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What is SESAT?

SESAT stands for Stanford Early School Achievement Test. Your children will be expected to take this standardized test during kindergarten. SESAT  is part of the Stanford Achievement Test series that tests students from Kindergarten to 12th grade.

SESAT will assess what students should be learning at the grade level. It includes "basic arithmetic, reading comprehension, and spelling." The standardized test includes multiple choice answers and requires good listening skills.

Things to Remember:

* Assessment given on: TO BE ANNOUNCED...
* The SESAT is a norm-referenced standardized test (performance is compared to other children in the same grade)
* No one "passes" or "fails"
* The SESAT  includes subjects that are taught in school
* Relax, read all questions, and do your best!
* It is important to get a good night's sleep the day before the test
* Eat a good, healthy breakfast (include protein)
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According to ehow: "SESAT scores are not typical report cards with A’s, B’s and C’s. Instead, according to the Stanford Achievement Test Series Information blog, the results are presented as “scaled scores, national and local percentile ranks, grade equivalents and normal curve equivalents.” For example, if your child ranks in the 80th percentile, that means he/she performed better than 80 percent of the students who were tested, regardless of how many of her answers were right or wrong."



Below find information that may be assessed on the SESAT 2.

SESAT 2 (Kindergarten)

Sounds and Letters:

• Phonological Awareness – Demonstrates the ability to distinguish between
auditory likenesses and differences. Demonstrate the ability to match two
words that begin with the same sounds or that end with the same sounds.

• Orthographic Awareness – Demonstrate the ability to determine the
distinctive characteristics of given visual elements

• Alphabetic Principles – Demonstrate the ability to recognize letters and match letters with the sounds those letters represent.

Word Reading:

• Printed Word to Spoken Word – Demonstrate the ability to identify the
printed name for a picture of an object after the name has been pronounced.

• Printed Word to Picture – Demonstrate the ability to identify the printed
name for a picture of an object.

• Multiple Printed Words to Picture – Demonstrate the ability to identify two
or more printed words that are associated with a given picture.

• Dictated Word to Printed Word – Demonstrate the ability to identify a
printed memorized word that has been pronounced.

Sentence Reading:

• Predictable Text – Demonstrate the ability to comprehend printed predictable sentences.

• Onset-Rime – Demonstrate the ability to comprehend simple printed
sentences with decodable onset-rime.

• Simple Sentence – Demonstrate the ability to comprehend printed simple


• Number Sense and Operations- Demonstrate understanding of the meaning
and use of numbers, the various representations of numbers, number
systems, and the relationships between and among numbers.

• Patterns, Relationships- Describe, complete, continue, and demonstrate
understanding of patterns involving numbers, symbols, and geometric

• Data, Statistics, and Probability – Describe, interpret, and make predictions
based on the analysis of data presented in a variety of ways, including
graphs, plots, tables, and lists. Demonstrate understanding of basic
probability concepts.

• Geometry and Measurement- Demonstrate understanding of the
characteristics and properties of plane and solid figures and spatial reasoning.
Demonstrate understanding of the meaning and use of various measurement
systems, the tools of measurement, and the integral role of estimation in