DOWNEY - Downey Adult School students Karen Austria, Christina Cornelius, Kristin Cyphers and Jesse Pickelsimer have qualified to take the California Shorthand Reporters Examination, a two-day test equivalent to the bar exam.The examination will be administered today in Los Angeles. The students will be tested on academic subjects on one day and machine dictation the next. The exam is offered three times a year. Students also must pass speed tests that include a 200-word-per-minute qualifier test with four live readers. All speed tests must be passed with 97.5 percent accuracy. To qualify for the test, students must have completed 660 hours of academic training in English, legal studies, medical terminology, court procedures, California codes, and computers.
********** Published: June 26, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 10