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Tests? Ugh. Simple Steps to Make the Most Out of Them

I hear so many opinions about tests from students, parents, and fellow educators.  Let’s be honest – no one likes tests.   So why do we have to test so much, so often, and why are we so committed to testing that no one enjoys? 

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UC Courses – Why I Should Take UC/a-g Courses?

These letters seem to mean so much on a high school transcript, but does you know what they mean? UC/a-g courses are courses that have been reviewed by the UC committee and deemed to have the rigor of a college preparatory course.  In short, these classes are designed to prepare you for college.  They are meant to emphasize analytical thinking – challenging the student with substantial reading, writing, and problem solving requirements.