Guilford County high schools are arranging end-of-course exams around the presidential inauguration.
The News & Record of Greensboro reports that testing will begin
a day earlier and resume one day later to accommodate what's
expected to be high interest in President-elect Barack Obama taking
the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2009.
John Eldridge, instructional improvement officer for high schools, said the decision came last week after calls from principals concerned about large groups of students wanting to take part in the inauguration.
Testing in traditional high schools was scheduled for Jan. 20-23, but was revised to begin on Jan. 16, then resume Jan. 21. Students are off on that Monday to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They will now have the following day, Jan. 20, to review for the tests.