• Daily Practice of SAT Your Smart Phone

    Posted by Mark Rasmussen on 2/29/2016 5:00:00 PM

    Daily Practice for the New SAT

    Warning: Reading further will eliminate any excuse not to practice for the SAT.

    One Question a Day, Zero Excuses

    Make practice part of your routine — any place, any time. Answer a question a day on the Daily Practice for the New SAT app and get immediate feedback. The free app makes it easy to:

    • Answer an exclusive, official reading, writing and language, or math question.
    • Reveal a hint if you’re stuck.
    • Read answer explanations and learn from your mistakes.
    • Keep at it — daily practice can only sharpen your skills.

    Instant Practice Test Scoring

    Simulate test day and take the SAT or PSAT 10 on paper. Then — for the first time ever — take a picture of your answer sheet and get an instant score.

    Here’s how Scan and Score works:

    1. Take a complete SAT practice test orPSAT 10 practice test, using the official answer sheet to bubble in your answers.
    2. Open Daily Practice and activate your phone’s camera.
    3. Keeping the app open, scan your answer sheet with your phone’s camera.

    And there it is in seconds: your score. Scores are saved so you can track your progress.

    Next, dig into the question-by-question details, then connect to Official SAT Practice at Khan Academy® for personalized study.

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  • High School Testing in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

    Posted by Elizabeth Juge on 1/7/2016

    On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed a new education law that takes the place of No Child Left Behind.  This new federal law – the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the nation’s largest education law and will require states to develop new accountability systems.  This law goes into effect for the 2017-2018 school year. 

    Every Student Succeeds Act Accountability Hightlights

    Elementary and Middle Schools

    Academic Achievement

    • Assess annually in each grades 3 through 8 in English langauage arts and mathematics
    • Assess annually once during each grade span of 3-5 and 6-9 in science

    English Proficiency

    • Assess annually English learners’ progress in achieving English proficiency in grades Kindergarten through grade 8

    Another Academic Indicator

    • Other state selected academic factor broken out by subgroup (For example, growth on assessments)

    At Least One Other Non-Academic Indicator

    • State selected additional non-academic indicator (For example - student engagement or school safety)

    High Schools

    Academic Achievement

    • Assess annually once in high school in English language arts and mathematics (State selects one grade from grades 9 through 12)
    • Assess annually once during the grade span of 10 through 12 in science

    English Proficiency

    • Assess annually English learners’ progress in achieving English proficiency in grades 9 through 12

    Another Academic Indicator

    • Graduation rate by 4-year adjusted cohort

    At Least One Other Non-Academic Indicator

    • State selected additional indicator not related to an academic assessment (For example - post-secondary readiness )

     

    * 95% student participation is required of all students in a school, as well as each subgroup.

     

    Over the next year, the California Department of Education will develop a new accountability system based on the new federal law and aligned with California’s Local Control Funding Formula regulations. 

     

     

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