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Freshman Academy. Exam Preparation January 2007. Exam Schedule: Thursday, January 17. Block A Exam 7:30 – 9:30 Late Bus Run (E.Lyme/ Niantic Only) at 9:30 Block B Exam 10:00 – 12:00 Regular Bus Run at 12:00. Friday, January 18. Block C Exam 7:30 – 9:30

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Freshman academy

Freshman Academy

Exam Preparation

January 2007

Exam schedule thursday january 17
Exam Schedule:Thursday, January 17

Block A Exam 7:30 – 9:30

Late Bus Run (E.Lyme/ Niantic Only) at 9:30

Block B Exam 10:00 – 12:00 Regular Bus Run at 12:00

Friday january 18
Friday, January 18

Block C Exam 7:30 – 9:30

Late Bus Run (E.Lyme/Niantic Only) at 9:30

Block D Exam 10:00 – 12:00 Regular Bus Run at 12:00

Monday january 21
Monday, January 21



Tuesday january 22
Tuesday, January 22

Block E Exam 7:30 – 9:30

Late Bus Run (E. Lyme/Niantic Only) at 9:30

Block F Exam 10:00 – 12:00

Regular Bus Run at 12:00

Wednesday january 23
Wednesday, January 23

Block GExam 7:30 – 9:30

Regular Bus Run at 9:30

Make-upExam 10:00 – 12:00

Late Bus Run (E.Lyme/Niantic Only) at 12:00

Thursday january 24
Thursday, January 24

Block H Exam 7:30 – 9:30

Regular Bus Run at 9:30

Make-up Exam 10:00 – 12:00

Late Bus Run (E.Lyme/Niantic Only) at 12:00

Other bus info
Other Bus Info


  • There will be a 4:30 p.m. late bus run on Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – January 17, 22, 23 and 24.


  • There will be (1) regular bus run at 12:00 noon on Thursday, Friday and Tuesday, January 17, 18 and 22 and (1) regular bus run at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday & Thursday, January 23 & 24. There will also be a late bus run at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, January 17, 22, 23 and 24.

Friday january 25
Friday, January 25

  • Quarter 3 begins

  • Regular DAY 1

  • New semester classes start

What are the exam policies at elhs
What are the exam policies at ELHS?

  • All exams are two hours except C-Level classes where exams are 1 hour.

  • All students remain in their exam room until the conclusion of the exam period.

  • No teachers or students are allowed to unilaterally reschedule an exam. Administration approval (Mr. Roberts) is necessary (739-1521)

Very important
Very Important!

  • If absent due to illness, parents MUST call the team office the AM that the absence occurs (739-1413)

  • If you do not have an exam, you do not need to be in school

  • Any student who comes to school and doesn’t have an exam will be required to stay in the Commons- “exam quiet” is strictly enforced during this time! (no one allowed to roam or to go up onto the second floor)

Policies continued
Policies, continued

  • No student may be absent from an exam without permission from the principal. Students who are not excused from the exam will get an “F” in the course.

  • No students will be admitted late to an exam- be on time!

  • In the event of a snow day, whichever exams were scheduled for the snow day will be held on the next school day.

Study with a buddy program
Study With a Buddy Program

6:00 – 8:00 PM at ELHS

Wednesday, January 16

Thursday, January 17

Monday, January 21

Tuesday, January 22

Wednesday, January 23

More on study with a buddy
..more on Study With a Buddy

  • Purposeful nights!

  • Not for those who want to hang out (you will be asked to leave)

  • For study groups and working with individual teachers

Preparing for a test
Preparing For a Test

  • Find out what kind of questions will be on the test. Ask if teachers do not offer this info!

  • Pay close attention to everything your teacher says about the test. Many teachers will give out study sheets- use them.

  • Don’t leave all your studying until the night before the test.

  • List all questions that you think will be on the test.

  • Review all past homework, worksheets, and class notes that relate to the test.

Test taking
Test Taking

  • Arrive to the exam 5 minutes early so that you can get yourself settled and ready

  • Skim the entire test before beginning, judge which questions are easy and which are difficult.

  • Create a time budget for taking the test as part of the plan.

  • Read all directions and test questions carefully.

  • Answer all questions on the test, guessing if necessary, unless there is a penalty for wrong answers.

Test taking continued
Test Taking, continued

  • Use a process of elimination for multiple-choice questions.

  • If you have time, review your answers, but don’t change any answer unless you are certain you answered incorrectly the first time.

  • Get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast and be on time to school

Exam formats

  • What can you expect?

  • What will the individual exams look like?

  • Several content areas have departmental exams and others do not, such as English. Exam content in these areas is up to the discretion of the individual teacher.


  • All are free response- not multiple choice

  • All are modeled after quizzes and tests taken during the year

  • All are representative samples of the problems that were done throughout the year

  • There are one or two CAPT-like problems on each exam


  • Combination of objective questions, essays and performance testing

  • Questions tend to be CAPT-like

  • The performance test is a lab activity

  • Some classes include a research/paper project as part of their exam

Helpful advice from mrs blank science
Helpful Advice from Mrs. Blank (Science)

  • Integrated Science B: I do a review sheet which contains 85% of what will be on the exam and can be used when they take the exam.

  • 15% of the test questions we have done in class that they should remember—like a lab or a project or a movie that they should be able to explain or describe—this is not part of the review sheet. 

