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Testing at Twinsburg High School

Students at THS participate in a variety of standardized assessments including state mandated testing, practice college entrance exams, Advanced Placement course exams, and MAP Testing.

State Mandated Testing 2016-17

Students need to meet varied components to graduate high school. All students must pass the designated 22 credits as well as meet one of the following:

1. Students must earn “remediation-free” scores in each of the three subscore areas, two in English language arts and one in mathematics.
 
English Language Arts - English subscore of 18 (or higher)
Entered high school prior to July 1, 2014, reading subscore of 21 (or higher)
Entered high school after July 1, 2014, reading subscore of 22 (or higher)
 
Math - Math subscore of 22 (or higher)
 
2. Earning an industry-recognized credential and a WorkKeys score of 13 - The process of earning an industry-recognized credential (and career-technical education in general) allows students to experience education through work, about work and for work. Students learn more deeply by practicing and applying their knowledge through work and employment experiences – learning through work. They learn about workplace expectations in terms of professional or “soft” skills needed for employment, as well as learning about career pathways and what the labor market for particular occupations looks like – learning about work. And, they learn the job-specific skills they will need to perform day-to-day tasks – learning for work. 
 
3. For each of the seven end-of-course state tests, a student earns one to five graduation points. Students have the potential to earn a total of 35 points. To meet this graduation option, a student must earn a minimum number of 18 points from the seven tests.

This graduation option gives students flexibility in accumulating 18 points. A high score on one test can balance a low score on another test. A student must earn a total of at least four points on English tests, four points on math tests and six points on science and social studies tests.

PERFORMANCE LEVEL

GRADUATION POINTS

Advanced

5

Accelerated

4

Proficient

3

Basic

2

Limited

1

End of Course exams are administered in two 90 minute tests. Students enrolled in the corresponding courses must participate in these tests.

English Language Arts 1 (all 9th grade English classes)

English Language Arts 2 (all 10th grade English classes)

Algebra 1 (all Algebra 1 students)

Geometry (all Geometry students)

Biology (all students enrolled in Biology)

US History (all students enrolled in US History)

American Government (all students enrolled in American Government)

Students may earn graduation points through the following:

SUBSTITUTE TESTS – CLASSES OF 2019 AND BEYOND

· Students taking Advanced Placement courses in American History or American Government may take tests specially designed for these courses instead of the state end-of-course test for that kind of course to avoid double testing.

· Students taking College Credit Plus courses in these subjects will use the course grade, not end-of-course test points, to determine their points earned toward graduation.

GRADUATION POINTS FOR COURSE GRADES PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2015

· The student received transcripted credit for a course taken prior to July 1, 2015.

· The course didn’t have a state end-of-course test available at the time the student was enrolled in the course.

· The student will receive graduation points based on the course grade.


1 - The following table is to be used to convert Advanced Placement test scores to graduation points for valid courses.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

GRADUATION POINTS

4 or 5

5

3

4

2

3

Not applicable

2

1

1

2 - The following table is to be used to convert College Credit Plus grades to graduation points for valid courses.

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS COURSE GRADE
(SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE SUBSTITUTE COURSES)

OHIO GRADUATION POINTS

A or B

5

C

4

D

3

Not applicable

2

Not applicable

1

F – Fail or drop the course

0

3 - The following conversion chart should be used to determine the number of graduation points a student will receive based on the transcripted grade the student receives for high school courses prior to end-of-course tests being available.

TRANSCRIPTED HIGH SCHOOL GRADE

OHIO GRADUATION POINTS

A

5

B

4

C
Earned Credit or Passed Course

3

D

2

Not applicable

1


College Entrance Exam Practice and Test Information

PSAT

All Juniors take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) on October 11th. The PSAT/NMSQT assesses reading, math, and writing skills; provides practice for the SAT; and connects students to potential scholarships and online tools. After the test, students receive feedback on how ready they are for college and access to tools and suggestions for improving skills. The PSAT/NMSQT results also inform families how likely students are to succeed in AP courses and on AP exams. For more information about the PSAT click HERE.

Pre-ACT

Twinsburg High School is now hosting the PRE-ACT for all Sophomores on October 10th. Scores will not be reported to anyone and the test is only for students to familiarize themselves with preparation for the ACT.

ACT and SAT

ACT and SAT testing dates are throughout the calendar year and there are multiple testing locations throughout Northeast Ohio. Links to information regarding both exams are below:

ACT

Test Information and Registration

SAT

Test Information and Registration

***If you have questions about which test to take or about preparing for the exams talk with your child's counselor***

Advanced Placement Testing

Twinsburg High School offers students 18 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Each AP class prepares participating students for an exam that measures their mastery of the course. Students are scored on a 1-5 scale and 90% of colleges offer credit, advanced placement, or both for qualifying scores (usually 3 or higher). May testing dates and information about each course can be found below (you can also click on the course title below to learn more about it).

Please CLICK HERE for the schedule of AP Exams at THS.

 

 

Parents of students taking AP courses may pay for exams via EZpay like all other school fees (preferred), or cash/check/money order to Mrs. Veenhuis in the counseling office.
 
Below are instructions for EZpay:
 
Go to Twinsburg City Schools website
Go to the "For Parents" tab
Click on "EZ pay"
Once logged in click on the "Activities Fees" tab
Scroll Down to "THS Testing" and select the AP exams that your student is taking this year
Click "Pay Now" at the bottom of the screen and follow the payment directions 

More Information from the Ohio Department of Education: 
 
 
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