Assessments at Nathan Hale
Advanced Placement Testing
Advanced Placement Testing Information for 2021-22
The SAT will be administered to all seniors at Nathan Hale on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The school district has registered all students for these free exams. Students are taking the test in Mentorship class this year.
The SAT covers reading, writing, and math. The Seattle Public Library offers tutors for SAT practice through Tutor.com. All SPS students have access to this free opportunity. If you don’t have a library card you can use your student ID to get access.
To prepare for the SAT, students can access practice materials:
Students can link their college board account to Khan Academy and get a personalized practice plan using the results of their PSAT/NMSQT exam if they have taken it. Students need a College Board account to access results online. Exam scores can be used for college admission. You may send 4 reports to colleges of your choosing for free.
The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all sophomores and juniors at Nathan Hale on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The school district has registered all students for these free exams. Students are taking the test in Mentorships this year.
Smarter Balance ELA, Math & Science
The 9th grade class will take the Smarter Balance English/Language Arts, Math and Science exams in Mentorship on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. These exams are computer adaptive and measure grade level skills from the 20-21 school year. The tests have been redesigned to be shorter than in the past and no longer have a performance task. Freshmen will take the test on their school laptops. Personal devices cannot be used. Headphones will be available to those who need them.
Meeting standard on the SBA tests satisfy the graduation Pathway requirement. Juniors and seniors who have not yet passed or students who would like to improve their score are eligible to take the exam.
How you can better understand your student’s test results
Students who have already demonstrated standard with the SBA-Math or SBA-ELA as 10th graders do not have to re-take the exam. A score of 3 or above may be used for placement purposes for college admission.
Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (W-CAS)
Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (W-CAS) is a testing requirement and is administered to juniors. Content tested include biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. This is an online test.