Todd Cawood, M. Ed.JHS Testing Coordinator / DAEP Lead Teacher817-202-2500 Extension 13272019-2020 Testing DatesBenchmark Testing
Wednesday, February 26 English I & English II (*Except NHHS)
Tuesday, March 24 CANCELLED- Algebra I, Biology (JHS Only) & U.S. History
Thursday, March 26 CANCELLED- Biology (NGC Only)
STAAR / EOC Assessments
** IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STAAR EOC TESTING**
The following information was taken from the Texas Education Agency web site:
Cancellation of STAAR Testing for the Remainder of the School Year
STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) continues to work with the Office of the Governor, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to coordinate and plan the state’s response to COVID-19.
Given the impact of COVID-19, Governor Greg Abbott is using his statutory authority as the governor of Texas under Texas Government Code, §418.016 to suspend annual academic assessment requirements for the remainder of the 2019–2020 school year. TEA will work with the United States Department of Education to request waivers from federal testing and accountability requirements for the 2019–2020 school year.
The Texas Assessment Program serves as an invaluable tool to accurately and reliably diagnose how well students have learned their grade-level and course content. Parents use this information to support the academic growth of their children, and educators use the assessment data to adjust how they approach teaching to maximize student learning. While the typical state assessment data will not be available this year due to the cancellation of testing, TEA will continue to support schools by making other tools available to diagnose student learning. More information will be provided as these tools become available.
Most students have already completed courses that have corresponding EOC assessments before their senior year. Normally, a student who has not passed up to two of his or her required STAAR EOC assessments may graduate through the individual graduation committee (IGC) process. For students who are still working to meet assessment graduation requirements as seniors in the 2019–2020 school year, required performance on academic assessments to graduate under TEC, §28.025(c) and §39.025(a) are being waived for spring 2020. Effectively, this means that current seniors may graduate through the IGC process regardless of the number of EOC assessments they still need to pass.
Districts will need to determine if a student has met all other graduation requirements under TEC, §28.025(c), including successfully completing curriculum requirements or successfully completing an individualized education program.
In waiving the required performance on academic assessments under TEC, §28.025(c) and §39.025(a) for spring 2020, the following applies:
- If a student is on schedule to complete instruction in the entire curriculum in spring 2020 for a course that has a corresponding STAAR EOC assessment, the student is not required to pass that specific test to fulfill graduation requirements.
- If a student is on schedule to complete graduation requirements in spring 2020 but does not have the opportunity to retake a STAAR EOC assessment prior to graduation, the student is not required to pass that specific test to fulfill graduation requirements but will need to complete the IGC process.
Tuesday, April 7 CANCELLED - English I
Wednesday, April 8 CANCELLED - English II
Thursday, April 9 CANCELLED - English I & English II (MAKE-UP)
Friday, April 10 CANCELLED - English I & English II (MAKE-UP)
CANCELLED -*Monday, March 30 - Tuesday, April 21 STAAR ALT 2 EOC Test Window
Tuesday, May 5 CANCELLED - Algebra I, US History
Wednesday, May 6 CANCELLED - Biology
Wednesday, May 6 CANCELLED - Algebra I, US History (MAKE-UP)
Thursday, May 7 CANCELLED - Algebra I, Biology, US History (MAKE-UP)
Friday, May 8 CANCELLED - Algebra I, Biology, US History (MAKE-UP)JUNE 2020
Tuesday, June 23 CANCELLED - English I (RETEST)
Wednesday, June 24 CANCELLED - Algebra I, Biology I, U. S. History (RETEST)
Wednesday, June 24 CANCELLED -English I (MAKE-UP)
Thursday, June 25 CANCELLED - English II (RETEST)
Thursday, June 25 CANCELLED - Algebra I, Biology I, English I & U.S. History (MAKE-UP)
Friday. June 26 CANCELLED - ALL STAAR EOC's (FINAL DAY MAKE-UP)
Monday, February 24- **Friday, May 29** EXTENDED TELPAS Assessment Window
Advanced Placement, College Entrance, and Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)
ACT – For information about or registration for the ACT college entrance exam, click on the link provided: https://www.joshuaisd.org/Page/565
AP EXAMS – For more information about Advanced Placement, click on the link provided: https://www.joshuaisd.org/Page/553
PSAT/NMSQT – For more information about or registration for PSAT/NMSQT, contact the JHS Registrar in the JHS Counseling Office, 817-202-2500 extension 1112, to schedule an appointment.
SAT - For information about or registration for the SAT college entrance exam, click on the link provided: https://www.joshuaisd.org/Page/565If you need information, or need to schedule any of the following Advance Placement and/or College Readiness Assessments, please contact the JHS Counselling Office at 817-202-2500 extension 1112.