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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
School Hours: 8:35am-3:25pm
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase
Principal

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Testing

AzM2 (formerly AzMERIT)

Who
10th Graders

What
State-mandated standardized exam for Arizona state standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The Mathematics exam will cover Algebra 1 and Geometry content.

When (TENTATIVE)
April 6, 2021 - Writing
April 7, 2021 - Reading Part 1 & Part 2
April 13, 2021 - Math Part 1
April 14, 2021 - Math Part 2

Useful Links

AzM2 Sample Tests and Guide to the Sample Test
AzM2 Sample Test Scoring Guide - Math
AzM2 Sample Test Scoring Guide - ELA
Calculator Tutorial

AzSCI Field Test

Who
Students in grade 11 (cohort 2022)

What
State-mandated standardized exam for Arizona state standards in Science.

When (TENTATIVE)
April 8, 2021

Useful Links

Sample Test - Select Arizona, then click on "Mic Check and Sample Tests"
Formula Reference Guide
Period Table 

CWRA+ (**Canceled for the 2020-21 school year**)

Who
9th and 11th graders

What
“The College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+) directly measures student performance on critical-thinking and written-communication skills, such as analysis and problem solving, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation, and critiquing an argument, in addition to writing mechanics and effectiveness,” (https://cae.org).

The assessment consists of a Performance Task (DBQ)  to measure higher-order skills such as critical thinking and written communication in a real-world and a series of Selected Response (multiple choice) Questions to assess scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation, and critiquing an argument. 

When
Fall (9th graders during English classes) and Spring (11th graders during US History classes)

Schedule
TBD

AP (Advanced Placement)

**Please see the Feb 15 email to AP students and parents for more information about spring 2021 exams**

 

Who
All students enrolled in an AP course.

What 
Standardized exams designed to measure how well a student has mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course. Most AP courses have an end-of-year paper-and-pencil exam, but a few courses have different ways to assess learning—for example, AP Art and Design students submit a portfolio of work for scoring.

When
AP exams occur in the first two weeks of May.
Click here for a detailed exam schedule

How to Register
AP exam registration is a multi-step process:​​​​​​

  1. Students must create a MyAP account through College Board.
    Already have a College Board account?: Use the same credentials. DO NOT create two accounts.
  2. Once logged into MyAP, enter the join code provided by each teacher.
    Students will have a join code for each AP class in which they are enrolled.
  3. You will see that your exam registration is already "yes". If you know FOR SURE that you are not going to test, please contact Ms. Petrillo at jpetrillo@cfsd16.org to change your registration to "no." If there is any chance that you will test, do not change your order status.
    College Board has decided that for the 2020-21 school year only, all canceled exam fees will be waived. This means there is no penalty for a student to order a test and then cancel later - even up to test day. The only time a student would be charged a late fee is if they opt to register for an exam after the November deadline. With this in mind,  all students - upon joining AP classroom  - have an "Order Exam?" status of "Yes."
    1. Decision deadline for fall/yearlong classes = November 1 (students can still register w/late fee. Please email jpetrillo@cfsd16.org)
    2. Decision deadline for spring-only classes (S2 Gov/Macro) = March 1
  4. Pay the $95 fee (per test) via InTouch or by contacting the Bursar's Office.
    The payment deadline for all AP exams is March 1. 
    AP Seminar and AP Research exams have additional exam fees resulting in a total of $143 per test. 
     

Useful Links

MyAP - Gives students access to AP classroom, where teachers can provide/assign resources and practice. This is also where students will register for a test.

FAQs - Responses to frequently asked questions regarding AP Exams.

AP Home Page

College Board Equivalency Search

UA Credit Equivalency Chart

 

STAMP (Seal of Biliteracy)

Who
9th-12th grade students

What
Assessment to demonstrate proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (simplified or traditional), Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), or Russian.

When
There are four testing windows for the 2020-21 school year:
1. November-December (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)
2. December-January (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)
3. January-February  (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)
4. February-March (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

After registering for one of the above windows, students will be contacted to set a specific test date/time

How to Register

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED; 2021-22 STAMP information will be released fall 2021.

