Student Training Info Fall 2014 EOC

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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?
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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
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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.)
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During the test
Strategies & Highlights
Other tips
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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…
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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
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.

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