STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST, 10TH EDITION (SAT-10)1st grade By: Mrs. Patino & Mrs. Vasquez
What is the SAT? • The STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST • Helps educators make data-driven decisions. A range of user-friendly score reports, designed with the input of administrators and teachers across the country, supports, teaching, learning, and accountability requirements. • Administrators: obtain critical data to document and monitor the progress of all children and to disaggregate results according to federal mandates. • Teachers: receive specific information to support instructional planning for individual students and the class as well as to improve their teaching. • Parents: better understand their child’s achievement level and get direction for home involvement.
Can a student fail the SAT? No, students do not pass or fail the test. It will just show what they have learned and what they can do.
STUDENTS TO BE TESTED • All Kindergarten (SESAT-2), grade 1 and 2 students in the district, including: • English Language Learners (ELLs) regardless of time in an ESOL program; • (If most students are done and ELL student is taking their time, they can take a break and change location of testing • Most students with disabilities
The only students who may be exempted are: • Students with disabilities who have a current Individual Education Plan (IEP) that specifies the student is exempt from standardized testing; OR • Student who has a temporary physical disability (e.g., broken arm) or temporary emotional problem, (e.g., recent death in the family). • Students designated exempt from standardized testing on the IEP. • Students who are visually impaired and the test format is not available. • List exempt students on the Record of Absences, Exemptions and Invalidations form.
ACCOMMODATIONS • FLEXIBLE SETTING • FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING • FLEXIBLE TIMING • RECORDING OF ANSWERS • FLEXIBLE PRESENTATION
A Note about Testing Time • The times provided for the SAT-10 are approximate times only, and should be appropriate for most standard curriculum students. • Students who need additional time to complete the assessment should be allowed to finish the test. • Accommodations may be provided to students with disabilities and LEP students, as determined appropriate. Program Guide pgs. 10-11
Required Materials • Test materials for each student (test booklet, ID Header) • Sharpened #2 pencils • Scratch paper (mathematics subtest K-2) • Centimeter/inch ruler (both subtests/K-2) • Directions for Administering SESAT 2 • Directions must be read VERBATIM • Do Not Disturb sign
Test Materials Each student must be assigned a ‘set’ of materials consisting of a test booklet and an ID Header Sheet . Test Booklets • Complete student info on top line on the back of test booklet including student name, teacher, and school. • NO BUBBLING IS REQUIRED on the test booklet. • Students bubble answers in the test booklets. ID Header Sheets • Students enrolled on or before February 27, 2012, will have pre-printed ID Header Sheets. • ID Header Sheets must be hand bubbled for all other students.
Administration Reminders • District provided paper rulers • Grades 1 and 2 • Reading Comprehension subtest: Use the blank side as a marker • Mathematics Problem Solving: Ruler is required to complete test items. • Mathematics/Mathematics Problem Solving • Test questions can only be read once for all standard curriculum students in grades K-2. However, ELL and SPED students in grades K-2 may have test questions reread or clarified on a one -on-one basis IF students request it.
Administration Reminders..cont’d • 1st & 2nd short passages on their own • Math- only read once to each student; unless stated on their IEP • Students are allowed to underline as long as it is nowhere near the answer choices • Students are allowed to circle key words in the questions
Back Cover of SAT-10 Test Booklet Program Guide pg. 42
How to prepare your child to take the SAT • HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOUR CHILD CAN DO: • REST: Get a good nights sleep before taking the SAT • EAT: A good breakfast on the morning that you take the SAT is important. • LISTEN: Listen carefully to the directions the teacher gives and follow them exactly. If you don’t understand what to do, ask the teacher to repeat the directions or to explain them again. • TRY: Do your best. You are not expected to know the answer to every question. Some of the questions may seem hard, but keep trying and don’t give up. HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU AS A PARENT CAN DO: • DISCUSS: Help your child understand that the SAT provides a chance to show what a student knows about a subject and how the teacher can best help the student to learn. Make sure your child understands that the SAT scores simply give information. They will not be used to reward or punish students. • SUPPORT: See the your child keeps up regular study habits • RELAX: Reassure your child about the test- taking experience. Students who are calm and sure of themselves do better.
Reminders • Testing window: April 8– 12, 2013 • All students K-2 will be provided the district centimeter rulers for both subtests tested. • All students K-2 will have practice test materials. • No Preview for Parents
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