High School Finals

High School Finals

Most finals will be access by logging into your Edgenuity account and then navigating to the individual courses.

These are the courses that have final exams in Edgenuity:
All Math courses, all Science courses, US Government, Individual Studies (Study Skills), Language Arts 6, Microsoft Office Specialist.

The final for the following courses WILL NOT be in Edgenuity.
They can be access by the corresponding links instead. Select the appropriate link.

These are the courses that have CTE skills tests:
Adult Roles & Responsibilities, Business Management, Child Development, Computer Technology, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Exploring Business & Marketing, Exploring Computer Science, Food & Nutrition 1.


*The Financial Literacy test may also be accessed via Edgenuity.

All final exams are cumulative and must be proctored, meaning they will cover all information in the semester and they will be taken in the presence of UOS teachers. Prior to finals week, a link will be sent to students where they can digitally schedule a date, time and location that best fits their circumstances. There will be an option for online proctored finals for those living more that 1 hour from any testing location. The purpose of a final exam is to assess the students’ knowledge of the subject. Not all courses include a final exam. Instructors may assign a term paper or final project, instead of the proctored final. The weighing of the final exam also varies from class to class. The length of the final exams also varies, but in general, the exam will be fewer than 50 questions and take less than an hour to complete. Some teachers will allow students to use a 3×5 index card of notes on both sides during the final, but students should confirm with their teacher before testing. Finals weeks are typically mid-December and mid-May. It is important for students to complete the cumulative exam review prior to taking your final.

In these courses the 3×5 is not allowed:
US Government, Financial Lit, Geography (honors), Adult Roles & responsibilities, Business Management, Child Development, Computer Technology, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Exploring Business & Marketing, Exploring Computer Science, Foods & Nutrition

These courses DO NOT have a proctored final

ACT Prep, Animation S1 & S2, AP Computer Science Principles, Art Foundations 1, Art History, College and Career Awareness, College Prep Literature (Reading), College Prep Writing, Commercial Art/Computer Graphics 1 & 2, Creative Writing, Digital Photography, Drawing 2, FACS Exploration, Fit for Life, French 1, 2 & 3, Geography, Honors Geography, Health 1 & 2, Individualized Lifetime Activities (Running), Keyboarding 1 & 2, Language Arts 7-12, Middle School French 1 & 2, Middle School PE, Middle School Reading, Online Learning & Digital Citizenship, Orientation and Exploration (Careers), Psychology, Physical Skills, Secondary Reading, Sociology, Spanish 1, 2 & 3, Speech, US History 6, US History 8, US History 11, Utah History, Weight Training, Work-Based Learning: Internship, World Civilizations, Honors World Civilizations

SAGE Testing

S.A.G.E. (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence)

SAGE stands for Student  Assessment of Growth and Excellence.  SAGE is a system of assessments designed  to measure student success and growth over the years. SAGE tests are based on the Utah

Core Standards, a set of academic standards that raise our expectations for students and teachers.

The SAGE system includes:

■ Summative end-of-year tests that assess how our schools and districts are doing. These tests replace the CRTs that were previously administered at the end of the school year.

■ Interim fall and winter tests that monitor student progress. These tests are administered by the schools and districts that are choosing to implement them.

■ A formative assessment tool available online to students, families, and teachers that provides materials to support instruction.

SAGE assessments are unique to Utah. They were developed specifically for Utah students according to a rigorous and inclusive test development process. This process includes development workshops involving Utah teachers and numerous reviews by the Utah State Office of Education (USOE), test development experts, Utah educators and citizens, and a parent test review committee composed of Utah parents.

SAGE test questions were reviewed by Utah parents. In November 2013, the Parent Review Committee, composed of fifteen Utah parents who were appointed by the Utah State Senate President, the Utah Speaker of the House and the Utah State Board of Education Chair, spent five days reviewing SAGE test questions. Every member of the committee made positive comments about the process and the general content of the questions. A parent committee will meet each fall to review any new questions as well as review any revised questions from the previous year. New members will be selected each year to fill the vacancies of parents completing their term of appointment. Parents wishing to participate on this committee should contact the State Board of Education chair, the Speaker of the House, or the Senate President.

The Sage Assessments,  for the most part,  begin in early April and end in mid-May.  The Sage writing assessment will be given in February.

Links

http://www.schools.utah.gov/assessment/Adaptive-Assessment-System/UTFamilybrochure-Final.aspx

http://sageportal.org/students/

http://www.schools.utah.gov/assessment/Adaptive-Assessment-System.aspx

ACT Testing

ACT Testing

All 11th grade students may take the ACT for free on February 28th.

To be eligible for the ACT on February 28th you must first complete the ACT survey.
Please go here to sign up for the ACT Survey:

Survey:

The survey must be completed at one of the locations/dates listed below.
If a student does not complete the survey during one of these sessions, then they will not be allowed to take the ACT exam on February 28th.

Locations:

Salt Lake County location

Part 1: Survey
February 21st, 9:00 am
Miller Professional Development Building
9750 S. 300 W., Sandy

Part 2: ACT Test
February 28th, 8:00 am
Miller Professional Development Building
9750 S. 300 W., Sandy

Saint George location

Part 1: Survey
February 16th, 9:00 am
Woodward Building, Room 204
75 W. Tabernacle, St. George

Part 2: ACT Test
February 28th, 8:00 am
Woodward Building, Room 204
75 W. Tabernacle, St. George

Please go here to sign up for the ACT Survey:

ACT EXAM:

The ACT exam will be administered on February 28th at the same locations.  Student will need to bring picture ID.  They will also need to arrive by 7:45 so that testing can begin at 8:00.  Students arriving late will not be allowed into the testing room.

What is the ACT?
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics and Reading Science.

ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US. The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).

The ACT is administered on six test dates within the US, US territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. The test questions on the ACT are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in English, mathematics, reading, and science. Every day you attend class you are preparing for the ACT. The harder you work in school, the more prepared you will be for the test.

Taking challenging courses in high school is the best way to prepare, but ACT also offers a number of test preparation options including free online practice tests, testing tips for each subject area tested, and the free student booklet Preparing for the ACT. This booklet includes complete practice tests (with a sample writing prompt and example essays). ACT Online Prep™, the only online test preparation program developed by ACT, is another tool to help you be ready for test day.

By taking the ACT, you make yourself visible to colleges and scholarship agencies, so it’s another way to help you get ready for life after high school.

The state of Utah pays for all Utah 11th graders to take the ACT on February 28th.

Helpful Links

http://www.actstudent.org/faq/
http://www.actstudent.org/
http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/