Cost
Full Test = $34.90
Listening & Speaking only = $30.90
Reading & Writing only = $30.90
Reading & Listening only = $25.90

 Useful Links

AZ Civics Test

Who
11th graders (as well as 12th graders who have not yet passed)

What
In 2015, the Arizona State Legislature passed the Arizona Civics Test Law (House Bill 2064). This bill requires students, beginning with the graduating class of 2017, to pass a civics test based on the United States Immigration and Naturalization civics questions. Students will be required to score 60% or higher in order to graduate from high school or obtain a high school equivalency certificate. School districts are required to document on the student’s transcript that the student passed the Arizona Civics Test.

When
Juniors, as well as seniors needing to pass, will test through US History classes on a date to be determined in the spring. (Seniors will be added into testing classes)

Useful Links

 

College Prep/Admission Testing

•Students are advised to link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts for personalized practice.

NEW: Information Regarding SAT Subject Tests and SAT with Essay

Colleges/Universities who are test-optional for fall 2021 admissions.

SAT/ACT

Who
All students are encouraged to take either the SAT and/or the ACT in spring of junior year. 9th and 10th graders are permitted to test, but may not have the full content knowledge.
 

What
Both the SAT and ACT are standardized college admissions exams. As many students score higher on one test than the other, and colleges always use the higher score, students should consider taking both the SAT and the ACT. Princeton Review and prepscholar are among websites that offer tips to consider when deciding which test to take if a student only wants to take one.

Go to sat.collegeboard.org to register for the SAT and actstudent.org to register for the ACT.   You will need a credit card and the CFHS CEEB code which is 030476.  We encourage families to take advantage of the four free test reports option and select four colleges when registering.  (Ordering reports later will cost approximately $12 each.)  Test fee waivers are available if a student qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch.   See your counselor.  

When

SAT - September 26, October 3, November 7, December 5, March 13, May 8, June 5
Click here to view Registration Information and Deadlines.

ACT - October 10/17/24/25, December 12, February 6, April 17, June 12, July 17
Click here to view Registration Information and Deadlines.

*Be sure to visit College Board and ACT's websites for updates regarding COVID-19. College Board and ACT have stated they will email students directly to notify you about cancellations *

Useful Links:

SAT
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests
https://satsuitequestionbank.collegeboard.org/

ACT
http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

Useful Phone Apps:

  • Khan Academy - Contains math video lessons to cover topics on both the SAT and ACT. Khan Academy has partnered with College Board and has expanded its SAT prep resources.
  • Magoosh ACT Flashcards - Cover essential English, math, and science knowledge. Contains an algorithm that adapts to the user so you know which concepts to focus on.
  • Daily Practice - Features official SAT questions. Practice with a question of the day or search archived questions by difficulty level.
  • The Grading Game - Invites players to find errors within sample essays - which is great for writing and English sections. The timer helps train your brain to find errors quickly and effectively. 
  • Math Brain Booster - Helps train for the "no calculator" portion for the SAT and improves attention span, reaction time, and mental sharpness by challenging user to solve tasks within a time limit.

PSAT

Who
All Juniors, and any interested freshmen and sophomores

What
The PSAT is the official practice SAT and is also the qualifying test for juniors for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT has two sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing.  Students will encounter passage-based questions—sometimes accompanied by tables, graphs, and charts—and math problems drawing upon algebra, geometry, and a little trig. 

When
January 26, 2021 

How to Register

Registration is closed.

*Please note that the PSAT is just one way for juniors to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program. If you are concerned about your student testing in January, please reach out to his/her counselor regarding other options for qualification. Additionally, there are plenty of free online practice tests for the official SAT. While the PSAT is the official practice test, it is not the only option for test prep.

Useful Links

Unofficial Practice ACT

Who
Open to students grades 9-11

What
The FFO is hosting an unofficial practice ACT test for students.

When
TBD

How to Register

Register via InTouch or with the Bursar ($35)

Unofficial Practice SAT

Who
Open to students grades 9-11

What
The FFO is hosting an unofficial practice SAT test for students. 

When/Where
TBD

How to Register

TBD

ASVAB

Who
Open to all students grades 10-12. 

What
The ASVAB is sponsored by the US military but any student, regardless of military interest, who would like a better understanding of possible career matches is encouraged to take this free assessment.  The ASVAB measures an individual’s knowledge and ability in ten different areas including general science, math reasoning, word knowledge and paragraph comprehension, coding speed, and mechanical and electronic information.  A student’s strengths are matched to possible careers and each student receives a personalized summary report.

When
TBD

How to Register

TBD

Useful Links

 

Testing Accommodations

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