TESTING UPDATES IN RESPONSE TO THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19).
UPDATE APRIL 22ND: Due to the Coronavirus, SAT is cancelling the June 6th SAT and Subject Tests. They will provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September and the previously scheduled tests on August 29th, October 3rd, November 7th, and December 5th. Students can register for these administrations starting in May. SAT will contact students directly when they have the exact date. Eligible students can register with a fee waiver.
Students can get early access to register for August, September, and October if they’re:
- Already registered for June
- In the high school class of 2021 and don’t have SAT scores
UPDATE APRIL 1ST: 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.
UPDATE MAY 13TH: SJCSD has made the decision to continue putting student safety first and not allowing students on campus until after June 15th. With this said we have had to cancel our ACT test scheduled for June 13th. Any student who needs this test for Bright Futures can change their test location free of charge as the test is not canceled we are just not offering it in St. Johns County. There should be no fee to change your test center even though it is after May 8th as we just closed our test location. If you need assistance changing your test center please contact ACT at 1-319-337-1270. If you registered for the test with a waiver you may have difficulties changing your test location online and therefore may need to call in. When calling in, please let the ACT representative know that you registered for the test with a fee waiver from the start as this will make things go much faster for you. If yo forgot your fee waiver number, please email me and I can send you your number again.
Student’s wishing to wait to test will be allowed to test free of charge. Remember, ACT system is not built to roll over money from one test to another so you will have to pay again for your future test and will be refunded for the June test. The next scheduled ACT test will be in September. Students will be able to log into their account in July to register for this test. If you have any problems or questions please contact ACT at 1-319-337-1270.
UPDATE APRIL 22ND: Beginning with the September 2020 national ACT test dates, students who have taken the ACT will have the option to retake individual sections of the ACT test instead of the entire exam. Students will also have the choice of taking the ACT online, with faster test results, on national test dates, and those who take the test more than once will be provided an ACT “super-score” that calculates their highest possible ACT composite score. The content and format of the ACT test itself will not change. Only the administration and reporting methods will be different. Please see the ACT/SAT page on the left for more details.
UPDATE APRIL 1ST: 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. Remember, you must register for this June 13th test by May 8th. Click here to learn more from ACT.
UPDATE FOR MARCH 24TH ACT/NCR (Non-College Reportable)
UPDATE MAY 14TH: The SJCSD has made the decision to put student safety first and cancel the ACT/NCR scheduled for June 2nd -4th. While we know this is less than ideal for our students, who have been working hard all year, we do have to think of their safety first. We already have a Fall ACT/NCR date scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th. Details on how to register for this test date will be available once we start the 2020-2021 school year. Please check back for more details once the new school year has started.
UPDATE APRIL 22ND: The ACT/NCR that was scheduled for March 24th and March 25th will be rescheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd (English Section); Wednesday, June 3rd (Math Section); and Thursday, June 4th (Reading Section) at 9:00 am, location will be sent to you by Mrs. O’Steen. Students only need to show up on June 3rd if they still need to meet the Algebra 1 EOC graduation requirement. Those students have been notified already by Mrs. O’Steen. It is extremely important that students are on time as once the test has started no late students will be admitted. I understand that this is not ideal, as these days are in the summer, but it is the window that ACT has provided and we must test within their window. In the meantime, please 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.
UPDATE APRIL 7th: Superintendent Forson has cancled all District Final Exams and other end of the year assessments.
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.
AP Exams will begin on May 4th and run through May 15th with late testing May 20th – May 22nd.
Senior Final Exams will begin on April 27th and run through April 30th.
Underclassmen Final Exams will begin May 21st and run through May 27th.
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.