Our 3rd-6th grade students are preparing to take the CA summative Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC). Every 3rd-8th grade and high school students enrolled in a CA public school take the SBAC in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. These assessments measure the students’ achievement and growth in these 2 curricular areas. The assessment is taken online and is computer adaptive, meaning the questions get harder when the student answers correctly and easier when student answers incorrectly. The assessment requires students to write short and long answer responses in both ELA and math.
In class the students have taken 2 interim assessments, shorter versions of the summative assessments. There are practice tests available for students to access at home. You can access these assessments by visiting http://www.smarterbalanced.org/assessments/samples/. This website also has information about the assessment and how to help the students prepare for it.
At MWES, our students will test April 2 – May 13, 2019. A schedule was sent home with all 3rd-6th grade students, if you need the schedule please stop by the office for a copy.
March 19 – Early Dismissal – 1:34 pm
Lincoln Center Jazz Concert (4th-6th grade) – 9:00 am; MPR
March 20 – 2nd Grade OLSAT
Charitable Campaign Begins
PTA General Association Meeting – 8:15 am; Library
March 21 – 2nd Grade OLSAT
School Site Council Meeting – 2:45 pm; Staff Lounge
March 22 – 5th Grade Invention Convention – 8:30 am; MPR
March 26 – Early Dismissal – 1:34 pm
March 29 – Coffee with the Principal – 8:15 am; Parent Center
Lincoln Center Jazz Concert – 9:00 am; MPR
Charitable Campaign Ends