Florida Department of Education Testing Waiver Update
The district is evaluating the impact regarding state testing on students. As of now, April 12, all testing will continue as planned until further clarification is provided. If you are scheduled for any FSA, ACT, SAT, or retake exam it is imperative that you continue until notified otherwise.
Assessment & Social Distancing Guidelines
- If you or a family member is ill, please wait to test until the fall.
- Please follow all directions and signage that directs you on campus to maintain social distancing.
- Please use hand sanitizers available at all testing locations on campus.
- Face masks are required for any student testing on campus – even on Saturday exams.
- Students will need to bring their own pencils to the testing location.
- Please be aware that all testing locations are cleaned throughout the day.
- Students are to follow check-in procedure for all summer testing impacted by social distancing guidelines.
MSOL On-Campus Testing Procedures
- MSOL students please check your student email regularly for important test information.
- Arrive on-time and proceed to the Gym where you will be checked in
- All MSOL students have an AM test session
- At check-in, you will receive test location information
- When testing has concluded, please follow the instructions of your proctor who may dismiss you to Student Services or the Gym for pick-up.
- The MSOL Estimated Test Conclusion Time is only that. There may be delays that are beyond our control, but MSOL students and families please understand it is our goal to minimize the impact to your schedule on days you are on campus.
ACT NCR Parent Letter (Junior & Seniors Only)
Students that did not earn a 3 or higher will have the opportunity to earn a concordant score through the ACT NCR. Students who do not obtain the FSA ELA score may substitute an ACT score of a 19 or above on the ACT Reading test OR an average score of an 18 or above on the ACT Reading and the ACT English tests. Students who do not obtain the FSA ALG EOC score may substitute an ACT score of a 16 or above on the ACT Math test to meet the requirement. We want to let you know that Cypress Creek High School will administer a non-college reportable ACT test experience beginning March 8, 2021.
Students who participate in this ACT experience will be granted extended time over several days in hopes that the extra time will give the student a better chance to earn the necessary ACT scores. However, because these accommodations have not been officially approved by ACT, student results from this test experience will not be shared with colleges or scholarship agencies. It is worth repeating that the ACT scores earned during a non-college reportable ACT administration cannot be used for college admissions or scholarship purposes. Normally, a student who receives accommodations on the ACT (extended time or special testing) has to apply for those accommodations. ACT approves those accommodations based on the properly submitted paperwork and documentation.
ACT allows high schools to offer non-college reportable accommodations (during an ACT weekday test experience only) to students who might not otherwise receive accommodations due to not having an IEP or 504 plan. Because your student has not yet passed the FSA Grade 10 ELA test and/or the FSA Algebra 1 EOC exam, we hope this non-college reportable, extended time ACT test experience will provide him/her with the best opportunity of obtaining the necessary ACT score to meet the graduation requirements.
Cost: $40.00 (discounted) For the spring 2021 administration, students who wish to participate must pay ACT’s standard fee for the test. The cost for these students will be $40.00. Students can pay online and register at https://cchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=241258 or ACT NCR Website, f you have questions regarding the ACT Non-College Reportable administration, please contact Hugh Herndon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Request: CCHS wants to make sure that you and your student understand the purpose of this administration. CCHS asks that you sign and return the below statement by February 12, if your student wishes to participate in this non-college reportable ACT test experience:
- I understand that the ACT score earned during this administration will count toward possible fulfillment of the FSA graduation requirement.Further, I understand that any ACT subject area or composite score earned during this non-college reportable accommodation experience cannot be reported to any colleges for admissions or scholarship purposes.
Student Name: ________________________________________________
Student ID #: ___________________________
Parent Signature: ________________________________________________
Test Dates: March 8 (English), March 10 (Math) March 11 (Reading) – All exams begin at 7:45 AM.
Junior Testing Letter
Your student is in critical need of fulfilling their graduation ELA and/or Algebra 1 exam requirements. Please speak with them about upcoming testing opportunities now as we begin the second semester. Your student is in need of the following requirements:
______ ELA ______ ALG
Upcoming Testing Dates:
- February 8-10 FSA ELA Retakes (Spring Window) Writing, Reading Session 1 & Session 2
- February 16-17 FSA Algebra 1 EOC Session 1 & 2
- March 8 ACT NCR (English), March 10 ACT NCR (Math), March 11 ACT NCR (Reading) (Discounted Rate $40.00) https://cchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=241258
- March 24 SAT School Day (No cost)
For MSOL students, please visit https://cchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/assessments/ for information related to check-in procedures. For traditional students and MSOL students, visit https://cchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/assessments/assessment-resources/ for more testing information, dates, and resources. To receive text message updates regarding testing, please complete the Mach Form at https://cchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=212352. For more information, email Hugh Herndon at email@example.com
Senior Testing Letter
Dear Parent/Guardian ,
Your student is in critical need of fulfilling their graduation ELA and/or Algebra 1 exam requirements. Please speak with them about upcoming testing opportunities now as we begin the second semester. Your student will participate in the assessments marked below until a passing score is earned. Unless stated below, there are no fees to participate in the assessments. Informational letters on individual exams (excluding PERT) will be distributed approximately a month before the testing date.
Your student is in need of the following requirements:
______ ELA ______ ALG
ELA Opportunities Algebra 1 Opportunities
FSA ELA Retakes (February 8-10) February 8 PERT (PM)
March 8 ACT NCR (English) February 16-17 FSA Algebra 1 EOC Retakes
March 11 ACT NCR (Reading) March 9 PERT (AM)
March 24 SAT School Day (discounted cost $40) March 10 ACT NCR (Math)
April 8 PERT (AM)
May 10 PERT (AM)
Assessment Fees Renumeration Policy – CCHS has made a concerted effort to afford each student with as many opportunities to earn a passing or concordant score as possible. These efforts, however, does cost the school money which is in limited supply. Seniors that do not make a full faith effort or who do not attend may be required to reimburse the school for the costs of the exam.
MSOL – For MSOL students, please visit https://cchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/assessments/ for information related to check-in procedures.
Resources For traditional students and MSOL students, visit https://cchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/assessments/assessment-resources/ for more testing information, dates, and resources.
Text Messages Opt-In To receive text message updates regarding testing, please complete the Mach Form at https://cchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=212352.