TESTING UPDATES IN RESPONSE TO THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19).
UPDATE FOR MARCH AND MAY SAT
College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled for March 28) are also canceled. Students who already registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities will receive refunds. In the coming days, College Board will share additional information and details directly with registered students and test centers.
College Board will provide future additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as possible in place of canceled administrations. They are promising to be as flexible as possible to give students the best chance to show their skills and stay on the path to college.
They have not yet canceled the June 6, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration and will continue to assess its status, with the health and safety of students and educators as our top priority.
UPDATE FOR APRIL 4TH ACT
ACT has rescheduled its April 4th national test date to June 13th across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4th test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13th or a future national test date. Click here to learn more from ACT.
UPDATE FOR MARCH 24TH ACT/NCR (Non-College Reportable)
The ACT/NCR that was scheduled for March 24th and March 25th will be rescheduled for Wednesday, April 15th at 9:20 am in R254 and April 16th at 9:20 am in Mrs. Naughton’s Office. It is extremely important that students are on time on the 15th as it is an early release day and we will be on a very tight schedule to get both sections completed in one school day. I understand that this is not ideal, as it is the first two days back to school, but ACT has strict guidelines and requires us to test within their set testing windows. Since we will not be able to test in the initial window ending April 3rd we are taking advantage of the makeup window that ends April 16th. At this time we will be moving forward with these testing dates. If school closures continue past April 16th please know we will be in contact with ACT and will relay updates as they become available. In the meantime, please use this time to continue studying and using the strategies that Mrs. O’Steen has provided in class. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email our Testing Coordinator, Heather Naughton, at [email protected].
UPDATES ON AP TESTING
Current school and district plans indicate that many schools will remain in session and administer AP Exams in May. The AP Exam administration remains as scheduled for schools that will be open on May 4–8 and 11–15, with late testing scheduled for May 20–22.
GOVENOR DESANTIS CANCELED ALL K-12 STATE TESTING
Parents, the FSA Writing Assessment, which was scheduled for April 1-6, 2020, has been canceled, as well as all state testing in May 2020, which includes, Biology EOC, U.S. History EOC, Geometry EOC, Algebra 1 EOC and the FSA Reading Assessment. Also, all FSAA (Florida State Alternative Assessment) testing has also been canceled for Spring 2020. With all state testing canceled, DeSantis said that requirements for graduation and final course grades will be evaluated as if those assessments did not exist. I would like to thank all my volunteers and SJCSD employees who signed to proctor these assessments. Your time is valuable and we love having you in our schools. Thank you! And know that next year we will be in need of your time again. Stay safe in this new norm.
Questions Regarding FSA/EOC/District Testing? E-mail Ms. Naughton or call (904) 547-8528.
EOC/FSA testing will begin April 1st and run through May 20th.
Questions Regarding AICE Exam Testing? E-mail Mrs. Bechtle or call (904) 547-8533.
ATTENDANCE FOR TESTING
Before all testing, including retake windows, Ms. Naughton excuses each student on HAC by coding the periods students are to be testing with TB (Testing Elsewhere in Building). This shows teachers the day of testing that they are with her testing in the building. If a student does not report for testing they will be marked as Unexcused.
If students were in class, rather than in testing, students will need to have the teacher from each period the student was marked absent to either email Ms. Naughton or write a note which the student brings to Ms. Naughton stating that the student was in class. Once that is received the Unexcused will be removed.