Spring Testing Schedule

Greetings,

Beginning Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 Edsel Ford High School, and all other high schools in Michigan, will be administering the SAT, PSAT, Work Keys & M-Step assessment to all high school students. These exams are extremely important for our students’ and for Edsel Ford’s State Ranking.  The following is the 2019 testing schedule for all 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.

Tuesday, April 9th –  11th Grade SAT Testing

Wednesday, April 10th- 11th Grade WorkKeys Testing AM / PSAT 10th grade PM

Tuesday, April 23rd- 11th Grade MSTEP AM /PSAT 9th grade PM

 

What are these tests for?

SAT- The SAT is an admission test accepted by all U.S. colleges through the College Board.  The College Board has programs to encourage all students to take advantage of higher education.  The State of Michigan also uses this one-time test to rank our students against other students in the State.  This measurement  determines if Edsel Ford High School has made progress in reducing gaps in achievement. These scores are reported on the student’s transcripts that universities and colleges review.

PSAT- The PSAT test is for 9th and 10th grade students to prepare them for the SAT test which is taken during the 11th grade.  This test is a major criterion for college admissions.  This test will give students feedback on their strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study and success.  A real advantage is that when students get their PSAT scores- they can get an Individual KHAN Academy Plan- which is a customized SAT study plan based on their PSAT test performance.

WorkKeys- The WorkKeys assessment measures essential workplace skills and helps focus on building career pathways.  The tests also measure students’ skills and how they stack up to what employers expect from them in the workforce.

M-Step- The M-Step is an assessment that will be used by the State of Michigan to assess where our students rank in reference to their proficiency in science and social studies. The State of Michigan also uses this one-time test to rank our students against other students in the State and as a measurement to determine if Edsel Ford High School has made progress in reducing gaps in achievement. These scores are reported on the student’s transcripts that universities and colleges review.

It is crucial that our students come to school prepared, on time and on task to be successful on these exams.  Moreover, it is important that our students continue to demonstrate to the entire State of Michigan that they are the finest students in the state.

Please keep in mind these key facts regarding testing

No cell phones or electronic devices – These items are NOT permitted in the testing rooms at any time, even if powered off.  Being in possession of these items in the test room will result in an invalidation of the test. They will not be allowed in the hallways between tests or on breaks.

Photo Identification – Students must show either their school ID or a driver’s license when they check in.  If they do not have an ID, let us know immediately prior to testing.

Timed Tests – All the tests are timed so students must be to school on time.  We encourage all students to arrive by 7:15 am or earlier on the testing days.

No food, drink or other unnecessary items in the test rooms – Students should plan to only bring #2 pencils and their photo ID.

Students must listen and follow all directions during testing.   Students must successfully complete all three days of testing including the M-Step test in order to receive their diploma from Dearborn Public Schools. Successfully completing means they must put forth honest effort and cannot just bubble in answers and cannot commit any testing violations.

To accommodate the testing, we will have a revised school schedule on April 9th, 10th and 23rd.  Also, please see the Table on the last page as an additional piece of information.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday- April 9th

  • 7:15-12:40 SAT TESTING  (All Juniors and Seniors needing to test)
  • No PM Classes
  • No MBCC, DCMST all day
  • No School for Freshman, Sophomores and Seniors not testing

Wednesday- April 10th

  • 7:15-10:30 Juniors and Seniors needing to take the WorkKeys test
    • No School PM for Juniors and Seniors
  • 10:15-2:15  Sophomores take the PSAT 10th Grade Test
    • No School AM for Sophomores
  • No school for Freshman, MBCC, DCMST All Day

Tuesday- April 23rd

  • 7:15-10:30  Juniors and Seniors needing to test take the M-Step test
    •  No PM classes for Juniors and Seniors
  • 10:15-2:15 Freshman take the PSAT 9th Grade Test
    •  No SCHOOL AM for Freshman
    • Freshman must report to school by 10:15
  • 10:15-2:15  NO CLASSES for  Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • No MBCC, DCMST Classes all day

Bus Transportation Plan:

On Tuesday, April 9th

  • No MBCC, or DCMST Buses-
  • All Juniors and Seniors that need to test will be picked up at their normal AM times.  Buses will take them home after 12:40 pm.

Wednesday, April 10th

  • No MBCC, DCMST Buses all day
  • All Juniors and Seniors that need to test will be picked up at their normal AM times.  Buses will take them home after 10:30.
  • Sophomores will be picked up 3 hours later than the usual pick up time and return home after 2:15 dismissal

Tuesday, April 23rd

  • No MBCC or DCMST in the AM
  • All Juniors and Seniors that need to test will be picked up at their normal AM times.  Buses will take them home after 10:30.
  • Freshman will be picked up 3 hours later than usual pick up time and return home after 2:15 dismissal

 

Let’s go Thunderbirds! Once again – it’s Edsel’s time to shine!


Principal Casebolt