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Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA): Block schedule Wednesday and Thursday during the next two weeks

Dear Shorecliffs Families,


Every spring, students in grades three through eight and grade eleven take the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) for English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. Results from these assessments are just one piece of information to help teachers, parents/guardians, and students understand how well a student is meeting the grade-level standards.


The formal testing dates for this school year started on Monday, April 24th and will end Friday, May 12thStudents will be testing in their English and Math classes, and will be on a block schedule Wednesday and Thursday during the next two weeks (please below). It is important that your child have the time necessary to perform at their best on the tests, so please make sure to be on time daily and avoid scheduling any non-necessary appointments that would require your student to miss any part of the school day during the testing dates.  Since testing will occur at different times of the school day, maintaining a regular sleep schedule and making sure your student has healthy snacks on-hand will help your student perform at his/her best. 


2 Day Block Schedule 2 Weeks  - Wednesday and Thursday ONLY (May 1st –May 12th )

Wednesday we will have periods 1, 3 and 5 ONLY.  Thursday we will have periods 2, 4 and 6 ONLY.  Students who have independent PE or modified schedule, please check schedule.  There is no 6th period on Wednesday and no 1st period on Thursday. Both days will have zero period during normal times.


Period 1/2






Period 3/4






LUNCH 6 (3/4 split)



Period 5/6






Headphones will be used during portions of the test.  If your student would like to use their own earbuds they may bring them to school.  Please make sure that your student also brings with them a silent reading book so they have something to read if they are done testing in class. 

Thank you for helping us provide your student with the best educational environment possible.  Please feel free to contact the SMS office if you are in need of assistance at (949) 498-1660.


Go Seahawks!

Dr. Baker, Principal 

Posted by: Brad Baker Published:5/1/17
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