WARSAW—Due to the upcoming ISTEP test, Warsaw Community High School will be modifying its schedule to best meet the needs of students during the testing window.
ISTEP testing begins the week of Feb. 26, and goes until March 9. Students will test with their classroom teachers. This means testing in math, English and biology will occur during the related class period.
To accommodate the length of the tests, the high school will run a double block schedule during ISTEP testing. Tuesday, Feb. 27 will be an even block day with no late arrival. Students will have enrichment, then periods 2, 4 and 6 for 90 minutes each. Wednesday, Feb. 28 will be an odd period block, Thursday will be normal late arrival then even period block schedule. Friday, March 2 will be an odd period block.
During the week of Feb. 26, Warsaw Community High School students will begin testing in English on Monday. Classes will run according to a regular schedule for periods 1-7. On Tuesday, Feb. 27 students will report to enrichment at 7:40 a.m., then begin English section 2 testing and attend classes according to a block schedule for periods 2, 4 and 6. Wednesday, Feb. 28 will continue English section 2 testing with block schedules held for periods 1, 3, 5 and 7. On Thursday, March 1, English section 3 testing will begin with block periods held for periods 2, 4 and 6. On Friday, March 2, students will conclude English section 3 testing with block periods held for periods 1, 3, 5 and 7.
The following week, WCHS will begin testing for the math section of ISTEP. On Monday and Tuesday, the schedule will follow a regular format for periods 1-7 with math section one and two testing taking places across the two days. Biology section one testing will be held Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8, with normal block schedule on these days.
Testing will take place for juniors retaking the ISTEP and sophomores completing the English and math testing requirements. Students will test with their math or English teacher during their class periods. Biology testing will take place for all freshman and sophomores currently taking biology.
Student attendance is extremely important during ISTEP testing. Warsaw Community High School requests students bring a fully charged iPad for testing every day. Proper sleep and nutrition are vital for student success on these required assessments for graduation. From Feb. 26 through March 2, the cafeteria will also have free breakfast for students. WCS thanks parents for their assistance ensuring students are fully prepared and ready to be successful on their ISTEP tests.