Testing

Grading System

Two Semesters per year; .5 credit per class per semester for UCAS courses. Three UVU credits will equate to 1 UCAS credit. All subjects and grades are included in the cumulative GPA and class rankings and receive equal weight. GPA is calculated on a 4 point scale with A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, E, W, UW or F = 0.

Assessments

State CORE Testing

Administered in May for English, Science, & Math.

Dear UCAS Students and Parents,

Yesterday, UCAS sent home each students SAGE  assessment scores. To assist you in understanding the SAGE results the Utah State Office of Education has attached an interpretive guide for understanding the individual student results that are available through the Online Reporting System.  In addition, other communication materials are available on the USOE Assessment Website:  http://schools.utah.gov/assessment/SAGE-Communication.aspx

  •        Communication PowerPoint
  •        Companion Document
  •        Interpretive Guide (English and Spanish)
  •        Parent letter (English and Spanish)
  •        Reporting Views
  •        Brochures (family, educator, students with disabilities, and assessment results)
  •        Training Videos
  •        Communication Video
  •        Using ORS (Online Reporting System) to Access SAGE Results

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Anna Trevino, Ph.D.

Principal

Utah County Academy of Sciences

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The document above is merely an image of the original.  For the original document with working links, please go to http://schools.utah.gov/assessment/SAGE-Communication/FamilyGuide.aspx

To prevent any further mailings, please contact your school or district to have your SAGE account deleted.

UCAS Opt Out Form

PSAT/NMSQT TEST

Wednesday October 15th 8am-12. Optional test for juniors interested in participating in the National Merit Scholarship program. Cost will be $18.00. This test is sold on a first come first serve basis. Please see Mrs. Schiffman in the main office.

PLAN TEST

(Preliminary ACT – March 3, 2015 from 9am-noon) Test to be given to all sophomore students in preparation for the ACT.

ACT Plan serves as the midpoint measure of academic progress in ACT’s College and Career Readiness System.

ACT Plan helps 10th graders build a solid foundation for future academic and career success and provides information needed to address school districts’ high-priority issues. It is a comprehensive guidance resource that helps students measure their current academic development, explore career/training options, and make plans for the remaining years of high school and beyond. www.act.org/products/k-12-act-plan

ACT/SAT

It is highly recommended that students take the ACT/SAT more than once. It is recommended that students take the ACT no later than April of their Junior year. Most western state colleges accept the ACT, however it is your responsibility to check the college you are interested in for entrance exam requirements. Register online: ACT Website: www.actstudent.org , SAT Website: www.collegeboard.com         UCAS school code is 450-286

All junior students at UCAS will take the ACT on Wednesday March 3, 2015 from 9am-1pm.

ACCUPLACER

(UVU placement test) Students who register at UCAS and UVU must take a placement test (the ACCUPLACER is recommended). The ACCUPLACER Assessment is used for course placement in English, Science and Mathematics. Placement decisions are based on your skills as demonstrated on the tests. Testing hours vary: For more information, call 801-863-8269.

Students may also take the ACT residual for placement in UVU courses if they prefer. This test is the regular ACT test; however the scores are only good at UVU. Students must pre-register at the testing center at least 24 hours ahead of time. For more information, call 801-863-8269.