Test Day

Erin Mumford, Photographer

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On Wednesday, the entire district was testing. Freshmen took the Aspire ACT, sophomores and juniors took either the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) or the Practice ACT, and seniors took the ACT WorkKeys. Those who took the PSAT have the possibility, if they score well enough, to be a National Merit Scholar. Maggie Turner, junior, took the PSAT for the first time.

“Since it was my first one like that I definitely think that I kind of got the feel for it so when I take the real one I’ll be more prepared,” Turner said.

Jada Gardner, sophomore, took the PSAT as well, and had not previously taken it.

“It was long, nothing [was hard] except some of the algebra since I’m in algebra two, I haven’t completed it yet,” Gardner said.

According to the ACT website, the WorkKeys test is a “job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce.” Jaime Ramirez, senior, took it and thinks it went well.
“It was basic information and everybody already knew what it was and it was really easy. I think it was easy because we’re seniors,” Ramirez said. “It was a little bit extra practice I suppose.”

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