Testing at ECHS By Ryan Williamson
Nine Weeks Testing
The first quarter of the school year is coming to a close, calling for the beginning of Nine-Weeks Testing. Students will be taking tests in both core classes and electives during the week of Oct. 8-12. Unlike previous years, there will not be a modified schedule for tests, so that means class periods will be the normal length. Teachers encourage their students to study and prepare for these tests as the end of the grading period is near.
The PSAT will take place on Oct. 10. At only $16, it is the cheapest standardized test that a high school student is able to take. The test covers Math, Reading, and Writing and is designed to be a step in preparation for the actual SAT. It takes approximately 3 hours and will have breaks in between. Students who signed up for the test will report to their testing locations at the beginning of the day.
The SAT is a standardized test that is used throughout the United States for college admissions. Like the PSAT, it covers Math, Reading, and Writing and takes about three hours unless the student opts into taking the essay portion. The SAT is administered at the school in the science lecture hall. Future test dates are: Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Mar. 9, May 4, Jun. 1. To sign up, register on the College Board website.