END OF COURSE (EOC) Fall 2014 ENG I - Monday 12/1 BIO - Tuesday 12/2 ENG II - Wednesday 12/3 ALG I - Thursday 12/4 (tentative) Make up test – Friday 12/5 Before the Test Things you need to do. Things you need to know. Get a good night’s sleep Eat a healthy breakfast each morning No drama Get to school on time It’s EXTREMELY important that you are here & feeling well on testing day! Come ready to “work hard” the entire testing time. Check out several books PRIOR to testing. You cannot bring your Kindle to read if you are testing. Things you need to “DO” Please dress in layers. The 2nd floor rooms are cold. We are unable to adjust the temperature. Pillows & blankets You will need to “fight” for every question In order to graduate, you “MUST” pass or you will continue to retake the test until you pass You will need to monitor and manage your time because the test is timed. Breaks use your time in the 4 or 5 hour time limit The clock only stops if you have a major medical need Be sure that you have bubbled by the 15 minute warning. Things you need to “KNOW” Things you need to “KNOW” There are only certain things your teacher can say on the day of the test. Accommodations will be available for your use. Pick up what you need when instructed by your teacher. If you miss both English tests, you can only make up one test on Friday. Be sure that you work toward making as high a grade as possible. Testing Rooms You can check for your name and room number on the “testing” posters in the hall. Posters are ready for viewing in the hall (near the library) There will be NO changes to testing rooms! If you “think” you should be testing and your name is NOT there, see Ms. Wadie. If you “think” you should not be testing and your name is there, see Ms. Wadie Block Lunch There will be NO block lunch for the ENTIRE week of testing. Day of the Test Schedule Goals Lunch What we provide TESTERS: Tentative Schedule of the Day 8:15-8:45 – attendance, cell phones, lunch order; live feed announcement by Mrs. Flores 8:45 - 9:00 – testing begins with teacher directions 2 hrs of testing on Tues/Thur & 2.5 hrs on Mon/Wed 30 min – lunch/restroom 2 hrs of testing on Tues/Thur & 2.5 on Mon/Wed What’s for Lunch? Cost $2.55 Sandwich (ham/turkey) Chips Cookie Fruit Carton of milk (NO choice of milk) NO change will be returned to students. Parents CANNOT bring lunch to be delivered to you. You may bring your own lunch and/or drink (There will be no microwave or refrigeration for lunches brought from home.) OK drinks: water, Gatorade, fruit juice NOT OK drinks: energy drinks, soda P 11:39 GOALS What WE Provide Bottle of water (Bring your own or you can get this one in the hallway) Earplugs STAAR pencil w/smiley face Lunch, but you may bring your own if you want Testing Accommodations (next slide) Testing Accommodations Your teacher will have these available and will give you an opportunity to pick them up. Highlighters Post its Scratch paper (colored & blank paper) Color overlays Index card - Place marker/Straight Edge Preferential seating (If you need to sit in a place where you won’t be distracted, let your teacher know.) P 11:43 During the test Strategies & Highlights Other tips J Testing Strategies Test Taking Strategies 3 passes Tally chart Highlight key words Deconstruct questions, visuals, and prompts Use resources Colored paper Overlays Straight edge Eliminate answer choices Testing Tips Be mindful of distracting noises (closing doors, tapping, constant movement, etc.) Let your teacher know if there is a problem – even if your teacher is the one distracting you. No talking in any format during the entire testing time for the entire school. Drink water Think of your happy place Stretch (quietly, without distracting others) Keep your answer document clean – no highlighter marks, stray pencil marks, erase completely, no rips, no creases Testing Tips – ENGLISH Use your tools: Color overlays, index cards, highlighters, post-it notes Use the formats you learned in your English class Use the dictionary/thesaurus PLEASE Be sure to actually answer the essay prompt. It will begin "Write an essay…" or "Write a story…" “ASK THE TEACHER TO READ THE PROMPT OUT LOUD” Bubbling Put your answer document aside “if” you are bubbling last At the “30 minutes left mark”, you should be bubbling. At the 10 minutes left mark, you should be finalizing and checking your bubbling. When you are ready to bubble… Bubble carefully Check your bubbles 2 finger check No highlighters when bubbling VERY Important Tips All EOC tests are “reading” test. You need to read carefully. You can tear out the math chart and graph paper AND you can write on them. Use your test taking skills as you have been taught in class 3 pass strategy is vital – Do what you know 1st, unsure 2nd, don’t know 3rd. Calculators can be used for math and science tests. No sharing, playing, or help from your teacher. Keep your earplugs. There are NO extras If you are sick, please see an administrator BEFORE starting your test. Once you break the seal, you have to make-up your tests. Watch your time. When it’s OVER, it’s OVER! And MOST Importantly… P 11:55 After the test What happens now? After the Test Sleep Read a book or school appropriate magazine. NO electronic devices (NO sharing or trading). NO talking even if everyone if your entire class is done You may still go to the restroom DO NOT write on anything after the test Your teacher will let you know if we will be attending 4th period. Testers are tentatively scheduled to go the 4th period on Tues/Thur. Testers will NOT go to 4th period on Mon/Wed. NON-TESTERS What you need to know? SCHEDULES & ROOM RELOCATION CHECK THE POSTERS TO SEE IF YOUR ROOM OR TEACHER HAS BEEN RELOCATED Things you need to “REMEMBER” Your best behavior is expected during testing. (Severity with your punishment if not) We will have NOT have Block Lunch Check your charts or the posters to locate your relocated classes. Your teacher will know which lunch you will have. It may be different from your normal lunch. Follow your regular schedule including attending your off-campus classes.