[BHS Etree] ADMIN: INCOMING FAMILIES: Reminder - World Language Placement Test - Aug. 1 (Sat)

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Fri Jul 24 17:33:50 PDT 2020

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Dear Parents & Guardians of Incoming BHS Students:

The World Languages placement test for incoming students will take
place on Saturday,
August 1st. The test for students taking a Spanish or Mandarin placement
test will start at 9:30 AM. The test for students taking a French placement
test will start at 1:00 PM.

Who Should Take This Test?


   Students with little or no previous language experience are automatically
   placed in level 1. They DO NOT need to take this test.

   Students who have completed two years of the same language in middle
   school will be placed in Level 2. This includes students from within BUSD,
   as well as from private and independent schools.  They DO NOT need to
   take this test

   Students who were in a level at BHS last year, will move on to the next
   logical level, provided they got a passing grade in the previous class.
   They DO NOT need to take this test.

   Do you want to skip a level? Do you want to start at a level that is
   higher than one of the above automatic placements? THIS TEST IS FOR YOU
   and you need to register.

In order for a student to participate in one of these tests, you must do
the following:


   Complete this <https://forms.gle/yWwWEoZBm6XnjxeT7> registration form
   only once, please. Students who did not not pre-register will not be able
   to take the test.

   After you complete the registration, look for a confirmation email in a
   couple of days and the Zoom link by July 31st.

   Your student should be prepared to do a one-on-one oral proficiency test
   with a language teacher. They will then receive a link with the writing
   portion of the test. The students will be monitored by a teacher on Zoom
   while they complete the written part.Students will enter the Zoom waiting
   room and will be called on one by one by the moderator to verify
   registration. Depending on the number of people testing, students could be
   in the waiting room for a long time. Be patient. Wait in the room until you
   are invited into the main session.

The placement results will be sent to parents and guardians within three
days. Please have your student be ready to stay on Zoom for approximately
two hours. It will be best if the student uses a computer to take the
placement test. As a reminder, we will use both the oral and written tests
to determine the appropriate placement. Academic dishonesty of any kind
including the use of electronic translators, such as Google Translate, is
prohibited and will void results.

PLEASE NOTE that students who are unable to attend the August 1st placement
test will be assessed by their assigned language teacher when school
starts. Once we receive the results of the placement test, we will make the
recommendation to the counselor. No level changes can happen before then.


Nicole Chee, Jenny Fosket, Chaghig Walker, and Charlotte Le Liboux are the
parent-volunteer facilitators of the Etree; please direct any questions
about the Etree to them at bhs-owner at lmi.net.

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