College students in instructor Melissa Laptallo’s Superior Placement English Language and Composition class follow AP exams to arrange for Friday’s examination. Some Palo Alto Excessive Faculty college students will take their AP language check after the first check date of Tuesday, Might 10, attributable to capability limitations and a scarcity of proctor availability. “I believe I’ve only some college students [testing late],” Lapatalo stated. “Not everybody has the flexibility to manage the AP check on the day of the particular check.” (Photograph: Sophie Jalatimo)

On account of capability and proctor limitations, Palo Alto Excessive Faculty is transferring some college students to later check dates for his or her superior placement exams.

In response to assistant principal Jerry Berkson, some college students with check lodging require separate check places and proctors, making it troublesome to check all college students on the identical day. Given the massive variety of college students taking the examination, Berkson stated it was not possible to accommodate all the scholars without delay.

“It is a complete numbers sport,” Berkson stated. “The junior class is the largest class in historical past, and the senior class is large.”

In response to Berkson, testing area on campus is restricted, particularly with the administration pending relocation because of the tower constructing renovation.

“We have began constructing in portables in preparation for the tower constructing venture, so we’re lacking out on among the areas there,” Berkson stated. “There’s solely so many nooks and crannies on this place [Paly] measure.”

Berkson stated AP English language and construction is essentially the most affected class due to the excessive enrollment.

AP English language and composition instructor Melissa Laptallo stated she does not see the change in schedule as a difficulty, particularly since so few of her college students have been moved to a later date.

“I do not know if anybody is in a nasty place,” Laptallo stated. “I believe most of my college students are on the day of the particular examination, and I believe that is most likely fairly cool.”

Laptallo stated he thinks the extra college students take the check on the common check date, the higher.

“If I have been a pupil, I might usually be within the first group,” Laptallo stated. “I believe there’s one thing communal about everybody sitting throughout the nation doing this abruptly.”

To keep away from conflicts with finals, which seniors take per week earlier than different college students, Berkson stated the administration prevented transferring seniors to a later testing window.

“We tried to ensure the seniors have been finished,” Berkson stated. “The second date is across the senior closing, so we undoubtedly tried to get it out of the best way.”



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