Testing and Monitoring
Continuous evaluation of student learning is an integral part of the instructional process in the SABIS® Network. Frequent testing is conducted in order to evaluate student learning and permit timely, positive intervention. Testing students in this way has a number of very important advantages:
- Students learn to perform well under the pressure of time and other constraints
- Students develop the ability to focus and to sustain concentration for increasingly long periods
- Feedback from testing allows close monitoring and follow-up
Diagnostic Tests are
- Administered to all new, incoming students
- Academic "x-ray" to detect pre-existing gaps in knowledge
- Used to determine grade level placement
- Determine English/math level or readiness to leave intensives classes
The SABIS Academic Monitoring System® (AMS)
- Begins in Grade 2 for mathematics, and Grade 3 for mathematics and English
- Checks student learning and long-term retention
- Evaluates students' grasp of essential concepts
- Include multiple-choice questions with answers recorded on "bubble sheets"
- Are computer-scored
- Count for 20% of a student's total grade in a given subject
- Help to isolate "gaps" in student learning
- Monitor student’s mastery of essential concepts
- Serve as a re-teaching guide for teachers
- Test concepts taught in the last three weeks
- Begin in Grade 1
- Provide results which are sent home within 2 weeks of the exam
PARCC Testing Information
-There will be an #askPARCC Twitter office hours session on parent and family resources for the PARCC state test on Thursday, February 19 from 5-6 EST, held by www.parcconline.org. Join by using the hashtag #AskPARCC. If you are unable to join, don't worry - this session will be archived in the PARCC Storify library.
Overview of what PARCC is like, click here.
Practice tests and sample tests (for all grades), click here.