Welcome back everyone,
Please (make sure you) review the attachments and ask questions.
Welcome back and make it a great 2014-15 attachment provides lots of the recurring information from year to year mainly concerning principals. Pay special attention to item 12.
Test Coordinator–site attachment is the information to put out to certified staff to take on the test coordinator duties for your school. I remind you that the test is moving to an online format and therefore having someone with computer skills is highly recommended.
Assessment Matrix 2014-2015 attachment is revised today to include changes. The state currently has out for public comment until Aug 15 a refinement to the new graduation requirement. I believe it will be approved. First off, you should be aware the HSGQE was repealed and replaced with the requirement for student to “take” either the Workeys or ACT or SAT. What I believe will be passed is the requirement that 11th grade students will choose one of the tests between Aug and Sept and register for it. Workeys will be administered Nov 10- Feb 13 online. ACT will be administered March 3rd in the school and SAT will be administered Feb 25th in the school. All materials for these administrations will be sent directly to the school. This is a HUGE change to plan for. Schools may be allowed to jointly test for ACT and SAT. We’ll have to wait and see what the details identify.
I know this hits on all the “big” things and will keep you updated as the team gets updates from the state Department of Ed.