XHS End of Course Testing Questions and Answers

END OF COURSE TESTING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: SPRING, 2021

 

Who has to take End of Course tests?
Any student currently taking any of the following classes will be taking an End of Course Test in that subject:** 

  • GR 10 English & Language Arts (April 13 & 14)-Offered mainly to GR 10 students-but other grade level students may be enrolled.
  • American Government (April 20 & 21)-Offered mainly to GR 11 students-but other grade level students may be enrolled.
  • Biology (April 22 & 23)-Offered mainly to GR 10 students-but other grade level students may be enrolled.
  • Geometry (April 27 & 28)-Offered mainly to GR 10 students-but other grade level students may be enrolled.
  • Algebra I (April 29 & 30)-Offered to mainly to GR 9 students-but other grade level students may be enrolled.
  • US History (5/4 & 5/5) -Offered mainly to GR 9 students-but other grade level students may be enrolled.
**Please review your child’s schedule in Progress Book if clarification of course names is needed.


My student is taking one or more of these classes, but they are an online student.  Do they have to take an End of Course test?

Yes.  It does not matter if your student is taking classes in the building or online – if they are taking one of the six tested classes, they are supposed to take the appropriate End of Course test.

 

When are the tests going to be administered?

The testing schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14 – GR 10 English Language Arts

Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21 – American Government

Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23 – Biology

Tuesday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 28 – Geometry

Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30 – Algebra I

Tuesday, May 4 and Wednesday, May 5 – US History

 

Do students in Honors classes have to take these tests?

Yes.  Students in Honors classes and Advanced Placement Government classes still have to take End of Course classes. 

 

Does my student have to test on both days?

Yes.  Each test consists of two parts; part one of the test will be given one day, and part two the following day. 

 

When will testing begin on test days?

Testing will begin at 7.30 in the morning on test days.  Students who are testing will be expected to be in their assigned testing room by 7.30 am.

 

How long is each test?

The two English tests are 1 hour, 45 minutes long.  The two tests for Government, Biology, Algebra, Geometry, and US History are each 90 minutes tests.

 

Will my student need to bring anything to their test?

The only thing students who are testing will need to bring is their fully charged Chromebook.

 

 

Will the High School still be having classes on test days?

Yes, we will still be holding classes on test days.  The High School will run on a two-hour delay schedule on the days that we test.

 

If my student is not taking a test, when should s/he be at the high school for classes?

Students not testing should arrive at the high school on test days at 9.15 am.  The building will be locked, and no students will be admitted into the building while tests are being administered.

 

My student rides a bus.  On days s/he is not testing, what should s/he do?

There will be NO special bus schedule on test days.  Students whose only means of getting to school should meet their bus at the regular time and ride the bus to school.   Such students will be assigned to a classroom area where they can do work until classes begin.

 

Will my student be able to get into the building before 9.15 if they are not testing and they do not ride a bus?

Students who arrive before 7.30 am will be allowed to stay in the building while testing is being conducted.  These students will be assigned to a classroom area where they can do work until classes begin.  Once testing begins at 7.30 am, no one will be allowed to enter the building until 9.15 am.

 

What will my online student do when s/he is finished testing?

Online students will be allowed to leave the building once their test session is completed.  If they need to contact someone for a ride home, they may do so in the Main Office.

 

What happens if my student misses one or both tests?

Students who need to take the Language Arts test must have completed both tests by Friday, April23.  Students taking the other tests must have completed both tests by Friday, May 7.  In the event your student misses one or both tests, they will be contacted by our test coordinator, Ms Patterson, to make arrangements to complete the test at another time.

 

What happens if my student cannot make up their test before the end of testing date?

If your student cannot take their test before the end date, there will be additional chances to take any test later in the summer.  There will also be testing dates available in late November or early December of 2021, as well as in late March and April of 2022.

 

I cannot find my question here.  What should I do next?

Contact the High School, and tell the receptionist that you have a question about End of Course testing.  Your call will be forwarded to someone who can help you.