Schreiber High School
January Testing Week Information
This letter includes useful information concerning January Testing Week (Tuesday, January 22 through Monday, January 28). There are no classes during testing week. Students only attend to sit for a given exam. A testing schedule of dates, times and locations is posted on Portnet (below). In addition the Regents Review Schedule and Testing Week transportation schedule will be posted.
For further student reference the high school will have the testing schedule displayed in the lobby and guidance hallways. Classroom teachers also provide testing information to the students.. Please be aware that the testing schedule displays well using the Chrome browser and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Portnet Testing Week link: Schreiber January Testing Week
The high school cafeteria will be open daily for breakfast and lunch but with a more limited menu.
Please note that regardless of any information from the State Education Department or other sources, all Schreiber morning exams begin at 8:15 AM; all afternoon exams begin at 12:15 PM.
Midterms and finals are planned for two hours. However, all Regents exams are for three hours. (Honors Biology is 2.5 hours.)
Conflict Room (room 117):
No student is expected to take more than two exams in any given day. Students with three exams on a given day or who have a scheduling conflict between any two exams, or who were absent for a prior exam, are expected to sit for the makeup exam at the next available testing session that day or the following day. Students are expected to begin the makeup test with 30 minutes (to allow for lunch or a rest period) of exiting the prior exam. Regents exams may not be made up until the following testing cycle offered by NY State (June); for this reason Regents exams must take priority over any other exam. Any student who was absent or failed to make up a required exam will receive a grade of Incomplete until the exam requirement has been met. The student and teacher must arrange a makeup time and date as soon as is reasonable following Testing Week. Students are not permitted to take any exam in advance of the testing schedule.
Students who have been officially approved for extended testing time accommodations will finish their test in the Conflict Room at the end of the regular testing time in the regular testing room. Students are to be accompanied by their teacher from the test to the Conflict Room.
Special education students with more significant testing modifications have exclusive arrangements that have been organized through the Special Education department.
ENL students will also enjoy exclusive arrangements including specific testing accommodations.
To optimize testing security no backpacks are permitted in the building. Any student attempting to enter with a backpack will have it confiscated by school personnel to be stored in a locked lobby closet. Any bag/backpack left after 3:30 PM will remain locked in the closet until the following school morning. In addition, no electronic devices are permitted during an exam. Instead, devices will be powered down and handed over to the testing proctor who will keep the device until the student permanently exits the test. Any student in violation of this practice will be subject to an invalidation of the test.
It has been our experience that students should begin preparing for Regents and final exams well in advance of the testing week. Moreover, because prolonged, late-night studying often results in exhaustion and stress we strongly encourage ample rest and healthy relaxation when possible.
Typically Schreiber students are well-prepared for exams; despite the rigorous work, testing week is often a welcomed change in the student schedule. We recognize and support the students with this responsibility and wish them success.