Student Training Info Fall 2014 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
 Check out several books PRIOR to testing. You
cannot bring your Kindle to read if you are
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
Day of the Test
What we provide
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)
Carton of milk (NO choice of milk)
NO change will be returned to students.
Parents CANNOT bring lunch to be delivered to
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
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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.)
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During the test
Strategies & Highlights
Other tips
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…"
 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…
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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
 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.
What you need to know?
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.

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