What's happening in April? • April 5th: Spring Pictures for those who ordered • April 9 - April 20th: Book Fair in the library • April 10th: Charter Council meeting at 3:15pm • April 13th: Parent Workshop • April 17th: Parent Workshop • April 19th: Min. Day for Open House (Students dismissed at 12:25pm) • April 19 - April 21st: Spring Muscial Oliver • April 24th: AVID Parent Meeting @ 6:30pm • April 26th: Charter Lottery Application period closes • April 27th: 15 week Progress Reports will be sent home in Advisory •

Alfred B. Nobel Charter Middle School

Testing and Accountability

California Testing in 2016–17

California local educational agency (LEA) testing coordinators can use this Web site to find helpful information, instructions, training, forms, and external links for test administration.

LEAs are administering the following tests in 2016–17:

Smarter Balanced Tests:
English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade eleven. Click here for the tentative testing schedule for each math teacher, here for the tentative schedule for each ELA teacher, and here for the block bell schedule will be using during the testing window from April 19, 2017 to May 8, 2017. Tuesdays are non testing days. Click here for a letter from Mr. Horowitz about this year's assessments.
English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments (grades three through eight and grade eleven):
Smarter Balanced
California Alternate Assessments (CAAs)
Science assessments (grades five and eight and high school):
California Science Tests
CAAs for Science

Paper-pencil Tests:

California Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) for Reading/Language Arts–grades two through eleven (optional)


Under California Education Code Program Provisions, parents have the right to excuse their child from participating in the California Assessment of Academic Achievement CAASPP assessments.

California Education Code, Chapter 5. California Assessment of Academic Achievement, Section 60615, Article 2

 "Notwithstanding any provision of law, a parent's or guardian's written request to school  officials to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of the assessments administered pursuant to this chapter shall be granted."

pursuant to this chapter
SBAC summative assessment in English language arts and mathematics for grades 3-8, inclusive, and Grade 11

CST Science assessment in Grades 5,8, and 10
The California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)
The Early Assessment Program (EAP)
Primary Language Assessment (CELDT)