La Joya ISD opts into Edgenuity
The school district and Jimmy Carter are placing emphasis on the adoption of Edgenuity as supplemental teaching material. Edgenuity is designed to provide remediation and acceleration for students who need more help or want to develop their skills in certain academic areas. Carter students can start practicing for their PSAT, SAT, and ACT that take place this year.
The AVID teacher, Felomina Bangsalud, said, “Programs like Edgenuity are self-motivated practice avenues. These avenues help students review to achieve excellent scores to be accepted in a University of their choice.”
Edgenuity is a program that helps high school students with their ACT, PSAT, SAT, and the TSI.
Students like Nessly Garcia and Jorge Trevino passed their TSI exams because of the help from programs like Edgenuity.
Nessly said, “Bangsalud told me the districts bought a program for students to practice for exams.”
She later mentioned how she would take notes on the English section of Edgenuity and it helped her pass her TSI.
When asked about the help he received, Jorge said, “Edgenuity was helpful and a bit hard, but it taught me about authors’ use of language, inference in text and literary analysis. That is how I passed my English TSI.”
Andrea Olmeda said, “Bernal told my second period about it, and we use it in class, and it does help me.”
Andrea is using Edgenuity to study.
“The upcoming PSAT and ACT exams can only be passed if you use the resources given,” said Junior English teacher Benito Bernal.
What he means by this is using resources, such as Edgenuity, Time Test and library books that are specific to the exams.
Bernal is not alone in his support of such resources, Business Information Management (BIM) teacher Yesenia Torres said, “BIM has programs like Time Test where students take an analysis based on their abilities while being timed.”
Torres works closely with sophomores as an advisor, and she encourages them to review and use these tools as practice exams for the PSAT.
Physics teacher, Jorge Villarreal said that college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT are used to determine eligibility for choice school and that scores are submitted for evaluation with entrance applications.
The upcoming exams will take a large role in the decisions that admissions officers will make when reviewing applications. The higher the score, the higher the chance of being accepted.
Torres said, “If you want your name on something, let it be your best work.”