Students qualify for state exam

DOWNEY - Downey Adult School students Renee Garcia, Claudia Stevenson, Melissa Preciado, Robyn Herrera and Maronda Powell qualified recently to take the California Shorthand Reporters Examination to be held today in Los Angeles.The exam is given three times a year and is "the equivalent to a bar exam," school officials said. It is a two-day test, with academic subjects tested on the first day and machine dictation on the second. The last exam was administered in October and "all Downey Adult School court reporting students did exceptionally well." Downey Adult School's court reporting program is approved by the California Shorthand Reporters Board and has been in operation since 1972.

********** Published: February 19, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 44