Test Preparation Tips

1.  Make sure your child gets an ample amount of sleep the night before the test.

2.  Mark testing days on your calendar to help remind you and your child when the testing will take place and plan your preparations,

3.  The student should eat a nutritious and filling breakfast.  Avoid high sugar cereals which can make the student hyper and/or unfocused. 

4.  Make sure the student is on time on the day of testing.

5.   If your child is sick please contact the school immediately to inform them.

 

Items students may not have in the testing room:

All cellular phones

Other personal electronic equipment-ipods, ebooks

Instructional aids related to the content being assessed

Reference books

Mathematical formulas and conversion tables other that the provided Reference Sheet

 

Other Information:

Students should bring a book to read after completing the test.  This may not be in the content area of the test.

Students must have wooden No. 2 pencils with eraser(s)—No mechanical pencils

Calculators: (school will provide if student does not bring their own)

Grades 6 and 7-Four Function calculators only

Grade 8-Scientific calculator

Alg. I and Geometry-Graphing calculator

New Ohio Assessments:

The State of Ohio is introducing new assessments which will take the place of the Ohio Achievement Assessments that have been given to students in the past.  These New Ohio Assessments are tied to the new standards being taught to our students. 

The assessments are shorter tests; however, there are three parts to the English Language Arts assessment and two parts to the Math assessment which will be given on different days, along with Science and Social Studies tests.  The state has given us a very brief window to complete all of the assessments.

We wanted you to have these dates early so you can make plans accordingly.  The testing window also will include any make-up testing days so we must follow them carefully.  We are asking you to please not plan any vacations or appointments during the testing windows.  We realize the assessments encompass a lengthy period of time but this is the time table the state has given all districts in Ohio.

Thank you for helping us provide a safe and calm environment for our students during these important assessments.

Please see below for each grade level and the dates of their tests.  All tests will be in the morning.

7th Grade-English Language Arts and Math 7

                February 18, Wednesday

                February 20, Friday

                February 24, Tuesday

                February 26, Thursday

                March 2, Monday

8th Grade-English Language Arts, Math, and Science

                February 18, Wednesday

                February 20, Friday

                February 24, Tuesday

                February 26, Thursday

                March 2, Monday

                March 4, Wednesday

9th Grade-English Language Arts, Algebra I, Physical Science

                February 18, Wednesday

                February 20, Friday

                February 24, Tuesday

                February 26, Thursday

                March 2, Monday

                March 5, Thursday

****8th and 9th Grade students taking Geometry will test on February 25 and 27

****All students taking American Studies will test on March 4

****All students taking Democracy will test on March 5

10th Grade students will be taking the Ohio Graduation Tests March 16-20

These assessments will be repeated April 14, 16, 21, 23 and May 4-7.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT 2015-2016 COLLEGE COURSES

Dear Students 6-11 and Families:

The Ohio Board of Regents is terminating the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program and the Dual Enrollment Program at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school year. These are the programs that have allowed our students to earn college credit while still in high school.

These programs will be replaced with the College Credit Plus. (CCP) Program. Many aspects of College Credit Plus are similar to PSEO and Dual Enrollment. Similarities include:

* The ACT benchmark scores to qualify are English: 19; Math: 22; Reading 21.

* Some Liberty Center faculty will remain adjunct faculty at Northwest State and Owens Community Colleges and will be able to conduct coursework at Liberty Center High School.

* There will be no charge to parents for tuition so long as a student passes a course.

* Students who qualify may also take courses online or on college campuses.  

However, some aspects of College Credit Plus are different. The differences include:

* Students as early as 6th grade may take the ACT to attempt to earn qualifying scores to take college coursework in 2015-2016. The ACT is recognized by all colleges and universities.

* Students who are unable to achieve a qualifying score on the ACT, may take the COMPASS test at a community college to qualify for community college coursework.

* Public Colleges are required to participate in the program, Private Colleges are not required to participate and those who do may need to make students responsible for some or all of tuition costs.

If your student wishes to enroll in courses for college credit, you and your student must:

1. Register your student for the February 7th ACT at Liberty Center at www.actstudent.org by the January 9th deadline. The writing portion is not necessary. The test begins at 8:00 am and concludes by 1:00 pm.

2. Call the ACT helpline at 319-337-1320 Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm if you need assistance with registration.

3. If your student does not have a valid driver's license or permit, please obtain a state photo ID card from your nearest BMV.

4. Attend the mandatory information and application meeting on Tuesday March 3, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the ELEMENTARY multipurpose room. The meeting should take approximately 45 minutes and will conclude before the choir concerts that evening.

Starting January 5th, 2015 you may e-mail me at sahleman@!ibertycenterschools.org if you have any questions.  Please be aware that the Ohio Board of Regents will issue final rules and guidelines in February 2015. Thus all current information is tentative.

 

 

LC Gets Connected

Liberty Center Local School District is now on social media! Follow us on Twitter @LC_Tigers and "like" us on Facebook at Liberty Center Local Schools. 

2014-15 Yearbook

Buy Yours Now

The 2014-15 Tigeron yearbook is now on sale! The high school book will feature the theme Leaving Lasting Impressions and includes 144 full-color pages. The book will cost $46. The PreK-8 book costs $16 and will feature the theme of The World of Dr. Seuss. Order forms will be sent home with all students or books can be purchased by clicking on the link below. Prices will increase on April 1st so reserve your copy today! If you have any questions contact Mr. Ressler at jressler@libertycenterschools.org 

 

     

    

             

 


 

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