Upcoming CASHEE should not stress studentsFriday, March 12, 2010 By Matt Nunez
The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) is coming up on March 16 th and 17 th . This test is a graduation requirement for all high school students. The CAHSEE is a test similar to the SAT, ACT, and Standardized State Tests but it is not to be feared. The CAHSEE is not meant to test logic like the ACT and SAT. This test is simply to see how much knowledge the students have obtained and if they have gained the necessary skills to use in life after high school. The CAHSEE has two sections: English and Math. The test is not the most difficult test a student will have to take, so it is not as stressful as the SAT. Basic arithmetic and vocabulary are included in the CAHSEE. The grading system is pass or fail allowing students to work as hard as possible to pass rather than worrying about receiving a D instead of an A. "Everyone I know passed the CAHSEE without studying. I personally played Call of Duty for my portion instead. Although it is not the easiest test you will take in high school, it definitely is not the hardest," senior Matthew Eman said. Tests are not easy for everyone, and the school works to help any student that needs it. Practice books for the English and Math sections are handed out to give students the best possible chance of passing the test. Although some students feel handing out the books are a waste of time and money, the effort to help every student passed should not be mocked. Preparation for the CAHSEE is given to the students in class as well as in the practice books to take home. The CAHSEE helps test students’ progress through their high school career. The essentials are taught to students and since the CAHSEE is based off of the basics of high school, students should have the ability to pass the test with ease. CV certainly teaches students how to pass the CAHSEE as proven with the 97% pass rate. One test plays a role in graduation, but it is not known for holding students back from graduation. Simply relaxing and taking the test with confidence is the best way to pass the CAHSEE.