Traditional, non-traditional exams take place next weekStudents do not have school on Monday due to MLK day
In addition to traditional multiple choice tests, many students will also be presenting projects or assembling their portfolios as part of the first semester exam week.
“I’ve been prepping myself for the exams ever since the beginning of this school year,” sophomore Andrew Bui said.
In recent years, many teachers have been opting out of the traditional written test. World History teacher Rebekah Holloway’s class is taking their final exam in the form of a presentation.
“Using our presentation as the semester exam is going to be a lot easier for our class because it will relieve the students from having to worry about taking an actual exam,” sophomore Meaude Mohammed said.
Another teacher who is giving her students a non-traditional exam is Freshman Studies teacher Laura Penrod.
“In my class I focus a lot on communication skills, and part of that is presentations,” Penrod said. “I feel that a presentation is a better representation of what they’ve learned in how to be an effective communicator.”
For all students, there will be no school on Monday, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The first day of exams will be a full school day with an adjusted schedule for testing.