logo

Providing an educational experience empowering students to maximize their potential

Chagrin Falls


Exempted Village Schools

Testing

Testing at Chagrin Falls High School

Students at CFHS participate in a variety of standardized assessments including state mandated testing, practice college entrance exams, Advanced Placement course exams, and STAR Benchmark assessments
State Mandated Testing 2016-17

End of Course Exams

Students need to meet two components to graduate high school.  They must pass the designated 20 credits and meet one of the state assessment requirements.  The assessment requirement can be met by accumulating 18 points on End of Course exams in the following subjects: English 9, English 10, Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, US History, and American Government.  
 

For each of the seven end-of-course state tests, a student earns one to five graduation points. Students have the potential to earn a total of 35 points. To meet this graduation option, a student must earn a minimum number of 18 points from all tests.

This graduation option gives a student flexibility in accumulating 18 points. A high score on one test can balance a low score on another test. A student must earn a total of at least four points on English tests, four points on math tests and six points on science and social studies tests.

PERFORMANCE LEVEL

GRADUATION POINTS

Advanced5
Accelerated4
Proficient3
Basic2
Limited1
 
Students enrolled in the corresponding courses must participate in these tests. 
English Language Arts 1 (all 9th grade English classes)
English Language Arts 2 (all 10th grade English classes)
Algebra 1 (all Algebra 1 students)
Geometry (all Geometry students)
Biology (all 9th grade students enrolled in Biology) 
US History (all students enrolled in US History)
American Government (all students enrolled in American Government)

 Schedule for the Spring 2017 State Testing

English Language Arts 9th and 10th Grades Wednesday April 5th and Thursday April 6th (delayed start for non-testing students)
Biology Tuesday April 11th and Wednesday April 12th (delayed start for non-testing students)
Government Tuesday April 11th and Wednesday April 12th (delayed start for non-testing students)
Algebra and Geometry Wednesday April 19th and Thursday April 20th (delayed start for non-testing students)
US History Thursday April 13th (during regular school day) 
 

Students may earn graduation points through the following

SUBSTITUTE TESTS – CLASS OF 2018

  • Students taking Advanced Placement courses in American history or American government may take tests specially designed for these courses instead of the state end-of-course test for that kind of course to avoid double testing.
  • Students taking College Credit Plus courses in these subjects will use the course grade, not end-of-course test points, to determine their points earned toward graduation.
  • For the science end-of-course test, a student may choose between physical science or biology, depending on which course the student took. 

SUBSTITUTE TESTS – CLASSES OF 2019 AND BEYOND

  • Students taking Advanced Placement courses in American history or American government may take tests specially designed for these courses instead of the state end-of-course test for that kind of course, to avoid double testing.
  • Students taking College Credit Plus courses in these subjects will use the course grade, not end-of-course test points, to determine their points earned toward graduation.

GRADUATION POINTS FOR COURSE GRADES PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2015

  • The student received transcripted credit for a course taken prior to July 1, 2015.
  • The course didn’t have a state end-of-course test available at the time the student was enrolled in the course.
  • The student will receive graduation points based on the course grade.

1 - The following table is to be use to convert Advanced Placement test scores to graduation points for valid courses.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

GRADUATION POINTS

4 or 5

5

3

4

2

3

Not applicable

2

1

1

 
2 - The following table is to be used to convert College Credit Plus grades to graduation points for valid courses. 

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS COURSE GRADE
(SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE  SUBSTITUTE COURSES)

OHIO GRADUATION POINTS

A or B5
C4
D3
Not applicable2
Not applicable1
F – Fail or drop the course0

 

3 - The following conversion chart should be used to determine the number of graduation points a student will receive based on the transcripted grade the student receives for high school courses prior to end-of-course tests being available.

 

TRANSCRIPTED HIGH SCHOOL GRADE

OHIO GRADUATION POINTS

A5
B4
C
Earned Credit or Passed Course
3
D2
Not applicable1
 
Ohio Graduation Tests (OGTs) 
Students in the classes of 2016 and 2017 must pass all five components of the Ohio Graduation Test (Writing, Reading, Math, Science, Science, and Social Studies) The fall testing window is Monday October 26th through Tuesday November 3rd.  If you have questions about your son/daughter taking the OGT please contact counselor Mr. Iammarino at Mark.Iammarino@chagrinschools.org. 
 
College Entrance Exam Practice and Test Information
PSAT Wednesday October 19th 
Freshment, Sophomores and Juniors take the Preliminary SAT 9, Preliminary SAT 10 or Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during the October test date.  The PSAT/NMSQT assesses reading, math, and writing skills; provides practice for the SAT; and connects students to potential scholarships and online tools.  After the test, students receive feedback on how ready they are for college and access to tools and suggestions for improving skills.  The PSAT/NMSQT results also inform families ow likely students are to succeed in AP courses and on AP exams.  For more information about the PSAT click here.
 
PSAT 9
This test is designed to give students a practice college entrance test while providing valuable information on how to use results to better prepare for both the PSAT/NMQT and the SAT.  The school also receives instructional reports and AP potential data, which helps identify students that would be a good fit for specific AP courses.  For more information about the PSAT 9 click here.
 
ACT and SAT 
CFHS is not a testing location for the SAT or ACT college entrance exams unless a student qualifies for special needs testing.  ACT and SAT testing dates are throughout the calendar year and their are multiple testing locations throughout northeast Ohio.  Links to information regarding both exams are below:
 
ACT
 
SAT 
 All juniors will be participating in a state of Ohio funded SAT on the morning of Wednesday April 5th (delayed start for non-testing students)
 
 
***If you have questions about which test to take or about preparing for the exams talk with your child's school counselor***
 
Advanced Placement Testing
Chagrin Falls High School offers students 24 Advanced Placement (AP) courses.  Each AP class prepares participating students for an exam that measures their mastery of the course.  Students are scored on a 1-5 scale and 90% of colleges offer credit, advanced placement, or both for qualifying scores (usually 3 or higher).  May testing dates and information about each course can be found below (you can also click on the course title below to learn more about it).
 
2017 AP Exam schedule
Week 1Morning 8 a.m.Afternoon 12 noon

Monday,
May 1, 2017

Chemistry

Environmental Science

Psychology

Tuesday,
May 2, 2017

Computer Science A

Spanish Language and Culture

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Wednesday,
May 3, 2017

English Literature and Composition

Japanese Language and Culture

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Thursday,
May 4, 2017

United States Government and Politics

Chinese Language and Culture

Seminar

Friday,
May 5, 2017

United States History


Studio Art — last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. EDT) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly.

Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to Coordinators before this date.

 
Week 2Morning 8 a.m.Afternoon
12 noon

Monday,
May 8, 2017

Biology



Tuesday,
May 9, 2017

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

French Language and Culture

Spanish Literature and Culture

 

Wednesday,
May 10, 2017

English Language and Composition

Macroeconomics

 

Thursday,
May 11, 2017

World History

Statistics

 

Friday,
May 12, 2017


Microeconomics


 
STAR Benchmark Testing 
Students taking 9th or 10th grade English, Algebra I, and/or Geometry participate in two STAR benchmark screening assessments.  The results of these tests are used by teachers to plan for instruction, to identify students that could benefit from intervention, and to help inform placement decisions during the scheduling process.  The STAR Reading Enterprise and STAR Math Enterprise are administered in August and January.  Results are available to parents by emailing RtI Coordinator, Amanda.Heintzelman@chagrinschools.org.  Links to information about the STAR tests is below.
 
View text-based website