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 new school year begins.  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 2020-21 school year.


Assessments at a Glance (additional details below)

Assessment

Date Time and Location

Contact for Questions

Pre-Registration Required?

Math

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

9 am

SHS room 103

Kristen Hamilton

Mathematics

khamilton@lgsuhsd.org

408-867-3411 x345

Yes

Chinese

Sunday, February 2, 2020

1pm

SHS room 410

Mariam Fan

Chinese Instructor

mfan@lgsuhsd.org

408-867-3411 ext. 394

Yes

French Level 2

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

8:15am

SHS room 408

Elaine Haggerty

French Instructor

ehaggerty@lgsuhsd.org

408-867-3411 ext. 266

No

French Level 3

or above

Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:15am

SHS room 408

Elaine Haggerty

French Instructor

ehaggerty@lgsuhsd.org

408-867-3411 ext. 266

No

Spanish

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

2:30 pm

SHS room 601

Sarah Voorhees

World Languages

svoorhees@lgsuhsd.org

408-867-3411 ext. 349

No


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 2020-2021 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: Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 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.

Kristen Hamilton
Saratoga High School
khamilton@lgsuhsd.org
408-867-3411 ext. 345


World Languages

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

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

All students planning to test should read the SHS 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: Saratoga High School, Room 410
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 1pm


Please plan to arrive a few minutes early.  Exam duration is about 2 hours.  P
lease contact the Chinese instructor, Mariam Fan, if you have questions.

Mariam Fan
Chinese Instructor
Saratoga High School
mfan@lgsuhsd.org
408-867-3411 ext. 394


French
Students new to French should sign up for French 1 and do not need to be tested.

Native French speakers, and students who have completed at least French 3 elsewhere, do not need to be tested.

All other new students hoping to take French 2 or above should plan to attend the appropriate assessment test.

More information is HERE.

French Language Assessment Test
French level 2
Location: Saratoga High School, Room 408
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:15am

French level 3 or above
Location: Saratoga High School, Room 408
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:15am

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early.  Exam duration is about 2 hours.  Please contact the French instructor, Elaine Haggerty, if you have questions.

Elaine Haggerty
French Instructor
Saratoga High School
ehaggerty@lgsuhsd.org
408-867-3411 ext. 266

 

Spanish
Students new to Spanish should sign up for Spanish 1 and do not need to be tested.

Students who have taken Spanish 1A and Spanish 1B at Redwood Middle School should sign up for Spanish 2 and do not need to be tested.

All other new students hoping to take Spanish 2 or above should plan to attend the assessment test.

More information is HERE.

Spanish Language Assessment Test
Location: Saratoga High School, Room 601
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:30 pm

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early.  Exam duration is about 2 hours.  Please contact the World Language department chair, Sarah Voorhees, if you have questions.

Sarah Voorhees
Saratoga High School
svoorhees@lgsuhsd.org
408-867-3411 ext. 349