High School implements "test day" for 9th and 11th Graders
April 19th will be something different for all high school students. On that day sophomores and seniors can enjoy a day off, but freshman and juniors need to report at the regular time for testing. Although NPHS has been ahead of the curve in offering the ACT to all of our juniors during school hours, this year will be a little different as the Nebraska Department of Education will be using the ACT to replace the mandated state testing that all juniors previously took.
Most NPHS teachers and administrators felt a "test day," where only those students being tested came to school, would be beneficial to our students. Dr. Lentz, assistant principal, explained:
The benefit of only have 9th and 11th grade students attend on is so that we can create the best testing environment possible for our junior students to be successful. We don't have to run bells, and there will be no students in the hallways or activities in the building otherwise. In addition, we can utilize more classrooms, allowing us to minimize the number of students within each testing room. By only have juniors and freshmen attend, we can use our teachers and staff to help administer the ACT, getting our whole building involved in helping NPHS achieve at the highest level of success possible.
Freshman will also report on April 19th. They will be taking the YouScience assessment. This will help determine their skills and strengths and then match them to possible careers. This information will help them plan out their next three years of high school.
Freshman and Juniors need to be in school by to check in, and testing will being at . No phones are allowed in the testing area!
NPHS students can use the following links to help prepare for the ACT.
ACT Online Prep: https://onlineprep.act.org/log