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Spring 2021 Testing Information

STAAR EOC

Tuesday, May 4, On Paper Algebra EOC

Wednesday, May 5, Online US History EOC

Thursday, May 6, Online Biology EOC


AP TESTING 

2021 AP Exam Information

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE APRIL 30th

AP Exams begin May 3rd and end on May 28th.  

We will have a combination of in-person/paper exams and at-home/digital exams.

DATES FOR EACH EXAM:

Each student will receive an email containing information about which AP exams they are registered to take as well as the date, time, format, and testing location.  Please review this email for more information about your AP exams.

ACCEPTABLE DEVICES:

For students taking digital AP exams, you may use a personal desktop or laptop computer.  You can also use a school-managed Chromebook.  You cannot use a personal Chromebook, ipad, tablet, or smartphone to take AP digital exams.

STEPS FOR TAKING DIGITAL AP EXAMS:

  1. PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO FIRST!!! 
  2. Download the Digital Testing App as soon as possible.  You can only take the digital exams on a computer (no tablets or smartphones).  
    1. You should download the app on the device you plan to use for digital testing!
    2. If your AP student is taking a digital exam on a school-issued Chromebook, the district has already loaded the app for you.  Go to “Apps” in the bottom left corner and then “2021 Digital AP Exams.”  You will login using your College Board account and then click “Submit.”
    3. If your AP student is taking a digital exam on a school-issued laptop, scroll to the bottom of this page for step-by-step directions to access the app.
  3. Practice with Example Questions in the Digital Testing App.
  4. Complete Exam Setup for each digital exam 1-3 days before the scheduled exam.  
    1. You should complete the Exam Setup on the device you plan to use for digital testing!
  5. Check in to your AP Exam 30 minutes before the start time.  Remember, we are in the Central Time Zone. 

EXAM SECURITY:

The following information was taken directly from the College Board website.

Digital exams administered at home will:

  • Not allow students to return to answered questions or move back and forth between unanswered questions.
  • Begin at the same time worldwide with synchronous section start times.
  • Include security features to prevent students from collaborating, accessing unauthorized aids, or attempting to have someone else test for them.
  • Be reviewed with plagiarism detection software and reviewed with post-exam analyses to identify collaboration or use of unauthorized aids.

CONTACT THE AP COORDINATOR:

If you have any other questions or concerns please reach out to rachel.hinojoza@nisd.net as soon as possible.

 

DIRECTIONS FOR STUDENTS TAKING DIGITAL EXAMS ON A SCHOOL-ISSUED LAPTOP:

***On campus learners using school issued laptops can install the app through the "Lab Shortcuts" folder on their desktop or through the software center.

***Distance learners using school-issued laptops can install the app through the software center.

Lab Shortcuts:

  Software Center:

  • Start menu --> Microsoft System Center --> Software Center

  PAYMENT 

  • AP Exam Payment available online through MySchoolBucks.  Payment due before Friday, March 5th (Spring Break). 
  • Directions attached below
  • Cost is $25.00 per exam; $10.00 per exam for students with fee waiver.   
  • In-person students can also pay with cash/check to Ms. Hinojoza in B102 (in the library).  Please email rachel.hinojoza@nisd.net with any questions.

SAT for Jr's 

All juniors enrolled in Northside ISD must indicate if they will OR will not participate in the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) without Essay on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at their home campus. All NISD students enrolled in Grade 11 may participate. Virtual learners registered to take SAT will be allowed on campus on April 27 for this purpose. The deadline to submit this form is Sunday, April 18, 2021. Please contact your school with any questions.

2021 SAT School Day Participation Grade 11 Form

Students choosing to participate must:

  • submit a completed Participation Form within the registration window indicating that they will test.
  • have a photo ID on the testing day such as school photo ID, driver’s license, passport, or military ID.
  • follow campus safety procedures on testing day.
  • bring #2 pencils and a calculator on testing day. (These will be provided if needed.)
  • wear a mask and maximize social distance from others.

Students not participating must:

  • submit a completed Participation Form within the registration window indicating they will not test if an 11th grader.
  • attend school virtually from home on the testing date.

Safety protocols will be in place at each campus. Transportation will be provided for those currently eligible for bus services. Students/parents must indicate bus and meal needs on the Participation Form.

Information on the College Board testing program: www.collegeboard.org

Information and practice for the SAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice

Please contact your campus for additional information.

 


TSI

Follow this link to the Advanced Academic page, located under Academics. New TSI information is located at the bottom of page. 

https://www.nisd.net/oconnor/academics/advanced-academics


 

 

 

Virtual learners who are bus eligible may request bus services for TELPAS or STAAR testing dates here:

Tester Transportation


Each individual campus will communicate their TELPAS and STAAR testing dates in advance. TELPAS dates will be sent early to mid February to eligible students, and STAAR dates will be sent on Friday, February 26.

Transportation requests must be received at least 1 week in advance of need. Parents will receive an email within 3 working days of form submission with bus number, pick up and drop off times and location.

Please contact your child’s campus with any questions.

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