The New TJHSST Holistic Process
21 Dec 2020 Category:
Academies of Loudoun, Holistic Process, Math Problem Solving Essay, Problem Solving Essay, Science Problem Solving Essay, STEM, STEM Thinking Skills Test, Test Taking Strategies, TJ Math, TJ Science, TJHSST Holistic Admissions, Young Scholars' Approach
Critical thinking and writing skills are crucial skills to help our students face the challenges of this world.Krishna Cart, MA Ed, NBCT
The Fairfax County School Board unanimously approved the new TJHSST Holistic process last December 17, 2020. The Board increased the capacity of admitted students to 550. The highest evaluated students are offered admissions by pathway until the cap is reached.
The universal screening tests like the Quant Q, ACT Reading Aspire and ACT Science Aspire were replaced by Math and Science Problem-Solving Essays to focus more on the thinking process that are applicable to the problems that we face in our society today. Selected students must display problem-solving skills and STEM aptitude by writing a Math or Science problem-solving essay.
The former Student Information Sheet (aka SIS) was replaced by Student Portrait Sheet with additional questions. Selected students must exhibit Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st Century skills in a Student Portrait Sheet.
It is crucial to prepare your students ahead of time. Our classes go beyond the test prep and are meant to enhance your students creative and critical thinking skills.
Test- Taking Reading Strategies
19 Aug 2020 Category:
Test Taking Strategies
Reading strategies is your tool for life. You need it from an early age all the way to adult life. Reading is complex. And the way you read depends on your purpose. We have reading for pleasure and reading for the test when you are under time pressure.
When you read for a test, you need to learn the content, the format and test language. Main idea, inference, drawing conclusions, summarizing and other reading skills will look different based on the genre. Narrative genre or the literary texts have a different text structure and organization compared to expository texts. When you try to find a main idea in narrative, it will look different when you try to find a main idea in expository.
Have you noticed the reading strategies that you are doing when reading for pleasure? It is obviously way different than the strategies that you need to be doing when reading under time pressure, or when reading for a test.