- Parents, please encourage your son/daughter and be positive; ask your child to discuss HSA class activities with you.
- Be aware of test anxiety levels and reassure your child that the class activities conducted throughout the year have prepared sophomores for this important assessment.
- Make sure your child sleeps well the night before the test and eats breakfast that morning.
- This year, students in Howard and Montgomery countries will complete the HSA tests online. Parents and students can view a sample online test (students are doing this to prepare in English classes as well) on HSAonline practice (a direct link to www.pearsonaccess.com). Once on the site, select EPAT. Sample tests and answers are also available for downloading.
- More HSA info and links are listed below.
- No points are deducted for wrong answers. Therefore, students are encouraged to attempt all questions, even those about which they are uncertain.
- Students, arrive at your assigned testing room early so you have time to get settled, relax, and focus.
- Testing will begin promptly and last approximately three hours.
- Bring a snack and drink in your backpack. You will get a short break at the end of each section of the test when you may eat a snack/have a drink in the hallways outside of the computer areas, and use the restroom. A healthy snack will help keep you alert during the entire test.
- Some content adapted on 5.03.09 from http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/testday.html; thank you also to Shawn Hastings-Hauf and Kristen McManus for their contributions.
Green Day Album: Nimrod, International Superhits
Written by Billie Joe Armstrong
Release Date: November 13, 2001
Another turning point
A fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist
Directs you where to go
So make the best of this test
And don't ask why
It's not a question
But a lesson learned in time