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    Tutor.com

    Virtual Tutoring is accessible from the Seattle Public Schools website. Visit the SPL Virtual Tutoring webpage for more information. Website: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/learning/student-success/virtual-tutoring.

    Live English and Spanish tutors are available from 2 to 10pm daily. Vietnamese tutors are available from 4 to 7pm.

    Log in to Tutor.com with a Library card or Library Link Number and PIN. To find out how to use your Seattle Public Schools student ID number, visit our Library Link page. Tutors can help with any school subject, including:

    • Math
    • Writing
    • Science
    • History
    • AP Classes
    • College Essay Writing
    • Job Applications, Cover Letters and Resumes

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    School Day SAT 

    The School Day SAT with Essay will be administered at Nathan Hale to all seniors, free of charge October 2021. Students are automatically registered by the school district and do not need to sign up. The SAT covers reading, writing, and math. To prepare for the SAT, students can access practice materials on the College Board website. 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. Information is available in the Teen section on the library website. 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.  Pick up a flyer in the counseling office for a list of other resources. Exam scores can be used for college admission.  You may send 4 reports to colleges of your choosing for free.

    SAT Practice at Khan Academy

    PSAT/NMSQT-School Day administration October 2021 The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered to sophomores and juniors next October. You can practice on the College Board website: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

    TEST DAY-what do I do?
    On the day of the test students should arrive at the Main Gym at 7:45 for check-in.  It's important that students have had breakfast and a good night's sleep.  Pencils and a calculator are required (no mechanical pencils.) It is a good idea to bring water and a snack for during the break. You need a calculator.

     Here's what will happen:

    • Get your answer key from your counselor in the Commons
    • Power down all devices, put them away, stow your things by the bleachers and be seated
    • The test supervisor will read all instructions verbatim from a manual and can answer questions only about procedure, not about test questions or content
    • The test supervisor will tell you when to start and stop working on each section
    • You must work within each section of the test only for the time allotted
    • You may not go back to a section once that section has ended
    • You may not go ahead to a new section if you finish a section early
    • Do not skip sections.  Doing so may result in score cancellation, delays, or both
    • After the test is finished the test supervisor will collect and count the test books to make sure all materials have been turned in
    • Students may not leave the testing room until the test supervisor dismisses them

    Breaks

    There is one 10-minute and one five-minute break during the test, the only times you can eat and drink.

    • Test books, answer sheets, and calculators must remain on your desk during breaks
    • A small snack will be provided during the longer break

    Devices

    We mention cell phones and electronics often, and for good reason.  Your scores will be canceled if you don't follow the rules around devices.  Absolutely no phones allowed during the test for any reason.

    Although the test can be taken without a calculator:  bring a calculator!

    Smarter Balanced Exams

    The Smarter Balanced English/Language Arts (ELA) and Smarter Balanced Math exam are given second semester to sophomores.  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.  

    For more information on how you can better understand your student's test results visit:

    https://wa.startingsmarter.org/

    The Smarter Balanced ELA and Math tests are administered to all sophomores. The tests are online. The SBA-ELA test will be given in the Humanities classes.  The Math test will be given in the math class the student attends.  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) is a testing requirement and is administered to juniors. Content tested include biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. This is an online test.