Sophomore Lionel G. was intimidated when he saw the CAHSEE booklet staring him in the face. Then he broke the seal for the book and started the exam.
The CAHSEE stands for California High School Exit Exam and students need to pass it to graduate from high school. All Oakland High sophomores took the exam on February 3 and 4, 2009.
According to The California Department of Education, the CAHSEE was put together for the students to show if they mastered the basics of English and Math.
The reason for those two subjects is because the CDE wants “to ensure that pupils who graduate from public high schools can demonstrate grade level competency in reading, writing, and mathematics.”
“I was a little nervous when I saw the booklet to the CAHSEE,” said Lionel, “but I think I did well at the end of it.”
Most of the sophomores prepared for the CAHSEE by getting worksheets or going on the CAHSEE Revolution Prep website.
According to many of the students at Oakland High, this is the best website for CAHSEE prep because it asks you questions similar to the CAHSEE and gives you a score at the end.