End of Course Exams

End of Course Exams

Kiana Parkes, Serena Barahona

Graduation requirements are changing rapidly. Graduating classes from 2017 and on are officially not required to take proficiencies. In replacement of those treacherous tests, are the End of Course exams, also known as E.O.C’s.  These tests measure how well a student understands the subject areas tested.  Before junior year students are required to take two exams pertaining to the subject English ( English language arts I and English language arts II) and two exams pertaining to math ( Math I with focus on algebra I and Math II with a focus on Geometry).

This year, the exams at East Tech were taken on May 11th and May 12th. The class of 2017 and 2018 weren’t required to pass the exams this year, as they were considered the “guinea pigs.” Though these classes tested the exams out, the incoming freshmen and any class after will be required to pass these tests as they make their way through high school, hoping to graduate.  Sample questions for the EOC’s can be found on Nevada’s Department of Education website http://www.doe.nv.gov/Assessments/HS_End_of_Course_Exams/.

This year, since the removal of the proficiencies, juniors were required to take the the college readiness exams(ACT). This will give high school students a chance to take a test that will help them be admitted into a college.