|On Sunday, May 14th 2006 1:36 pm, xGowronx wrote: |
|On Friday, May 12th 2006 5:10 am, Gus wrote: |
|What exactly are they anyway?|
I've always considered it to be a 3 hour long nervous breakdown. I loved taking the yearly state tests while I was still in grade/high school, but I hated taking the SATs.
3 hours? now it is 5 hours or so.
each state has its own standardized tests, and some are making it mandatory to pass to graduate or to move up to the next grade. here in florida it is the FCAT.
and talking about the SATs... the college board (the company who makes the SAT) is also in charge of the AP test (advanced placement).
The AP test are given across the world in high schools to students to take in different subjects (chemistry, biology, us history, physics, calculus, english language, english literature, etc.) and depending on how well they do, the more college credit they get (depending on their choice of university).
These were recently given the first two weeks of May (ending this past friday). Each test is up to 4 hours long and some people take 7 in a 5 day span. I only took 2 this year, along with three last year. They all have long multiple choice tests then free responce proofs/essays depending on the subject. This is college material as when kids take APs classes, they are really taking a college course.
... and as I learned last year, they love to have the Advanced Placement tests, SATs, and our yearly finals on the same week, not that was crazy. Three 3-4 hour long AP tests, the 5 hour SATs, and 3 finals within 8 days.
...and i'm not even going to go into the SAT IIs, or now called the SAT reasoning tests.