USD 450 students participate in a variety of assessments throughout the school year. We use the data from these assessments to guide instruction both at the student level as well as the program level.
FastBridge – A screener to assess Reading and Math skills for each grade level K-12.
PreACT – Given to all students in grade 10
State Assessments – These assessments are given to all students within identified grades.
Math Assessments – Given to all students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10.
ELA Assessments – Given to all students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10.
Science Assessments – Given to all students in grades 5, 8 and 11.
Social Studies Assessment (HGSS) – Given to all students in grades 4, 7 and 11.
WorkKeys – Given to all students in grade 11.
ACT – Given to all students in grade 11.
PreACT 8/9 – Given to all students in grade 9.
State Assessments – These assessments are given to specific groups of students.
DLM – This assessment is given to students as identified on their IEP’s for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11.
KELPA – This assessment determines English Proficiency for students whom English is their second language. It is given in grades K-12.
cPass – This assessment is given to students in the High School wanting certification for certain CTE Pathways.
NAEP – When selected to do so, USD 450 participates in NAEP testing (National Assessment of Education Progress) for grades 4, 8, and/or 12. Potential subjects include civics, economics, geography, mathematics, music and visual arts, reading, science, technology and engineering literacy, U.S. history, and writing. When one of our schools is selected to participate, a random sample of students from the identified grade are chosen to take the NAEP.
ACT – In addition to the state funded ACT exam for Juniors, Shawnee Heights is a testing site for ACT on select Saturdays.
AP Exams – Students that are enrolled in AP courses at our high school can choose to register for the AP exam for that course. Families pay the exam fee. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit by earning a 3 or a 4 on the exam subject to each college’s credit acceptance policy.
Accuplacer – This is an alternative test for students interested in attending Washburn Tech if they do not have the required scores from WorkKeys to enroll. There is a $20 fee students pay. If they pass the exam, the exam fee becomes their enrollment fee.
STAMPS 4S – Students who are proficient in English and a second language can take this test to qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy.
ACT National Test dates hosted at SHHS
October 28, 2023
December 9, 2023
June 8, 2024
AP Exam Dates taken at SHHS
May 6, 2024 – 8:00 am US Government, 12:00 pm Chemistry
May 7, 2024 – 8:00 am Human Geography, 12:00 pm Seminar
May 8, 2024 – 8:00 am English Literature and Composition
May 10, 2024 – 8:00 am US History
May 13, 2024 – 8:00 am Calculus
May 14, 2024 – 8:00 am English Language and Composition
May 15, 2024 – 8:00 am World History, 12:00 pm Computer Science Principles
May 17, 2024 – 8:00 am Physics