Thursday, January 14, 2016

Friday/Tuesday, January 15/19, 2015

Interim Testing

Announcements and Reminders:
Today we will spend most of class time taking the SAGE Interim test.
Get as much done as you can.

Yeah, it's funny, but DON'T be a Calvin on the test! 

Targets for Today:

I can successfully work on writing an argument essay. 
I can show what I know!
I can follow directions to successfully take a test. 

Today’s  Agenda:

1. Hand in your graphic organizers with your argument essays.

2 Prepare to go to Lab 202 for the SAGE Interim Test.  

An interim assessment is a form of assessment that educators use to (1) evaluate where students are in their learning progress and (2) determine whether they are on track to performing well on future assessments

Important Information and Hints:
You have only this class period to take the test.  
Use about 1/2 of the time on the reading test, then the rest on the writing portion. 
As you read the provided articles and other materials, skim (read quickly) and scan (look for particular words)  for answers to the questions. 

scanning practice:

Sit at the computer with your new composition book number. 

  1. Log onto the computer.
  2. Look for the UT Secure Browser icon.
  3. If it is not there, go to the Spotlight and start typing in 
  4.      UT Secure Browser -- the rest should show up.  
  5. Log in using the information on your ticket.
  • Your first name
  • Your SSID number
  • The session number that the teacher gives you
  • Select the READING test first. 
  • Complete it, then do the Writing Test.
    •      The READING test will NOT read the passages to you, but the WRITING test WILL!    

You have only today to do these tests, so divide your time between the reading test -- about a half hour, and the writing test -- the rest of the time.

If You Were Absent:

Arrange with Ms. Dorsey to take the SAGE Interim.