HSAP Testing

Airport High School

HSAP Testing Starts Tuesday

HSAP testing begins on Tuesday, April 1 with ELA writing and will be followed by a second day of ELA on Wednesday, and then Math on Thursday, April 4.


English - Day 1 will be the Writing Portion called Extended Response. You will receive a prompt that will ask you to describe, explain, etc. When writing, be sure to include specific details. You will be allowed to use a dictionary and a thesaurus on this test. Please make use of both of them to find synonyms for over-used words and to look up misspelled words.


English - Day 2 is the Reading Portion plus Constructed Response. The reading portion will include passages of prose, poetry, and informational text that will be in multiple-choice format. The Constructed Response will assess how well you can read and comprehend a passage and answer a question about it. Remember the AQEQEC format for your response. You will not be allowed to use a dictionary or a thesaurus on this day of the test


What types of items are on the mathematics test?

· Multiple-Choice items with four options each will assess the content in Number and Operations, Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Data Analysis and Probability.

· Constructed-Response items are designed to integrate the expectations of Number and Operations, Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Data Analysis and Probability. These questions will ask students to show their work and/or write an explanation to support their answers.


What materials are students allowed to use when they take the mathematics test?

Each student will be given a reference sheet with formulas and a sheet of graph paper for scratch work along with the test booklet. These materials will be collected at the end of the test.


Can students use calculators during the mathematics test?

Students may use calculators during the mathematics test; however, the test questions were not written to require a calculator.

Importance of HSAP

Please remember that passing the ELA and Math portions of the HSAP test are required to earn a high school diploma!!! Do your best!!!