Smarter Balanced Testing Information

Spring Valley will be using the Smarter Balanced test beginning April 14.

All 9th and 10th grade students will be testing in their homeroom using their county supplied computers. Please be sure they are fully charged each morning before school begins. You will be in your homeroom classroom from the beginning of the day until close to 5th period/lunch. The testing will take at least 5 days (April 14, 15, 16, 17, 21). 9th and 10th grade students who have broken computers verified with Mr. Totten will be testing in the library. All other students will be testing in their homeroom.

All 11th grade students will be testing in computer labs. Since we do not have enough computer labs to test everyone at once, one half of the 11th grade class will test in the morning (periods 1-4) and one half the 11th grade class will be in the afternoon (periods 5-8, after 1st lunch). Please note, these days rotate to allow all students some opportunities to be in their regular classes. Also, students who have teachers who will be testing in the afternoon and students who attend classrooms utilized in the afternoon will have to report to the commons during their class period.

All 12th grade students in attendance will be in the commons area each morning until testing is complete. All 11th grade students who are not testing in the morning will be in the commons as well during the mornings. Also, students who have signed permission to opt-out of state testing should report to the commons during testing. Classes should resume fairly normally after lunch.