As we enter February we are starting our Spring Semester at Wellesley High School and as spring approaches, so does the testing season. Just in terms of MCAS, our 10th graders will take ELA in March and Math in May, and our 9th graders will take Science in June. Students from other grades who need to test (mainly transfer students) will be notified ahead of time.
The first important date for all 10th graders is Wednesday, March 11th from 7:40 am- 8:29 am for Infrastructure Testing with our Technology department. Students will have the opportunity to address any technical issues ahead of time. All students should bring their laptop with them.
We are sending along our MCAS schedule because it affects all our students’ schedules, not just those taking MCAS. Please note that testing begins each day at 7:45. It is essential that students be on time to school on testing days.
I’ve included the schedule below, but I also wanted to point out three highlights so they are clear to you all.
1. We are continuing to use the mornings of MCAS testing as intervention time for all students who are not testing. That means, students who are not taking the MCAS will only have to be in school to meet with teachers if they are directed to do so. We encourage all students to make appointments with teachers if they need extra help. Many AP classes will be running study sessions during these times as well and AP teachers will let their classes know the details of those. This was very successful last year and we’re excited to continue it.
2. All students should report to school for C block which begins at 10:25. Students need to take note of the cycle day as well as the color block on testing days.
3. Our Mathematics department will give their finals to 10th and 11th graders while the 9th graders are taking their Science MCAS in June. 9th graders will not take math exams that day. 10th and 11th graders will have intervention time, exactly like the above on the day they do not test.
If you have any questions please let us know.
2020 MCAS Schedule.pdf