October Testing News

Read this newsletter to learn about October tests & training

Busy, busy month!

October is a busy testing month, truly the busiest one of the year! It is full of trainings and assessments to keep our students occupied, and you need to be aware of them all. Read this newsletter, add important dates to your calendar, and jot down things you need to know!

In an effort to reach students, get them prepared, and make them knowledgeable, letters and flyers will be distributed to you over the next week. I’m asking for your help to spread the word. Visit the site for an announcement PowerPoint you can display on your Promethean board: http://westmecktesting.weebly.com/psatplanmock-act.html.

October 6 - PLAN, Mock ACT, and CCRAA - Grade 10

  • The PLAN testing window begins for 10th graders. We have until October 15th to test 95% of all 10th graders.
  • A Mock ACT will be given to 11th graders using Triumph, an online system that allows students to complete full-length practice tests. This is given district-wide.
  • The College and Career Readiness Alternate Assessment for Grade 10 is given to a few select students who meet the qualifications and have parental permission.
  • All of the above test sessions will be administered through homeroom classes.

October 15 - PSAT and Mock PSAT

  • All 10th and 11th graders will take the PSAT.
  • 9th graders will take a Mock PSAT using Triumph and/or Schoolnet. This test is school-based.
  • All of the above test sessions will be administered through homeroom classes.

Near the End of October - Midterms

  • First semester midterms are given to all students.
  • There is no training for these assessments.
  • Teachers create these assessments themselves. I hope you'll use Schoolnet!
  • The principal decides on the exact dates.
  • The schedule will be released closer to the testing time.
  • Ms. Wise will provide you with details about entering these scores.

OCTOBER TEST TRAINING

Tuesday, Sep. 30th, 2:30-4pm

7400 Tuckaseegee Rd

Charlotte, NC

Please report to the MEDIA CENTER for training!

Visit the West Meck Testing Site!

If you want to take a look at the specifics of each test, I encourage you to visit the site to find:
  • The parent letter
  • Announcement PowerPoint you can use to help advertise
  • The Supervisors Manuals

MAKEUP TRAINING

Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 12-2:15pm

7400 Tuckaseegee Rd

Charlotte, NC

Please report to the MEDIA CENTER for training!

If you have a schedule conflict on Tuesday, September 30th, makeup training is ALL DAY on Wednesday at the following times:
1st Period: 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
2nd Period: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
3rd Period: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
4th Period: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Training Order of Events

All these tests...one big training!
  • 9th Grade Mock PSAT
  • 10th & 11th Grade PSAT
  • 11th Grade Mock ACT
  • 10th Grade PLAN & CCRAA - Grade 10