Arrowhead Union High School District

State Required Testing Communication 2017

January 11, 2017
Greetings Arrowhead Staff and Families,

This communication is to staff, parents, and students regarding the schedule for second semester standardized testing.  Arrowhead administers 4 assessments that are required by the state of Wisconsin which will interrupt our regular daily schedule.  Additional communication will follow closer to testing dates regarding reminders, schedules and specific testing information.

Why the interruption to the regular schedule?

We want to provide students with a quality testing environment.  Our goal is to minimize distractions, interruptions or other testing irregularities by reducing the amount of students in the buildings. It is important to note that in order to administer 570 or more assessments to each grade level, teaching staff must be available to proctor and classroom space is needed for students to take the tests.  Note that the “ASPIRE” test for Grades 9 and 10 is a computer-based assessment which requires the class to be split in half to accommodate students’ needs for school-supported computers and software.

ARROWHEAD ASSESSMENT PLANNING CHART

Date

Test

Who takes the assessment?

What do OTHER students do?

(students not testing that day)

February 22

ACT Registration

ALL JUNIORS

All students in school- Adjusted Schedule

February 28*

ACT

ALL JUNIORS

Seniors - No classes (OFF)

Freshmen - Classes in session

Sophomores - Classes in session

March 1**

ACT WORKKEYS

ALL JUNIORS

Seniors - No classes (OFF)

Freshmen - Classes in session

Sophomores - Classes in session

May 15

ASPIRE 10

Sophomores with last names A-K

Seniors - Classes in session

Juniors - Classes in session

Sophomores - No classes for last names L-Z (OFF)

Freshmen - No classes (OFF)

May 16

ASPIRE 10

Sophomores with last names L-Z

Seniors - Classes in session

Juniors - Classes in session

Sophomores - No classes for last names A-K (OFF)

Freshmen - No classes (OFF)

May 22

ASPIRE 9

Freshmen with last names  A- Lloyd

Seniors - Classes in session

Juniors - Classes in session

Sophomores- No classes (OFF)

Freshmen - No classes for freshmen last names Lo-Z (OFF)

May 23

ASPIRE 9

Freshmen with last names Lo-Z

Seniors - Classes in session

Juniors - Classes in session

Sophomores - No classes (OFF)

Freshmen - No classes for students last names  A-Lloyd (OFF)

 *March 21 Makeup test for ACT
** March 22 Makeup test for ACT Work Key

Please Note:  For Feb 28/March 1- Sophomores who have North Campus classes will stay at South for the entire school day. More information will be sent regarding where they go for periods in which they normally attend classes at North Campus.

Additionally: Sophomores who are in classes at NORTH CAMPUS should check with teachers regarding work missed on days “off."

Thanks,

Sue Casetta
Director of Learning