Thomas Jefferson High School assessed students on their writing and problem-solving skills on March 15 by virtually hosting the TJ placement test.
The entrance test consisted of two sections. The first section was the Student Portrait Sheet. Students were given four questions that were supposed to be answered in the alloted time. One hour was given from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., after which the test was locked.
The next section was the Problem-Solving Essay. This essay could have been either math or a science essay. Students were given 30 minutes to solve one problem, and an essay was to be written explaining how the answer was reached. The essay took place from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The TJHSST School Board has come to the conclusion to do a holistic review. This means that every school will send 1.5% of their eighth grade population, and any remaining seats will be given to other students that did well on the assessment.
Results are anticipated to be released in June.
Students who were not able to take the TJ placement test on March 15 due to a doctor’s appointment will be allowed to take the test on April 12.
For more information on the test and admission process, applicants are advised to visit TJHSST’s website.