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FHS Assessments 2021-2022

State Testing this Spring

The following tests are coming soon to meet federal testing requirements and state graduation pathways:

GradeTestDates
10 Smarter Balanced (SBA) ELA testing will be takin place in ELA classes April 21-29
11WCAS Science tests will happen in Chemistry B and Physics B classes May 16 & 17
10Smarter Balanced (SBA) math tests will be taking place in Grade 10 Advisories Week of May 31-June 3

Grade 11 students who wish to retake the SBA tests need to fill out this form to request a retake this spring.

If you have any questions on testing, please contact Jim Jeffreys, FHS Assessment Guy at jrjeffreys@seattleschools.org.


AP Exam Schedule

AP Exams will be in person in May. Refer to the College Board AP Exam May 2022 Calendar for specific testing days and times. 

AP Exam Fees

$103 per exam. Exam fees will be paid on SchoolPay via the Parent Source Account.

Free Reduced Lunch (FRL) Students: Pay no exam fees if you are eligible for FRL. However, Student families must submit the FRL form online and check the box for AP exams to be eligible for the free exams if approved. Otherwise, they will have to pay the full exam fee.

All exam registration and exam fees have to be paid or FRL status confirmed by Friday, November 5, 2021! Registrations that are not paid by November 5 will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

How to Register and Pay for AP Exams

Follow these steps to register for an AP exam at Franklin High School:

  1. Sign in to myap.collegeboard.org and enroll in your AP class sections using the unique join code provided by your AP teachers.
    • Students must create a CollegeBoard account if they have not already done so.
  2. For each exam, confirm your exam registration status before Nov 5 by selecting YES.
  3. Make AP exam payment via SchoolPay on a Parent Source Account before Nov 5. Keep a copy of the receipt for your records. The standard exam fee is $103.00.

    Fee Waivers:
    • Fee waivers will be provided for students eligible for free or reduced lunch. If you are eligible then you must complete an updated Free and Reduced Lunch Form by October 15. For translated forms or an online FRL form please visit the SPS Start of School Forms page. 
  4. Students who cancel an exam BEFORE March 1 will be charged $40 per exam.
  5. NO refunds after March 1.

College Entrance Tests (ACT, COMPASS, MPT, SAT)

For questions regarding College Entrance Tests, contact your counselor for more information.

If you are a junior and have not signed up to take one of these tests, and plan to apply to a 4 year college, sign up in the Spring. Fee waivers for these tests are available (from your counselor) for students who have free or reduced lunch.

If you are a senior, plan to take the SAT or ACT once more in the Fall to make sure you have your best score available for colleges.

SPS School Day PSAT

Typically these tests are offered to all Sophomores and Juniors free of charge; no pre-registration is required. The PSAT helps Juniors prepare for the SAT and is used to qualify students for scholarships and advanced learning opportunities. Visit the PSAT Details page for more information.

SPS School Day SAT

The SAT is typically offered to all Juniors free of charge; no pre-registration is required. For the School Year 2021-2022 the SAT is offered to all Seniors. Visit the SAT Details page for more updates.

Visit the Counseling Office Page for more information about SAT Test prep.

Placement Tests

FHS Running Start students take a placement Test.