Testing and AssessmentMountain Oaks Testing and Assessment requirements, descriptions and schedules are below.
CCOE Testing Calendar
This will be posted when available.
STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) tests are given in the Spring to meet California and Federal No Child Left Behind
requirements for public school funding. These tests are also required to keep our WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation and our charter school status viable. These tests are administered in a supportive and positive environment at all sites. The tests are given in a variety of subjects to all second through eleventh graders. Also, fourth and seventh graders take the STAR writing test in addition to the regular STAR tests. If you have any questions, contact Jean H. at ext. 2226.
Click here for more information about STAR testing.
Click here for released STAR test questions.
Click here for STAR practice prompts and grading rubric for 4th grade writing.
Click here for STAR practice prompts and grading rubric for 7th grade writing.
Click here for STAR California Standards Test (CST) Blueprints.
Per Governing Board Policy, all 2nd through 12th grade students must take the LinkIt! Schoolwide standards-based assessments as part of their continuing enrollment. These assessments will help target gaps in learning, identify your child's mastery of California State Standards and track his/her academic progress over time.
New enrollees will take the appropriate grade level LinkIt! assessments.
Second through eighth grade students will take all required LinkIt! tests twice annually.
Ninth through 12th graders will take the LinkIt! tests which are specific to the student’s current coursework. LinkIt! testing documents individual student progress in specific core courses. Testing will occur at regular intervals during the year for each core subject.
All LinkIt! tests are to be proctored by Mountain Oaks staff in an appropriate testing environment.
Eighth Grade Graduation Proficiency Exams
Eighth graders at Mountain Oaks must pass proficiencies in Math, Writing, U.S. Constitution and complete a Science Project. The proficiencies are arranged through the Mentor Teacher. Workshops to assist students in these subject areas may be held at various sites. These exams are taken in a testing environment with your mentor teacher or teacher designee. They are not “take home” exams. The student can get help with the Science Project from their mentor teacher, by attending a workshop, if available or getting help online. See the link below. Students in grades six and seven can begin working on these competencies. Click for writing competency guidelines.
PE Testing is state-mandated for 5th, 7th, and 9th grade students, unless there is a physical disability or other medical reason that prevents participation. It consists of the following elements: aerobic capacity (PACER - Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run), body mass index (height and weight), flexibility (shoulder stretch and trunk lift), abdominal strength (curl-ups), and upper body strength (push-ups). PE testing is given in the spring semester, usually at all three sites.
to see the Curl-Up Video.
to see the Trunk Lift Video.
to see the Push-Up Video.
to see the Shoulder Stretch Video.
This is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY for Career Exploration given each spring.
Come take the ASVAB Test FREE of Charge.
There is a follow-up meeting where you will explore career opportunities.
If you have questions, please contact Janice Sewell at 754-0532 ext 2245.
CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam)
All high school students are required to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in the areas of English/Language Arts and Mathematics as mandated by the State of California is order to receive a high school diploma. The test is given once in the sophomore year, and twice in the junior and senior years for those who have not yet passed. Once a student passes a portion of the exam (Math or ELA), that portion does not need to be retaken. Mountain Oaks offers workshops to help students prepare for this exam. For more information, see your Mentor Teacher or Janice S. at ext. 2245.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
Click here for more information about CAHSEE testing.
Click here for Language Arts Released Test Questions.
Click here for Math Released Test Questions.
November 5 & 6, 2013 is for 11th & 12th graders not passing both or one section.
February 4 & 5, 2014 is for 10th grade mandatory census CAHSEE testing and for the 11th & 12th graders who have not passed both or one section.
May 13 & 14, 2014 is makeup for 10th graders that did not make the February date and for the 11th and 12th graders not passing both or one section.
11th graders can only take the test two times out of the three.
12th graders can take the test all three times plus an offering through CRA in the summer.
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