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SAT Day for Grade 11 Students and Parents

 

February 6, 2019

 

The eleventh grade Connecticut State-mandated assessment in the areas of language arts (reading and writing) and mathematics is the School Day SAT. The assessments are designed to measure current levels of student performance in relation to state standards and college and career readiness. By virtue of our educational program, which incorporates state standards and high expectations, our students are well prepared for this assessment.

The required date for testing of all 11th graders is the morning of Wednesday, March 27, 2019 with make up dates of April 23 and 24, 2019 for those who miss testing due to illness. More information will follow regarding an adjusted schedule for March 27, 2019. Students in eleventh grade are already registered for this administration of the SAT; students and families do not need to register or take any other action to schedule this assessment.

The information gained from the SAT is part of each child’s academic record and is one of the ways which students can meet NCHS graduation requirements in reading and math. In addition to providing schools with information about student achievement, SAT performance levels and participation rates will be used as sources of comparative data for schools and districts statewide.

The state and individual districts remain accountable for achieving a federally established guideline of 95% participation. Please do all that you can to ensure your child is present and on time for the assessment. As these are State-mandated assessments, all 11th grade students are expected to take the exam. Students who do not want their results reported beyond the State may cancel their scores following the assessment so that the score will only be reportable for the State’s purposes but will not be become part of that student’s College Board record.

We encourage you to help your child view the upcoming testing as an opportunity to demonstrate what they know and are able to do. Ensuring your child is well rested and that he/she has a healthy breakfast are examples of how you can be supportive. Additional resources for families regarding the Connecticut School Day SAT may be found in English or Spanish.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Larry Sullivan at Lawrence.sullivan@ncps-k12.org or (203) 594-4677.

Sincerely,

William Egan                             Larry Sullivan

Principal                                   Assistant Principal