  • Part of their final exam is putting together a portfolio of the work I have been asking them to keep as the year goes by.

Social studies history
Social Studies/History

  • All exams contain multiple-choice questions, essays, a CAPT-like question, and a map assignment

  • Bring 2- #2 pencils to the exam

  • Review all review sheets


  • There is not one format for the English exams

  • Each teacher will discuss specifics with their classes

  • However, some Grade 9 English teachers did include some advice…….

English mr beale
English: Mr. Beale

  • The majority of the exam will be essay on themes, characters, motivations, author styles and techniques

  • Questions on poetry where students will have to define, use and identify terms

  • Compare and contrast question with themes of To KillA Mockingbird, as well as identification of significant quotes and characters

  • Opinion piece: develop a strong thesis and support it based on information from the text

More helpful advice from mr beale english
More helpful advice from Mr. Beale (English)

  • “Oftentimes, kids ignore the study guides…lots of the exam is right on the sheet - easy points; they just need to follow through.

  • Sometimes I will give them a chance to bring in a note card, I would say 50% follow through. 

  •  I think attention to detail is a big thing with the frosh.  Students lose points because they simply don’t follow directions - that is the case with exams and tests: read the directions!  Essays: think and plan first. Ask yourself what is the question asking, then follow through.”

English mrs hallowell
English: Mrs. Hallowell

The exam will cover-

  • Poetry

  • Literary devices

  • Romeo and Juliet

  • You will also be asked to demonstrate your reading and writing skills

    *You will get an exam study sheet in class with specifics

English mrs sablone
English: Mrs. Sablone

  • Students will read a short story and tie it to Romeo & Juliet in a short essay

  • respond to two more essay questions regarding theme, characterization and the research paper

  • answer short questions regarding literary techniques used in Romeo & Juliet

  • put biblical allusions into sentences

    *Jan 14- study guide will be given out in class- review will occur

tions regarding theme, cha

English mr buchan
English: Mr. Buchan

  • Poetry analysis: be able to explain what and how poems mean

  • Film evaluation: look at film terms to be able to analyze what happens in a film and how it is presented

  • Romeo and Juliet: One section will contain a short reading to summarize and analyze

  • One section will ask you to consider themes and characters

  • Biblical allusions: look over the lists in your notebooks

English mrs rand
English: Mrs. Rand

  • “My exam will focus on the students' ability to Read, Write, and Think.”

  •  written; short answer and short essay

  • Group presentations will serve as a detailed review

    *Tuesday, Jan 15 (review)

English mr ainscough
English: Mr. Ainscough

  • Memoir writing: Questions and vocab terms drawn from memoir writing lessons/ a short essay judging the strengths and weaknesses of a sample memoir

  • To Kill a Mockingbird :short answer questions that address themes of the book and call on them to use specific details to back up their responses.

  • Poetry: terminology (matching) /short analysis/interpretation of a sample poem

Foreign language
Foreign Language

  • All foreign language exams have 7 parts:

    • Listening section (MC)

    • Reading section (MC)

    • Vocabulary section (MC)

    • Culture section (MC)

Foreign language continued
Foreign Language, continued

5. Written section: a fill-in-the-blank section with vocabulary and grammar and a mini-composition

6. Speaking section: oral interview with students

7. A CAPT-like question

Advice from mr hibbard foreign language
Advice from Mr. Hibbard (Foreign Language)

  • Keep an organized notebook and recopy notes before the exam

  • Ask questions during review sessions- take advantage of this time!

  • Do not leave studying to one hour the night before the exam. You will never remember a semester’s worth of work with one hour of study. Plan and schedule study time leading up to your exam.

Advice from mrs lorince
Advice from Mrs. Lorince

  • Create flashcards for all vocabulary Highlight all those they don’t get right & try again.

  • Ven Conmigo textbooks- use the grammar tutor or go to for internet activities

  • Read the culture section in each chapter

  • French textbook Allez Vien has the same capabilities as Ven Conmigo

Pe health freshman academy
PE/Health : Freshman Academy

  • Freshman Academy: exams vary based on the teacher and include multiple choice, T or F, short answer, or final presentations (2 hour)

Technology education
Technology Education

  • Recall questions- defining vocabulary or processes commonly used in the course (25%)

  • May be asked to develop a product generic to the course

  • Be familiar with software used in the course

  • CAPT-like question : involves higher order thinking, making a decision, or solving a problem related to the topics covered in the course

Birth to three playgroup
Birth-to-Three Playgroup

  • 3 types of questions on the exam:

    • An individual question

    • A question answered in a group

    • A question done with a partner

      All students must bring their completed portfolio to the exam.

Intro to art and design
Intro to Art and Design

  • 5 parts:

    • Realistic Pencil Drawing

    • Color Drawing/Design

    • Written Critique

    • Abstract Color (Take home portion of the exam)

    • Vocabulary- matching test on art elements and principles of design

      * Mr. Warykas will give out copies of his exam a week in advance.

In closing exams are a part of life here at elhs
In closing….exams are a part of life here at ELHS

  • Learn to organize your time

  • Plan ahead for studying- do not cram!

  • Ask questions during classroom review times

  • Read review sheets

  • Come to Study With a Buddy

  • Get a good night’s rest

  • Eat a good breakfast

  • Take your time, work steadily, and do your best work!

  • Good luck!