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    The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered to all sophomores and juniors on October 11th, free of charge, at Nathan Hale.  Students are pre-registered and don't need to do anything to take the test except report to the the Main Gym at 8:15.  Everyone will need their ID, #2 pencils and a calculator. The PSAT takes approximately four hours.  Snacks will be provided during the break but students may want to bring water and extra snacks.  The PSAT/NMSQT scores are used by the College Board to identify juniors who may be eligible for scholarships.

    The School Day SAT will be administered at Nathan Hale to all juniors on March 7, 2018.

    Advanced Placement tests will be administered May 7-May 18.

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    The Smarter Balanced English/Language Arts (ELA) and Smarter Balanced Math exam are a graduation requirement for all classes.  Juniors and seniors who have not yet passed or students who would like to improve their score are eligible to take the exam twice a year. The Fall re-take is October 23-November 17. Click to practice - http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/

    The Smarter Balanced ELA and Math tests will be administered to all sophomores this year. The tests are online and will be given March 5-June 8. The SBA-ELA test will be given in the Integrated Studies classes.  The Math test will be given in the math classes.  Students who have already demonstrated standard with the SBA-Math or SBA-ELA do not have to re-take the exam.
    The State Board of Education has set the following cut scores:

    SBAC Score Standards


    The Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (W-CAS) is a testing requirement and will be administered to juniors this year.  The W-CAS replaces the Biology End of Course exam and is a graduation requirement for the Class of 2021. Content tested include biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. This is an online test and will be administered May 4-June 8. More detail will be announced in February.

    This is the last year that the Math End of Course exam will be administered.  It is available only to seniors who have not yet met standard on the state tests or passed with a graduation alternative such as the SAT or ACT. The Winter testing dates and Spring testing dates will be available soon.

    Graduation


    College Entrance Exams:  SAT with Essay, ACT with Writing Test Score

    After a student has taken the Smarter Balanced Math or ELA test they are eligible to submit a college entrance exam as an alternative score.

    Students must meet or exceed one of the following scores in a subject area:

    Class of 2017 and beyond:

    Graduation Assessment Requirement SAT with Essay
    (March 2016 or later)
    ACT with Writing

    Mathematics

    430 16

    English Language Arts

    410 14
          


    A student may use a score of 3 or more from an Advanced Placement Exam. Nathan Hale offers AP classes in Environmental Science, Calculus, Statistics, English Literature, English Language, U.S. History,Computer Science, Japanese, Spanish, and Studio Art.

    Click to take the practice test: Smarter Balanced - computer assisted testing