Monroe High School
Welcome to Monroe High School - Home of the Bearcats!
A Tradition of Excellence for 100 Years
Monroe High School HSPE Schedule 2014
Parents and Families,
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited as saying “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -” and that is very true in the world of education today. In my career, I watched state assessments change
from non-existent to the WASL, HSPE, EOC and now the nationally normed, Smarter Balanced. In
preparation of Smarter Balanced testing next year MHS is participating in this year’s field test to get a
better idea of what the test is and if we have the infrastructure to support this computer based testing.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Field Test will occur at MHS from April 14– April 25th in all 11th grade English classes. “The Field Test is a ‘trial run’ of the assessment that helps ensure that the assessments are valid, reliable, and fair for all students. For test developers, the Field Test is used to show which items work well and which ones need to be improved so that they can contribute to the operational assessment in the spring of 2015. The Field Test is an evaluation of items and processes, so schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) will not receive individual student results; however, broad participation of schools from across the state and the country is extremely important to the overall development of the assessments.
The Smarter Balanced Field Test will be delivered to over five million students from within the 23 member states. The Field Test provides the Consortium an opportunity to:
1. gather and analyze student response data on items,
2. establish Smarter Balanced scoring and reporting scales,
3. stress-test the test-delivery systems, and
4. offer students and Test Administrators the opportunity to experience a testing environment that will mirror the actual testing environment.
Please know that we are making every effort to maintain a balance of focus on core curricular academic instruction, while offering our students the important opportunity to experience the new Smarter Balanced test format. The insights that we will get from being part of this field test will help us provide students at MHS the best opportunity to be successful on this assessment that will be required for graduation.
Principal, Monroe High School
Monroe High School
17001 Tester Road.
Monroe, WA 98272-2819
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Counseling Fax: 360-804-4698
School Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
John Lombardi, Principal
Erick Aulabaugh, Assistant Principal
Joe Delp, Assistant Principal
Judith Rosas, Assistant Principal
Melissa Davis, Principal’s Secretary
Mark Henderson, Dean of Students
Shelly Scanlan, Attendance Secretary
Kathy Ablutz, Athletic Secretary
Becky Brekke, Financial Secretary
Kathy Wallace, Discipline Secretary
Judi Berry, Registrar
Lisa Woodard, Counselor, serving students with last names A-La
Jane Stevens, Counselor, serving students with last names Le-Z
Tammy Amador, Counselor, serving students with last names 9th graders and students with bilingual families
Jill Vandemoortele, Counselor serving students with special needs
Beth Sabel, Counseling Secretary
Paula Alice, Nurse