2 Welcome Parents Overview of the Honors Program Overview of Evaluation ProcessNew Online Testing RequirementQuestions
3 Honors Program Grade 7 Grade 8 Honors Math Honors English Language ArtsHonors ScienceHonors Social StudiesGrade 7Honors MathHonors English Language ArtsHonors ScienceHonors Social StudiesGrade 8Algebra 1 (Freshman Math)Honors English Language ArtsFreshman ScienceHonors American History
4 What is taught? Math English Language Arts Science Social Studies 6th GradeGlencoe Course 27th grade MathSpringboardLevel 1Life, Earth, and Physical Science enrichedeach yearWestern Hemisphere enriched7th GradeGlencoe Course 38th grade MathSpringboard Level 2Eastern Hemisphereenriched8th GradeAlgebra I1.0 creditSpringboard Level 3Freshman Science.5 credit Physics.5 credit ChemistryPre-req. Life ScienceUS History
5 Springboard is a College Board AP preparatory curriculum
6 High School Credit Options in 8th Grade Algebra I (yearlong course)--Final grade after all three trimesters of a C- or better = 1.0 HS CreditFreshman Science (trimester based)Trimester Physics 1 trimester grade of C- or better = 0.5 HS CreditTrimester Chemistry 1 trimester grade of C- or better = 0.5 HS CreditTrimester Pre-Requisite Skills Life Science required for Honors Biology = No HS Credit
7 Honors Program Evaluation Process To be scheduled for Honors Classes in the Middle School students must qualify.Families will need to confirm that they are interested in having their child considered for Honors Classes.Qualifications are the result of the evaluation of the student’s academic performance.Students are evaluated with the following measures:State testing in Math, Reading, Writing, Science and Social StudiesDistrict testing in Math, Reading, and WritingSAGES-2 Math/Science and/or ELA/Social Studies online test*Teacher RecommendationsGradesAttendance/disciplineIt is the overall profile that is created that determines a student eligibility in each core subject area.
8 Confirming InterestBy February 9th please visit the Gifted and Talented bcpsgifted.comClick on the yellow link and fill out the form. This will send you an with all of the information regarding the online testing requirement.You will need your child’s student number to complete this form.
9 Online Testing Requirement Why the new requirement?The GT office depended on information from the fall MEAP testing results to help determine a student's placement. Since this testing window has moved to the Spring of 2015, a measure of academic achievement was needed.What is the test(s)? Where did it come from?The tests are from the Screening Assessment for Gifted Elementary and Middle School Students.There are 2 subtests that are available for a student to complete.Math/Science <and/or> English Language Arts/Social StudiesEach test has 32 questions. Thirty questions are multiple choice. Two are open-ended questions. That is, students are asked to respond to a question.The test(s) can only be taken one time and are timed (30 minutes).
10 Online Testing Requirement When can my student take the test(s)?Students can take the test any time beginning February 9th at 12:00 am through February 13th at 11:59 pm.Do they have to take both tests?That depends on what classes they are being considered for. See the chart below.Class desiredTest to takeHonors MathMath/Science TestHonors ScienceHonors English Language ArtsEnglish Language Arts/Social Studies TestHonors Social Studies
11 Online Testing Requirement What if they already have Honors Math but want Honors Science?Yes, they will have to take the Math/Science test. The questions are intermixed so an overall aptitude to this type of thinking is what is being evaluated. If they already have an Honors class please have them respond to the open-ended question related to that class as “I am already in Honors Math”.Can a student leave a testing session in the middle and pick back up at the same spot later?No. Please plan on at least 30 minutes of uninterrupted time to complete a test. The time starts when you enter the test. When a student is finished they MUST submit their answers. If they close out of the test they will NOT be allowed back in to submit the test.
12 Online Testing Requirement Is this test the determining factor if my child gets the Honors class we want?No. This test is one of the many factors that is considered when qualifying students. While this is an important factor, it will be combined with other testing results and teacher recommendations to try to paint an accurate picture of the student’s performance.How are these tests scored?The tests are designed to be given to students in grades Each student is scored based on their age. A chart is used to determine the score based on the number correct and their current age. Therefore, a 7th grader will need to get more correct to obtain the same score as 5th grader. The scores are adjusted based on the amount of knowledge that is generally acquired by a particular age.
13 Online Test--How To Go to http://moodleremc6.baisd.net Select Bay City Schools in Course CategoriesNow select Administration
14 Online Test--How To Select Honors Program Testing Log in using the username first five letters of last name+first three letters of first name +graduation year ex. baskeamy1990 and password Student number
15 Online Test--How ToAt the bottom of the screen there will be a Self enrolment (Student) enter the enrolment key t3$t1n9Now click on Enrol Me
16 Online Test--How ToSelect the test you wish to take. You may take them in any order
17 Online Test--How ToThis is the warning screen saying that: Take the test ONE TIME 30 minutes to take the testIf the student is ready click attempt quiz now.
18 Online Test--How ToThis is an example of one of the question screens. There is a quiz navigation area to show you where you are in the test. When you complete a question click on NEXT.Numbers that are greyed are answered.The navigation area also give the amount of time left to take the test.
19 Online Test--How ToWhen the student has answered all of the questions the screen will look like this.In order for the test to count they must click on the button submit all and finish