EOC and TAKS
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STAAR EOC TESTING INFORMATION 

STAAR End-Of-Course

In 2011-2012, Texas students were introduced to a new state mandated test known as STAAR End-of-Course (EOC). The EOC examinations replaced the old state mandated test, TAKS. Students are now required to achieve a level 2 on five EOC's to graduate. The EOCs that students must take for graduation are; English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology and US History. EOC retesting will be held on the Lamar campus on December 07-11, 2015 and again in March and May. Notifications will go out to all students that need to test via parent call out and parent letter (to be brought home by the student). Scores will be available in early January and June. For more information please contact Ms. Thomas in the Testing Office 682-867-8336.

STAAR EOC TESTING DATES 

The following is the EOC testing dates for the year 2015-2016.

December 05-09, 2016   Retesting for students that did not meet level 2 during the Spring or Summer administrations 

March 28, 2017              English I (first time and retesters)

  March 30, 2017              English II (first time and retesters)

April 03-21, 2017           STAAR Alternate 2 Testing Period 

                                   May 01-05, 2017           Algebra, US History and Biology (first time and retesters)

June 19-23, 2017    Retesting for Students that DID NOT meet level 2 during the Spring administration

 

 

                                    

 

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PSAT
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PSAT 

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, all AVID freshmen ,sophomores and juniors enrolled in Arlington ISD will take the PSAT exam.   The test will be administered on each high school campus at 7:35 a.m. and will conclude at 11:30 a.m.  Students will attend their normally scheduled classes following the testing.  School will dismiss at 2:45 p.m. Freshman and Seniors are not required to take the test.  It is greatly recommended that all students take this opportunity to improve scores on the SATas well as earn scholarship opportunities. If a student is not in the 10th grade or the eleventh grade, but want to sign up for the test, they must see Ms. Thomas in the Testing Office (room 255). Sophomores, Juniors and AVID students do not have to sign up.  

 The PSAT not only provides insight into a student’s level of preparation for college courses, but it is also the standard by which juniors who take the PSAT may qualify as National Merit Scholarship finalists.  Additionally, PSAT test data will assist us in identifying your child’s academic strengths.  Test results should be available to students within 6-8 weeks.

 Please encourage your son/daughter to recognize the importance of this testing opportunity.  Students are best prepared with sufficient rest.  Your child should arrive on campus in plenty of time to find his/her assigned testing room by 7:35 a.m.  Students should bring at least two (2) sharpened pencils and an eraser.  Calculators are not required, although they are permitted.  Students must provide their own calculators.  Students must present their school ID to the test proctor on the morning of the PSAT.

 Should you have any questions about the PSAT administration, please contact the Testing Office of Lamar High School at 682-867-8336.

 

 

 

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TELPAS
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TELPAS

Writing Collections for TELPAS will begin in the month of February. During the month of January, raters will be trained and all necessary meetings are being prepared to give the students the best experience they could possibly have during these critical months of testing.

Reading Testing Dates

Testing dates have been set for students to take the READING portion of the TELPAS test. Students will be given a notification letter and the dates for testing are as follows:

9th graders: TBA

10th-12th graders(last name starting with A-L): TBA

10th-12th graders (last name starting with L-Z): TBA

MAKEUP TESTING DATES:

March 28- April 04, 2016

All students that are classified as LEP or ESL must take the reading test for TELPAS. It is very important that your child participates in this state testing.

 

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SAT and ACT
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ACT Test Dates & Deadlines
ACT Test Date Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
September 10, 2016 Aug. 5, 2016 Sept. 20, 2016
October 22, 2016 Sept. 16, 2016 Nov. 8, 2016
December 10, 2016 Nov. 4, 2016 Dec. 20, 2016
February 11, 2017 Jan. 13, 2017 Feb. 22, 2017
April 8, 2017 Mar. 3, 2017 Apr. 18, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 Jun. 20, 2017
SAT Test Dates & Deadlines
SAT Test Date Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available*
October 1, 2016 Sept. 1, 2016 Oct. 20, 2016
November 5, 2016 Oct. 7, 2016 Nov. 23, 2016
December 3, 2016 Nov. 3, 2016 Dec. 22, 2016
January 21, 2017 Dec. 21, 2016 Feb. 9, 2017
March 11, 2017 Feb. 10, 2017 Mar. 30, 2017
May 6, 2017 Apr. 7, 2017 May 25, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9. 2017 Jun. 22, 2017
*estimated  
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Curriculum Assessments
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Curriculum Assessments

 Curriculum Assessments are  benchmmark tests that the district administers to see if students are progressing at a satisfactory level and to measure if students need extra assistance in areas where they may be struggling.

We have not received a testing calendar for this year. As soon as we receive Benchmark Testing Dates, they will be added to the testing web page. Students will take all district test in the classrooms during their regular scheduled periods. School will run on the regular schedule.

For more information on Curriculum Assessments, please contact Ms. Tammy Thomas, Campus Testing Coordinator  @ 682-867-8336

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IB
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IB testing occurs in May of every year.  Students take written examinations at the end of the programme, which are marked by external IB examiners. Students also complete assessment tasks in the school, which are either initially marked by teachers and then moderated by external moderators or sent directly to external examiners.

The marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). Students can also be awarded up to three additional points for their combined results on theory of knowledge and the extended essay. The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance across the whole programme and to satisfactory participation in the creativity, action, service requirement. The highest total that a Diploma Programme student can be awarded is 45 points.  
 
Assessment is criterion-related, which means student performance is measured against pre-specified assessment criteria based on the aims and objectives of each subject curriculum, rather than the performance of other students taking the same examinations. The range of scores that students have attained remains statistically stable, and universities value the rigour and consistency of Diploma Programme assessment practice.
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Advanced Placement
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AP Testing          

 AP Teachers are compiling their curriculums to turn into College Board for approval. Last year was very successful for AP students and they were able to go onto Collegeboard.org to view their scores. They must use the testing code that was issued to them during testing. I am in the process of ordering the testing booklets that the students used during testing so that they may see where they need improvement.

The following is a list of tests and testing dates for the 2015-2016 school year:

 

Week 1 (2017)

Monday (May 1)

Tuesday (May 2)

Wednesday (May 3)

Thursday (May 4)

Friday (May 5)

Morning (8 a.m.)

Chemistry

Computer Science A

English Literature and Composition

United States Government and Politices

German Language and Culture

Environmental Science

Spanish Language and Culture

United States History

Afternoon slot (12 p.m.)

Psychology

Art History

Japanese Language and Culture

Chinese Language and Culture

Computer Science Principles

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

AP Seminar

May 5 is the deadline for AP Studio Art — the last day for Coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. EDT) and the last day to gather students in 2-D Design and Drawing for porfolio assembly.

 

Week 2 (2017)

Monday (May 8)

Tuesday (May 9)

Wednesday (May 10)

Thursday (May 11)

Friday (May 12)

Morning (8 a.m.)

Biology

Calculus AB

English Language and Composition

Comparative Government and Politics

Human Geography

 

Music Theory

Calculus BC

World History

Microeconomics

Afternoon (12 p.m.)

Physics C: Mechanics

French Language and Culture

Italian Language and Culture

Statistics

Latin

 

Spanish Literature and Culture

Macroeconomics 

European History

Afternoon (2 p.m.)

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

If you have any questions about last years testing, please contact Ms. Thomas in the Testing Office @ 682-867-8336

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