AP classes are rigorous academic courses designed for students who are college bound. There is no placement test for AP. Students self-select these courses and should be prepared to work at a college-level pace. At the end of the course, the student is expected to take the AP exam which is managed by College Board.
AP exams are highly recognized by colleges and universities with regard to a student's preparation for the demands of college courses. AP exams present an opportunity for college credit and/or higher placement in college courses. Each college decides which AP exam grades it will accept for credit or placement.
Information about exam dates and fees can be found on the College Board website.
The Smarter Balanced assessment system provides educators, students and parents meaningful results with actionable data to help students succeed. The assessment is aligned to Common Core State Standards and consists of three major components, all designed to improve teaching and learning.
The Smarter Balanced Summative assessments are required. They will take place during the last 12 weeks of the school year. These computer-based tests will help schools evaluate how well their students performed by comparing them with students from other schools across the nation. The end-of-year assessments also will empower families by providing them with a clear indication of how well their children are progressing toward mastering the academic knowledge and skills necessary for college and career readiness.
Smarter Balanced assessments replaced the math, reading and writing portions of the MSP students in grades 3-8. The science portion of the MSP (tested in grades 5 and 8) remained the same. 11th graders will take the high school level of the new Smarter Balanced tests, but meeting standard on the tests is not a graduation requirement until the Class of 2019. Students will not take the new Smarter Balanced tests in grades K-2, 9, or 12. 10th graders will only take the English Language Arts Smarter Balanced test.
When are the tests and who takes each test?
SBAC English Language Arts (ELA) testing
If you are a 11th or 12th grader still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test, then you will test on April 22nd AND 29th in the library at 7:45.
SBAC Math testing
If you are an 11th or 12th grader still needing to demonstrate proficiency on this test, you will test in the library at 7:45 on the following days. Please see the schedule for when you will be testing:
WCAS Science Testing
All 11th graders enrolled in a science class will take the exam during their science class on either May 6th or May 7th.
The WCAS is a graduation requirement for the class of 2021 and beyond.
Please see your Inglemoor Counselor for SBAC information.
PSAT Scores Available for Students Online Weds., Dec. 12
Juniors, sophomores, and freshmen who took the PSAT/NMSQT in October can access their scores through their online College Board account starting December 12.
Students who included an email address on their answer sheet will be emailed their access code from the College Board.
If a student does not have a College Board account, they can sign up for one at any time.**
Students who do not receive an emailed access code can still go to their College Board account, click to get their scores, and provide information to find their scores.
If students are having trouble accessing their released scores:
They may need to update their account information. Students can log in to the student score portal and follow the instructions to verify their account.
Students can learn how to use their PSAT/NMSQT access code to verify their account by logging in to the student score portal.
Does the student have another College Board account? The student or a parent could have made it. Log out and log back in using the other account.
For more help, College Board customer support can be contacted at 866-433-7728, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST.
IHS will be receiving paper copies of the Score Reports from the College Board during winter break. Score Reports will then be provided to students, along with a brief tutorial, during lunches in the Career Center on January 2nd and 3rd.
If students should have further questions regarding PSAT/NMSQT scores, they can email their assigned school counselor. Thank you!
**Students should sign up for their own account (with their corresponding email address) that they will continue to access throughout their high school career.
Their name should match the name they used when they tested.
Parents must not create an account on their student’s behalf. If email addresses do not match or two accounts are established for the same student, for example, students may have difficulties obtaining their scores.