AMP test starts next week

By Haley Hanna
Staff Writer

It’s that time of the year – testing time.
Freshmen and sophomores will be taking the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) exam April 1-10. Students will take four English tests Wednesday through Monday along with four math tests starting on the following Tuesday through Friday. The tests will take place in two computer labs and students should bring headphones if they have them.
Counselor Mr. McClory has been working frantically to make sure the school is prepared for the exam that is replacing HSGQE’s.
“It’s never been implemented before, it’s brand new and all online,” Mr. McClory said. “It’s designed to help measure how students are doing.”
Because the HSGQE has been discontinued, some upperclassmen are upset after being encouraged to take it seriously and do their best.
Junior Leif Svenson said he was excited at the possibility of having a week off while underclassmen took the test he had to take the previous year.
“It’s just frustrating. Last year we were looking forward to not having to come to school during testing.”

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