Next week begins the annual standardized testing season. Students will be assessed so that they can see their growth as individuals and so that our school can see where we stand compared to other schools like ours across the country. These tests are compulsory for all students in public schools. Students who are not testing will not attend classes but will rather have asynchronous work to complete.

On Wednesday, April 13th EHS 11th graders will take the official SAT test. This test may be used for college admissions and/or scholarship qualifications. Because of the potential financial impact, the vast majority of our students take part in testing. 9th, 10th, and 12th graders will have asynchronous activities that day and will not come to school.

On Thursday, April 14th EHS 9th and 10th graders will take the PSAT tests. After testing is complete, students will be able to ride buses home early. Another round of buses will make the route at 2:45pm as well for those unable to take the bus immediately after the test. Similar to the day previous, 11th and 12th-grade students will not report to school on these days and will rather, take part in asynchronous activities for their classes.

On Monday, April 18th EHS 11th grade students will take the CMAS science test but classes for all students will be held as usual with no interruption to the regular schedule. The 11th-Grade CMAS Science test will be completed on student iPads in the large gymnasium. Prior to testing, all iPads will need to be updated to iOS 15.2 or newer (iOS 15.0 and 15.1 will not work for CMAS testing). Additionally, iPads must also have the TestNav app installed from SelfService.

After this testing is completed, we will begin taking exams for all of the Advanced Placement courses EHS has to offer. Stay tuned for a schedule for each of these exams.

Again, senior students (other than those who are not passing classes they need in order to graduate) will be at home working asynchronously on April 13th and 14th, as will be 9th and 10th-grade students on Wednesday, April 13th, and 11-grade students on April 14th.

Good luck on these tests, students. This is what you’ve been preparing for in our benchmark sessions earlier this year!

Below, for your convenience, you can see the email sent to parents and students by Mrs. Peebles and Mr. Cooper, EHS Assistant Principals.

Thank you for your support and partnership with Erie High School. Our students have a strong tradition of showing their best efforts on the College Board suite of assessments. To that end, please read this letter carefully as it contains important information about the upcoming SAT and PSAT testing to be held on April 13 and April 14 at Erie High School and across the St. Vrain Valley Schools. On Thursday, April 7, students will follow an advisory schedule. It is very important that your student(s) attend their advisory class on Thursday as students will be completing a pre-registration exercise needed for preparation for the SAT and PSAT testing day. If your student(s) attends a CETC or IC class during the advisory time they should still attend their CETC or IC class. These students will be contacted at a later date to complete their pre-registration.

April 13 – SAT testing 
On Wednesday, April 13th, all St. Vrain JUNIORS will take the SAT. Transportation will be provided in the morning for those juniors already approved to ride the bus. Transportation home will also be provided at 12:00pm for those students finishing the test earlier in the day, and 2:45pm to support students needing additional time to complete the test. All students should check Schoology for ASYNCHRONOUS assignments. There will be no in-person CETC or IC classes on April 13th or 14th due to testing. Check your class Schoology pages for any asynchronous assignments.  

Students may find reviewing the College Board SAT Student Guide beneficial prior to April 13th. Please review the details for the day below.  

SAT Testing Schedule Wednesday, April 13th
7:30 – 7:45am Students check into their testing rooms
7:45 – 11:30am SAT Test – JUNIORS
12:30pm Bus Time
2:45pm Bus Time

Students should bring to the test:

  • Identification (School or State)
  • A snack and a water bottle for the morning of testing. 
  • Approved Calculator (Please review this link)
    • If your student does not have an approved calculator they will need to speak with their counselor in order to request one to borrow. 

Student should NOT bring to the test:

  • Open containers (coffee, soda cans, etc.) 
  • Cell phone, iPad, Computer, or any other electronic device
  • Smart Watch
  • Note: Any technology brought into the testing room will be required to be turned off (not silenced or placed in airplane mode) and turned into the testing room proctor. Any student found with technology during the test may have their test scores voided and potentially could cause a misadministration for the other students in the same classroom. It is imperative that everyone follow the technology rules set forth by College Board. 

April 14th – PSAT Testing 
On Thursday, April 14th, all St. Vrain FRESHMEN will take the PSAT 9 and ALL SOPHOMORES will take the PSAT 10. Transportation will be provided in the morning for those freshmen and sophomores already approved to ride the bus. Transportation home will also be provided at 12:30pm for those students finishing the test earlier in the day, and 2:45pm to support students needing additional time to complete the test. All students should check Schoology for ASYNCHRONOUS assignments. There will be no in-person CETC or IC classes on April 13th or 14th due to testing.  Check your class Schoology pages for any asynchronous assignments.
  

Students may find reviewing the PSAT 8/9 Student Guide or the PSAT 10 Student Guide beneficial prior to April 14th. Please review the details for the day below.  

PSAT Testing Schedule Thursday, April 14th
7:30 – 7:45am Students check into their testing rooms
7:45 – 11:30am PSAT test – FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES
11:30pm Bus Time
2:45pm Bus Time

Students should bring to the test:

  • Identification (School or State)
  • A snack and a water bottle for the morning of testing. 
  • Approved Calculator (Please review this link)
    • If your student does not have an approved calculator they will need to speak with their counselor in order to request one to borrow. 

Students should NOT bring to the test:

  • Open containers (coffee, soda cans, etc.) 
  • Cell phone, iPad, Computer, or any other electronic device
  • Smart Watch
  • Note: Any technology brought into the testing room will be required to be turned off (not silenced or placed in airplane mode) and turned into the testing room proctor. Any student found with technology during the test may have their test scores voided and potentially could cause a misadministration for the other students in the same classroom. It is imperative that everyone follow the technology rules set forth by College Board.

Thank you and we look forward to offering this great opportunity to your student(s) on April 13 and/or April 14.