News and Events
Special Schedules, May 25-29 + Testing
Tutorials available for students who are not testing. Stay tuned for details.
More info on State Testing can be found using the link to the left, or by clicking here.
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April 24, 2015 |
Free Microsoft Office products for SPS Students!!
Students can now obtain Office 365 for free on home computers/laptops/tablets. Students can log in at office.seattleschools.org using a modified form of their student user account. Example: sel_csstudent logs in with a username of firstname.lastname@example.org. More information and detailed instructions will be coming very soon from the district, but for those students anxious to get started using the current version of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) can start now.
SMARTER BALANCED TESTING MARCH-MAY
Washington State's new Common Core college-readiness standards have resulted in a new state test which is being given for the first time to CSIHS students this Spring. This test is the Smarter Balanced Assessment, which will be given to students in more than 20 states starting this year. The test is given in two subjects - English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Each test has a Computer-Adaptive test component, as well as a Performance Task, which is compised of document-based questions and an essay for ELA and a long-form, multi-problem scenario for Math.
GRADE 10 - Students will be taking the ELA test only in the Language Arts classes on May 19, 20, and 21 during a morning testing window. This test replaces the HSPE exam in meeting state testing graduation requirements for Reading and Writing. The score required for graduation will be set by the state this summer.
GRADE 11 - Students will be taking the ELA test in Language Arts classes in April and the Math test in May during the May 19, 20, 21 testing window. Students passing these exams will be able to earn credit-bearing coursework in Washington's college and university system without any remedial coursework or any additional placement exams such as the COMPASS test.
PRACTICE TEST: We encourage all students and families of our 10th and 11th grade students to try out the Smarter Balanced practice test available online here to help them prepare for testing.
RESOURCES: More information on the Common Core standards and the new tests can be found in this link from the state government, this other link from the Ready WA Coalition and another link from Seattle Public Schools.
If you have any questions on state testing, please contact
Lori Douglas, Academic Dean, at (206) 252-8573 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
March 31, 2015 |
Real-time, cell phone alert system for safety threats!
A reminder of the cell-phone alert system CSI set up earlier this fall: Sign up your cell number, and you will receive a text when the school is in ‘lockdown’ or other safety categories. We currently have 81 subscribers!
All the info you need is here.