Update for Columbia Graduation and Goff Elevation Celebration

In response to further changes to New York State guidelines for outdoor gatherings announced earlier this week, Columbia High School has consolidated its three graduation ceremonies and will instead host one graduation for the Class of 2021 on Friday, June 25 on the CHS turf field at 4:00 p.m. Howard L. Goff Middle School will follow the plan for Columbia Graduation and also host one Elevation Celebration for all 8th grade students on Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m. on the CHS turf field. Each student may be joined by up to four guests.

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Testing

The East Greenbush CSD uses tests throughout the school year to evaluate what students have learned and to determine future instruction. The District also administers state-mandated tests throughout a student’s K-12 education, including the grades 3-8 math and ELA tests each spring and Regents Exams required for graduation.

2020-21 Testing Schedule

  • Grade 3-8 ELA
    • A Day Students – Monday, April 19 (Makeup on Thursday, April 22)
    • B Day Students – Tuesday, April 20 (Makeup on Friday, April 23)
    • Full Remote – Wednesday, April 21 (No Makeups)
      • Grades 3-5 at Genet Gym
      • Grades 6-8 at Goff Gym
  • Grades 3-8 Math
    • A Day Students – Monday, May 3 (Makeup on Thursday, May 6)
    • B Day Students – Tuesday, May 4 (Makeup on Friday, May 7)
    • Full Remote – Wednesday, May 5 (No Makeups)
      • Grades 3-5 at Genet Gym
      • Grades 6-8 at Goff Gym
  • Grade 4 Science (Written)
    • A Day Students – Monday, June 7 (No Makeups)
    • B Day Students – Tuesday, June 8  (No Makeups)
    • Full Remote – Wednesday, June 9 (No Makeups)
  • Grade 8 Science (Written)
    • A Day Students – Monday, June 7 (No Makeups)
    • B Day Students – Tuesday, June 8  (No Makeups)
    • Full Remote – Wednesday, June 9 (No Makeups)
  • June Regents Exams
    • Algebra I – Wednesday, June 23
    • English Language Arts – Thursday, June 17
    • Living Environment – Tuesday, June 22
    • Physical Setting/Earth Science (Written Test only) – Thursday, June 24
  • August Regents Exams – Canceled

SAT

The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board. Students typically take the exam in the spring of Junior year and in the fall of Senior year.

Columbia High School has canceled its administration of SAT Exams through December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The canceled dates include: September 26, October 3, November 7 and December 5.

PSAT (Practice SAT)

The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships in their junior year. This exam is recommended for Juniors and Honors English Sophomores in the fall.

  • The PSAT is 2 hours, 45 minutes long
  • Multiple-choice test in Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
  • Costs $18.00 (2019-20)
  • Offered here at CHS in the fall
  • Counselors will go into English classrooms to provide students registration information in September

Pre-ACT

The Pre-ACT is recommended for Sophomores and is offered at Columbia High School during Regents Week in January.

  • The Pre-ACT is 2 hours, 10 minutes but an additional 60 minutes for pre-administration activities
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Costs $16.00 (2018-19)
  • Counselors will go into English classrooms to provide students registration information in December

AP Exams

The College Board is planning to administer AP exams in the traditional pencil and paper format (which is subject to change) in May 2021. Any changes will be communicated prior to testing by the College Board.

Columbia High School will be offering the following AP exams this year during the AP testing window of May 3–7 and May 10–14, 2021.

Week 1Morning 8 a.m.
Local Time
Afternoon 12 noon
Local Time
Afternoon
2 p.m.
Local Time
Monday, May 3, 2021Physics C: MechanicsPhysics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Tuesday, May 4, 2021Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Wednesday, May 5, 2021English Literature and CompositionPhysics 1: Algebra-Based
Thursday, May 6, 2021United States HistoryComputer Science A
Friday, May 7, 2021Chemistry

 

 

Week 2Morning 8 a.m.
Local Time
Afternoon 12 noon
Local Time
Monday, May 10, 2021World History: Modern
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021English Language and CompositionMicroeconomics
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Friday, May 14, 2021BiologyEnvironmental Science