by Kahyin Rasher | staff writer
Summer’s coming up, and with it, comes state testing and exams. Johnsons students will begin testing April 7, starting with an English 1 EOC exam.
“That’ll be the first round of STAAR testing that we have. Then we’ll have another round of STAAR test coming up in May, where algebra will be on May 5, biology on May 6, and US history on May 7.” counselor Courtney Tarbox, said.
AP testing will be held from May 4 to May 15, also in the same week as EOC testing, held from May 4 to May 8.
“We also get college board AP testing during the same week of EOC testing. So AP exams will run from May. And then all the way through Friday, May 15,” Tarbox said.
Starting this year, juniors will be able to take the SAT for free.
“The state is now helping to fund an SAT school day. So for all high schools who are in the district, all 11th grade students on April 14 will be taking the SAT without an essay for free and students are automatically registered for it. There will be more information going out to Juniors about that soon,” Tarbox said.
If students are unsure about testing dates, there is a calendar posted on Johnson High School website. The calendar has all important testing dates as well as important school events, like basketball games, concerts, performances and craft fairs.
“To check dates, I usually just look at the calendars on Johnson’s website. They have the dates and the names and I think that makes it easier for students to organize themselves during testing weeks.” Kaylee Nair, sophomore said.
Students taking SAT, EOC or AP tests use many different methods to keep track of these important dates.
“Having something to look at really helped me organize myself during testing weeks.” sophomore, Taryn Warren said.
Not only is SAT testing stressful for many people, but SAT testing can cost up to $65 including the essay portion. Just to take it once can cost close to $70. If students are unhappy with their results, they can take it again. The free test allows students hesitant to take the SAT a chance to test without having to pull extra cash out of their pockets.
“Students are able to take the SAT as many times as they want. It just costs money,” junior, Ydali Morran said.