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    SBA Testing Info (Updated w/ Testing Schedule)
    Posted on 04/16/2019
    During the SBA testing weeks in April and May, we will be implementing a block schedule (125-minute classes, 3 classes each day). Students will take the ELA test when their ELA classes meet the first week and will take the Math when their Math classes meet the second week. (See details below.) 8th graders will take the WCAS in their science classes during the last week of May. Students will attend their other classes, as regular.

    Testing Schedule Overview:

    Date Assessment Description
     April 29-May 6
    • Block Periods M-Th
    • No advisory on block days 
    • No testing on Friday May 3
    • Regular schedule on Monday, May 6
    SBA ELA (all grades)
    Students will have 3 testing sessions, during their scheduled ELA classes.
     May 7-13
    • Block periods T-F
    • No advisory on block days
    • Regular schedule on Monday, May 13th
     SBA Math (all grades) Students will have 3 testing sessions, during their scheduled Math class
     May 14-17
    • Regular Schedule
     Extended time (all grades) Additional time will be provided for all students who need to complete their assessments
     May 28-31
    • Regular schedule
     WCAS (8th grade) Students will have 4 testing sessions during their scheduled Science classes

    Testing Block Schedule:

    HIMS Block Schedule For ELA Testing Week 1: Apr 29-May 3 2019
       Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday

     ELA  ELA ELA ELA ELA
    8:55a-11:00a
     Per. 1 Per. 2 Per. 3
    (8:55a-10:35a)
    Per. 4  Regular
    Bell
    Schedule
    No Testing
    11:00a-1:40p
    w/ Lunch
     Per. 3 Per. 4 Per. 5
    (10:35a-12:50p)
    Per. 6
    1:40p-3:45p  Per. 5 Per. 6 Per. 1
    (12:50p-2:30p)
     Per. 2

    HIMS Block Schedule For ELA/Math Testing Week 2: May 6-10 2019
       Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
       ELA Math Math Math Math
     8:55a-11:00a  Regular
    Bell
    Schedule.
    Testing
    in ELA Class
     Per. 5  Per. 6
    (8:55a-10:35a)
    Per. 1 Per. 2
     11:00a-1:40p
    w/ Lunch
     Per. 1  Per. 2
    (10:35a-12:50p)
    Per. 3 Per. 4
     1:40p-3:45p  Per. 3  Per. 4
    (12:50p-2:30p)
    Per. 5 Per. 6

    This year, part of the state testing window coincides with the observance of Ramadan. Seattle Public Schools are required to follow the state mandated testing window and cannot change this. Our school’s testing dates within the window are April 29th-May 31st.  We want to meet every student’s needs for successful preparation and support them in doing their best as they take the state tests. For families observing Ramadan, please let the Hamilton Administration know how we can best accommodate your students/family during this time. 

    Students will have 3 testing sessions, during their scheduled ELA classes.

    Students will have 3 testing sessions, during their scheduled ELA classes.

    Students will have 3 testing sessions, during their scheduled ELA classes.

    Students will have 3 testing sessions, during their scheduled ELA classes.