Proficiency exams administered to sophomores, non-proficient juniors, seniors

Sophomore Christopher Dizon reviews his notes before his science proficiency exam. He will take the exam for the first time on March 4. "I'm just thankful that if I pass the exams this year, I won't have to go to school on testing day next year," Dizon said.
Photo Credit: Jules Dizon
Sophomore Christopher Dizon reviews his notes before his science proficiency exam. He will take the exam for the first time on March 4. "I'm just thankful that if I pass the exams this year, I won't have to go to school on testing day next year," Dizon said.  Photo Credit: Jules Dizon
Sophomore Christopher Dizon reviews his notes before his science proficiency exam. He will take the exam for the first time on March 4. “I’m just thankful that if I pass the exams this year, I won’t have to go to school on testing day next year,” Dizon said.
Photo Credit: Jules Dizon

The Nevada High School Proficiency Examinations (NHSPE) will be proctored for the first time to sophomores and also to non-proficient juniors and seniors starting March 4.

“Testing is going to stink, but at least if we pass the first time we don’t have to go to school for one day next year,” sophomore Karel Saquing said.

There will be no school for freshmen and proficient juniors and seniors who have passed their math proficiency exam on Tuesday. Non-proficient juniors, seniors, and Special Ed students who have not successfully completed their science proficiency exam must make up the exam on March 3.

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All non-proficient 11th and 12th graders – science

All 10th graders, non-proficient 11th, 12th graders – math, All 10th graders only – science

All non-proficient 11th and 12th graders – writing

All 10th graders, non-proficient 11th, 12th graders – reading

Make-up day – Morning only

“I’m really glad to get it over with. It’s nerve-racking but its one of the first few steps to my future so I guess it’s okay,” sophomore Brittany Grossi said.

Make-up day for proficiencies will take place on March 7 in the morning only. All students taking the exam must present a student ID or form of identification in order to be able to take the test.

“I’ve been studying all weekend. I already know what to expect,” sophomore Linda Do said.