Standardized tests makeups underway

This story was originally published in the second edition of The Lion’s Tale (November 6, 2020).

Juniors and seniors will continue to take their rescheduled standardized tests until the middle of November. The abrupt closure of schools in March due to the coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of those tests until this school year.

“This applies to a large number of juniors who were unable to take the [tenth grade Florida Standards Assessments English Language Arts test] in April 2020 due to COVID,” said Oviedo High School testing administrator Matthew Guglielmello.

Safety measures to limit the spread of the virus will be implemented for the testing.

“Computer labs will be at half capacity and masks are required for the entire duration of the exam,” Guglielmello said.

Face to face students received a pass in their English classes with the date, time and location of the tests, while Seminole Connect students received this information via email.

Seniors also have the option to take the US History End of Course Exam, which students must receive a passing score in for an advanced diploma.