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Tests examine campus progress

In effort to evaluate this campus, SAT 10, Stanford Achievement Test, testing has returned. In addition to elementary and junior high taking these tests, freshmen through juniors spent three hours, for three days, April 16-19.

Students are tested in Mathematics, Social Science, Science, Reading Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Spelling and Bible; averaging two tests per day.

“I review for the SAT 10, by reading each textbook and hiring a tutor,” Jennifer Luis, ’10, said. “I think we take them so the state can know if we have learned and what we were supposed to.”

The tests will not be timed, but if a student does not finish, they will receive more time after the tests and before or after school hours.

?The scores can only be so high, our scores are getting better each year,” Schultz said, “because some classes are better than others. Each year scores are high and above normal.?

Although the SAT 10 is required, many students remain ignorant to their purpose.

?I do not think they help kids and their future because kids like me do not prepare for the SAT 10 tests, and don?t take them seriously,? Brian Weskamp, ’09, said. ?I don?t know why we take the SAT 10 test, but I think its to prepare us for college.?

In addition to evaluating the campus, these test prepare students for the SAT, often required for college admission.

“When I took the SAT 10 test last year it was just another test,” Brian Kaiser, ’07, said, “but the SAT 10 compared to the S.A.T is not much different except for the essay portion.”

Although the SAT 10 test provides practice for the SATs, others seek additional preparation from Bright Education or Sylvan Learning Centers.

According to Schultz, the program for the tests has improved, so he hopes for higher scores each year.

?We take these tests to see how we’re doing against everyone else and against ourselves,? Principal Gary Schultz said. “We will continue to look for other state tests that are different, but this is what we have for now.”

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    Dana KingOct 3, 2009 at 6:44 am

    Hey Kels, that was amazing selling papers. You were spectacular at getting driver’s attention even the ones who tried to ignore us. Great Job!

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    Dolly MiznerOct 3, 2009 at 6:44 am

    Go Kelsey! It’s really good to see a fellow classmate and teammate (winter guard!) doing a good cause. Kelsey is a hilarious person who has a loud enough voice to get SOMEONE’S attention, that’s for sure!

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    Aaron BryanOct 3, 2009 at 6:44 am

    I am so proud of our student leadership class! We raised a total of $636.72 for Children’s Hospital Central California. Special thanks to seniors Brittany Stobbe and Natalie McCallum who showed up a full hour early (5 a.m.) in order to stake out our Cedar & Alluvial location!

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    Kelsey HartOct 3, 2009 at 6:44 am

    I loved selling the Kids Day news papers it was the funest things of my life. I have dreamed of always selling those papers when I was little I hope I can do it again next year

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    Natalie McCallumOct 3, 2009 at 6:44 am

    I just wanted to say that Kory and Bree also woke up extra early with me and Brittany. Thanks Mr. Bryan.