Assessment Testing

Assessment Testing Information

We recognize that new students arrive to us from many different types of schools.  To help support the student's academic transition to Saratoga High School, our Math and World Languages departments offer student readiness assessments before the school year begins to our new students.  The output of the assessment is a recommendation for the appropriate course, and can be useful for students and families making course selections for the first time at Saratoga High School.

Assessments are for students new to the school in the 2021-22 school year.


Assessments at a Glance (additional details below)

Assessment

Date Time and Location

Contact for Questions

Pre-Registration Required?

Math

Thursday, August 5, 2021

9am

SHS room 103

Ms. Kristen Hamilton

Mathematics

khamilton@lgsuhsd.org
 

Yes

Chinese

Sunday, January 31, 2021

1pm

Online info:

https://lgsuhsd.zoom.us/j/91742316136?pwd=bUgxNkR1ZnBJRXZ2Nkc5alMyMWpzQT09
Meeting ID: 917 4231 6136
Passcode: 452980

Ms. Mariam Fan

Chinese Instructor

mfan@lgsuhsd.org 

Yes
All students planning to test should read the information on SHS Chinese Program Introduction and Placement TestSHS Chinese Placement Information, and complete the Chinese Placement Survey. 

Spanish  Friday, August 6, 2021

11am

SHS Room 601
 Ms. Sarah Voorhees

Spanish Instructor

svoorhees@lgsuhsd.org
 Yes


Mathematics

Students coming from Redwood Middle School do not need to be assessed.

This readiness assessment is designed to help new out-of-district families make an informed decision about their student's math course for the next school year.

No calculators are permitted on the exam.

Students must sign up in advance.  Out of District Math Readiness Assessment

Math Assessment Test
ADVANCE SIGNUP REQUIRED
Location: Saratoga High School, Room 103
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 9am


Please plan to arrive a few minutes early.  Exam duration is about 2 hours.  P
lease contact the mathematics department chair, Ms. Kristen Hamilton, if you have questions.

Ms. Kristen Hamilton
Saratoga High School
khamilton@lgsuhsd.org


World Languages

Chinese
Students new to Chinese should sign up for Chinese 1 and do not need to be assessed.

Students with some background in Chinese can create a composition (written or typed) and submit it along with the Chinese Placement Survey if planning to take Chinese 2 or above.

All students planning to test should read the information on SHS Chinese Program Introduction and Placement TestSHS Chinese Placement Information, and complete the Chinese Placement Survey

Please see the SHS Chinese Program Material Samples and the Chinese Portfolio for further information.

 

Chinese Language Assessment Test
ADVANCE SIGNUP REQUIRED
Location: ONLINE
Placement Assessment Zoom Link
https://lgsuhsd.zoom.us/j/91742316136?pwd=bUgxNkR1ZnBJRXZ2Nkc5alMyMWpzQT09
Meeting ID: 917 4231 6136
Passcode: 452980

Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021, 1pm


Please plan to arrive a few minutes early.  Exam duration is about 2 hours.

If a student is planning to take a Chinese class at SHS in the upcoming school year, please read the information on SHS Chinese Program Introduction and Placement TestSHS Chinese Placement Information, and complete the Chinese Placement Survey.  

Students may create a composition in writing or typing and submit it with the Placement Survey if they are planning to take Chinese 2 or above. The purpose of the Placement Survey and test is to help SHS determine the students’ level in Chinese and help the student succeed in furthering his/her knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. Please visit Chinese portfolio (tinyurl.com/ubrbu4t) for reference.

During the placement test, students will be tested in the following categories: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and typing. They will listen to passages and summarize those passages or write reflections on the passages in Chinese. They will write and type compositions on the topics related to Chinese culture, current events, or news. The test will include materials from the textbooks, supplementary materials, current events, and news. Please see the SHS Chinese Materials Samples (https://tinyurl.com/y7nurcge) as a reference for different levels. Students are expected to be able to understand the texts by listening and reading as well as present their summary or reflection of the text in speech, writing, and typing. 

Please contact the Chinese instructor, Mariam Fan, if you have questions.

Ms. Mariam Fan
Chinese Instructor
Saratoga High School
mfan@lgsuhsd.org


Spanish

Students coming from Redwood Middle School that have taken Spanish 1A and Spanish 1B will not be assessed.  They should sign up for Spanish 2. 

The Spanish assessment is designed to help new out-of-district families or heritage Spanish speakers make an informed decision about their student's Spanish course for the next school year.  

Students must sign up in advance.  


Spanish Assessment Test
ADVANCE SIGNUP REQUIRED

Location: Saratoga High School, Room 601
Date: Friday, August 6, 2021, 11am


Please plan to arrive a few minutes early.  Exam duration is about 2 hours.  Please contact the Spanish instructor, Ms. Sarah Voorhees, if you have questions.

Ms. Sarah Voorhees
Saratoga High School
svoorhees@lgsuhsd.org