Common Core

  • John Muir Middle School

    Common Core and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Information

     

    How to Download the Secure Browser at Home:

    • http://ca.browsers.airast.org/

    • Scroll down (halfway down the page) and choose your operating system

    • The remaining instructions will appear on the right side of the screen

     

    How to take a practice test:

    • http://caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html

    • Select Student Interface Practice and Training Tests

    • Select Sign In

    • Select a Grade (level)

    • Select Yes

    • Select the test you would like to take

    • Choose the settings you would like to have (optional)

    • Select Yes, Start My Test

    • Select Begin Test Now


    John Muir’s Testing Schedule

    SBAC: 6th grade: March 16 – 19

    7th grade: March 30 – April 2

    8th grade: April 27 – April 30

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Test: Non-Performance Task

    Test during: Social Studies and Science

     

    Test: Class Activity - English

    Test during: English

     

    Period rotation:

    1-2-N-3-4-L-5-6-MT

    Test: Non- Performance Task

    Test during: Social Studies and Science

     

    Test: Class Activity - Math

    Test during: Math

     

     

    Period rotation:

    6-5-N-4-3-L-2-1

    Test: Performance Task

    Test during: English and Math

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Period rotation:

    1-2-N-3-4-L-5-6-MT

    Test: Performance Task

    Test during: English and Math

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Period rotation:

    6-5-N-4-3-L-2-1-MT

    8th Grade Science CST: May 4 – 5 (taken during science class)

     


    UltraKey

    Learn how to type using UltraKey:

    • http://www.bytesoflearning.com/burbankusd

    • Find your child’s school (they are in alphabetical order)

    • Click on installer for Mac or Windows

    • Select Download Now

    • Follow prompts

    • Serial Number: UK66176306

    • Key: PBKCQW6-6NLWH-JDL5D-CWNLC676

    • Child’s password: last four of permanent ID number twice

    • If you have any problems, contact Bytes of Learning: 800-465-6428, extension 2221 or techhelp@bytesoflearning.com

     

    Useful Websites

    Grade Portal:

    www.burbankusd.org > Parents and Students > At Home Services Parent and Student Portal

     

    Burbank Library FREE Homework Help: http://main.burbank.ca.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp

     

    Common Core Standards:

    http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/index.asp

    www.achievethecore.org

     

    SBAC information:

    www.smarterbalanced.org

     

    Next Generation Science Standards:

    http://www.nextgenscience.org/


    Please see the testing calendar and PowerPoint presentation attached below.

    Common Core - Intro for Parents