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Parent Information Night

F.L.A.S.H. (Family Life and Sexual Health) Parent information night has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 in the Thornton Library.

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Standarized Testing Update

This spring, Fremont Unified School District students will participate in the two kinds of California state testing: Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Field Testing.

STAR   (Standardized Testing and Reporting)

SCIENCE:  8th grade students will take the CST through their second period class on May 13th.  May 13th has a modified schedule with a dismissal at 1:12. 

SBAC  (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium)

The Smarter Balanced Field Test for Thornton will start on April 29th.  At this time we are not sure how many testing days there will be. We are waiting on the state to inform us of what tests we will be taking here at Thornton.   These tests will be administered via the computer and are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. NO SCORES WILL BE GIVEN TO PARENTS, SCHOOLS or STUDENTS.  This year is a field test only. The testing will be completed during a regular day schedule. 

Purpose and Benefits of the Field Test

A field test is not designed to be a valid and reliable measure of student achievement; rather, it is designed to help the test developers evaluate whether the tests, individual items, and the technology platform work as intended before the first operational administration, planned for spring 2015.

The spring 2014 Field Test will be fully computer-based. Participation in the Field Test will give students, teachers, administrators, and local educational agencies valuable exposure to the future assessment system:

  • Students will gain hands-on experience with the functionality of innovative technology-enhanced items and newly designed performance tasks with related classroom activities.
  • Teachers and administrators will gain valuable exposure to administration logistics to better prepare for smooth and successful participation in the operational assessments, which will begin in the 2014–15 school year.
  • Local educational agencies will benefit from knowing where technology gaps may exist so they can fully prepare for the operational assessments.
  • There will be accessibility and accommodations available for applicable students.


Daily Bulletin 4/17/2014
Posted by: Marilyn Harden
Published: 4/16/14

Thursday, April 17 is a minimum day, 12:13 dismissal.
Posted by: Marilyn Harden
Published: 4/16/14

Black Light Bash Ticket Refund
Ticket Money: If you bought a ticket to the Black Light Bash dance, bring your student ID to Ms. Sousa’s room 11A today at brunch to receive a refund Continue
Posted by: Marilyn Harden
Published: 4/16/14

8th grader Great America permission slips due!
Attention 8th graders :  Great America permission slips are due, Thursday, April 17th.  Please turn them in during 4th period.  No permission slips will be accepted after Thursday.   You will not be allowed to participate ... Continue
Posted by: Marilyn Harden
Published: 4/16/14

Daily Bulletin - 4/16/2014
Posted by: Marilyn Harden
Published: 4/15/14

Measure k Citizens Oversight committee

Become a Member of the Measure K Citizens’ Oversight Committee

The Measure K Committee is actively looking for new members. Members may be a parent or guardian of a current FUSD student or a ...more

Today: 4/17/14
All Day: Minimum Day- Dismissal 12:13

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