Students face conflicts with exams

Juniors who are in AP Calculus are facing scheduling conflicts as the U.S. History STAAR test was scheduled on the same day as the AP exam.

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Juniors who are in AP Calculus are facing scheduling conflicts as the U.S. History STAAR test was scheduled on the same day as the AP exam.

Riley Laurence, Staff Reporter

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The day for juniors across Texas to take the U.S. History STAAR End of Course Exam is Tuesday, but for juniors in AP Calculus, they will be taking their STAAR exam on Friday. However, for the students in AP Calculus that are also in AP U.S. History, they will have to take their EOC test Friday, May 8, after the U.S. History AP exam.

“The reason we have to do this is because many of those same students are taking other AP classes like AP Physics, AP Psychology, and AP Computer Science, and there really is no exact time that would be preferred for everyone to take the EOC,” counselor Amanda Breeden said. “I felt it made the most sense to take it after the AP U.S. History exam because they will already be in the history mindset.”

Although this poses potential problems for students taking both tests on the same day, students are not too bothered by the situation.

“I wish that I could take STAAR at the same time as everyone else, because that’s what I’m used to, but I think I’ll be fine taking it after the APUSH test,” junior AP Calculus and AP U.S. History student Glynn Galloway said. “STAAR is typically pretty easy for most people here, so I’m not worried.”

AP U.S. History teacher Brian Erskine urges students to take the EOC as early as possible instead of waiting until the make-up day in July.

“It stinks, but it’s just the way it is. It’s probably [an inconvenience], but that’s the way it has to be,” AP U.S. History teacher Brian Erskine said. “I would advise students to take it sooner rather than later because if you don’t do well and you take it later, you’ll have less time to correct it.”

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