Mantachie's testing program begins in the elementary level and progresses through the student's high school years. Test scores are recorded in the student's cumulative folder, which is available for student and parent conferences. Arrangements should be made with a counselor to assist the student/parent with interpreting scores, answering questions, and providing information. Hopefully, the student will gain valuable insights regarding his/her abilities, interests, future plans, and present academic level. Wise choices and decisions are possible when the student has a better understanding of himself/herself.
Some major uses of tests are:
1. To help the student gain a better understanding of his/her abilities, achievements, aptitudes, interest and personal characteristics.
2. To serve as a yardstick in charting the progress of the student over a period of time so that one may see the student not only in comparison with others, but as a growing individual.
3. To assist the student in career planning.
4. To assist the student in planning educational programs.
5. To aid in diagnosing student difficulties.
6. To discover special aptitudes.
7. To predict probability of success or failure in future endeavors.
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SATP Test Information:
The Algebra I Subject Area Test measures a studentís knowledge of and skill level in applied algebra. The test consists of 65 multiple-choice items. Many multiple-choice items contain charts, graphs, or diagrams that the student will use to determine the correct answer. Questions from the following assessment strands are distributed throughout the test: Patterns, Relations, and Functions; Equations and Inequalities; Polynomials; Formulas in Problem Solving; Slope; and Probability. Graphing calculators are required for each student. Scratch Paper may be used. Formula Charts are provided. The test is untimed with many allowable accommodations for students with IEP's.
The Biology I Subject Area Test measures a studentís knowledge of basic biological concepts, the use of science skills, and the application of biology to real-world problem solving and decision making. Students will interpret data, apply concepts, draw conclusions, and explain their own ideas. The test consists of 89 multiple-choice items which may include charts, diagrams, or graphs. Questions from the following assessment strands are distributed throughout the test: Chemical Basis of Life; The Cell; Genetics and the Molecular Basis of Heredity; Natural Selection and Diversity; Ecology; and Nature of Science. The test is untimed with many allowable accommodations for students with IEP's.
The English II Subject Area Test measures knowledge of language conventions, reading comprehension, and effective writing skills according to competencies found in the Language Arts Curriculum Framework. The test consists of two separate administrations: English II Multiple Choice and English II Writing. In the writing section, students respond to one of two narrative prompts (one of which is visual) and one of two informative prompts. The Multiple-Choice section tests two assessment strands: language conventions and reading comprehension. It contains 85 multiple-choice items tied to reading passages. The test is untimed with many allowable accommodations for students with IEP's.
The U.S. History from 1877 Subject Area Test measures not only important historical knowledge, but also real-world skills by having students read and interpret statistical data, maps, charts, and tables. The test consists of 89 multiple-choice questions. Some of the multiple-choice questions include a chart, map, or other stimulus that must be interpreted accurately in order to answer the questions correctly. Questions from the following assessment strands are distributed throughout the test: International Relations; Domestic Affairs; Geography; Economics; and Civics. The test is untimed with many allowable accommodations for students with IEP's.