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Sinnott will administer the SBAC to students in grades 3-6 from April 7-May 7, 2015. The SBAC is the computer-adaptive standardized test which was piloted last year. The test measures student achievement and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The SBAC takes the place of the CST test (except for science).
Though this testing window is many months away,
Sinnott will begin having students practice with this new test starting in January 2015. However, students can actually take a practice test before that time. The ideal time for students to take this practice test is over a break, such as Winter Break or Mid-Winter Break (February 2015). As your student takes the practice test, they and you will see the types of questions that are required to be answered in April 2015.
If this sounds like something you wish your student to do, the website where you can access the test is CAASPP.org. Once on the website, click the Practice and Training Tests button and then click the student interface button. For now, students will simply leave everything as GUEST to sign in. Once signed in, students will only need to enter their grade (3-6).
The purpose of taking a practice test is to get students comfortable with the student interface, not to stress them out or force them to take practice tests over and over. Students do not have to complete the entire practice test when at home and no grade or results are given.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laurie Armino [email protected]
Jamba Juice Wed!!!
Every Wednesday after school starting on 8/27/14, Jamba Juice will be selling Smoothies for ONLY $3.00. Come by the Sinnott School office at 2:00pm to purchase your smoothie! Fundraiser to support Sinnott students.
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SECOND CHANCE BREAKFAST is available to students during the morning recesses. Breakfast will include a snack item along with juice and or fresh fruit and milk. Lunch prices are $1.25; reduced-price $0.30 and free. Pre-paid lunch account may be used to pay for breakfast.
Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship-Milpitas Unified School District is now offering resources to parents on the topic of Digital Citizenship. These resources cover topics such as cyberbullying, protecting your child's reputation, online etiquette, respecting creative work, research skills, plagiarism, and more. For more information please access our Digital Citizenship page located in the Parent Resources section. We will be constantly adding more resources and information to this part of our website as we get them.
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