2019 state testing dates for Sapulpa students

State testing dates for our schools
Posted on 03/27/2019
(SPS) - It may be April Fools’ Day, but we’re not joking when we say state testing begins on April 1.

Special Education students at Liberty, Holmes Park, and Jefferson Heights begin taking part in the Oklahoma School Testing Program (OSTP) on Monday.

The OSTP meets the requirements of the federal law that requires students to be assessed in English Language Arts, Math, and Science. Parent, Student and Teacher Guides for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 are available. The guides provide a list of test-taking tips, objectives covered in the test, and practice tests. Please review the appropriate guide with your student.

Like you, we want your student to succeed. At the bottom of this page are some tips you can do at home to help you prepare your student for testing.

These are the testing dates for each school separated by date and grade.

FREEDOM

Please review the attached calendars for your student’s testing dates.
Look for your student's homeroom teacher's name.
View the schedule for students on an IEP or 504 plan.
 
HOLMES PARK

April 1 through 9
Special Education

April 10
3rd grade - ELA Part 1

April 11
3rd grade - ELA Part 2

April 12
Special Education and Makeups

April 15
3rd grade - Math Part 1

April 16
3rd grade - Math Part 2
4th grade - ELA Part 1
5th grade - ELA Part 1

April 17
4th grade - ELA Part 2
5th grade - ELA Part 2

April 18
5th grade - Writing

April 19 and 22
Special Education and Makeups

April 23
4th grade - Math Part 1
5th grade - Math Part 1

April 24
4th grade - Math Part 2
5th grade - Math Part 2

April 25
5th grade - Science Part 1

April 26
5th grade - Science Part 2

JEFFERSON HEIGHTS

April 1
Special Education

April 2
3rd grade - Reading Part 1

April 3
3rd grade - Reading Part 2

April 4, 5, 8
Special Education and Makeups

April 9
3rd grade - Math Part 1
4th grade - ELA Part 1
5th grade - ELA Part 1

April 10
3rd grade - Math Part 2
4th grade - ELA Part 2
5th grade - ELA Part 2

April 11
5th grade - Writing

April 12 and 15
Special Education and Makeups

April 16
4th grade - Math Part 1
5th grade - Math Part 1

April 17
4th grade - Math Part 2
5th grade - Math Part 2

April 18
5th grade - Science Part 1

April 19
5th grade - Science Part 2

April 22 and 23
Special Education and Makeups

LIBERTY STEM

April 1 and 2
Special Education

April 3
3rd grade - ELA Part 1

April 4
3rd grade - ELA Part 2

April 5
Special Education and Makeups

April 8
Special Education

April 9
3rd grade - Math Part 1
4th grade - ELA Part 1
5th grade - ELA Part 1

April 10
3rd grade - Math Part 2
4th grade - ELA Part 2
5th grade - ELA Part 2

April 11
5th grade - Writing

April 12
Special Education and Makeups

April 15
Special Education

April 16
4th grade - Math Part 1
5th grade - Math Part 1

April 17
4th grade - Math Part 2
5th grade - Math Part 2

April 18
5th grade - Science

April 19
Special Education and Makeups

SAPULPA MIDDLE SCHOOL

April 16 - ELA Part 1
April 17 - ELA Part 2
April 23 - Math Parts 1 and 2

SAPULPA JUNIOR HIGH - 8th grade

April 17 - Math Part 1 and 2
April 19 - Science Part 1 and 2

SAPULPA HIGH SCHOOL - 11th grade

April 2 - ACT
April 3 - ACT
April 4 - ACT
April 9 - ACT
April 10 - ACT
April 11 - ACT
April 16 - Science
April 18 - US History
April 24 - ACT Makeup

STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING TEST ANXIETY

1. Discuss the test openly and in a positive way.
2. Have realistic expectations of your child's performance while encouraging his/her best efforts.
3. Emphasize that the test is only one measure of academic performance.
4. Emphasize that test scores do not determine a person's worth.

PARENT TEST-SUPPORT TIPS

Preparing for Testing

1. Note test dates on your home calendar; schedule appointments on non-testing days.
2. Encourage your child to take responsibility for homework and class study.
3. Help your child learn how to find information independently.
4. Praise your child for work done well.
5. Encourage your child to ask questions at home and in class.
6. Get to know your child's teachers.
7. Attend parent-teacher conferences.
8. Confer with teachers on a regular basis for progress reports.
9. Gather available test preparation materials.
10. Assure your child knows that you value a good education.

Testing Day

1. See that your child is rested and eats breakfast.
2. See that your child arrives at school on time and is relaxed.
3. Encourage your child to do the best work possible.
4. Do not send your child to school if illness is apparent.
5. Do not remove your child from school on test days for appointments.

After Testing

1. Examine all test reports sent home.
2. Determine areas of strengths and weaknesses.
3. Praise your child's testing strengths and make a plan to address identified weaknesses.
4. See your child's principal, counselor or teacher if additional information is required.

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