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    Hey just wanted to run my plans by some of you native philadelphians..I'm planning to leave my house in the poconos at about 8-830,I'll be parking at the 5600 north broad street lot and taking the septa train to a location 4 blocks from the central high school..is that the best route for me? will it leave me enough time? is/will traffic be insane? any other travel tips other then what was already mentioned here?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    Hey just wanted to run my plans by some of you native philadelphians..I'm planning to leave my house in the poconos at about 8-830,I'll be parking at the 5600 north broad street lot and taking the septa train to a location 4 blocks from the central high school..is that the best route for me? will it leave me enough time? is/will traffic be insane? any other travel tips other then what was already mentioned here?
    I assume you will be running down the NE Extension to the East/West turnpike then to Route 1....You might consider getting off the E/W pike at Willow Grove (Rt 611, which eventually turns into Broad Street.....) Take 611 south. I would park at the Jenkintown train station and take that line into town. Save you a lot of hassle and you'll be parking in a fairly nice suburb with little to no danger of gremlins. Just food for thought.
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    Thanks buff..last time I was in center city was the franklin institute when I was in 8th grade, I don't want to be running late, last thing I need before a test is to be stressed out.

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    is there going to be a math section on the test ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    Thanks buff..last time I was in center city was the franklin institute when I was in 8th grade, I don't want to be running late, last thing I need before a test is to be stressed out.
    OK- DO THIS:

    Northeast Extension to the E/W Turnpike. E/W Turnpike EASTBOUND to Willow Grove/Route 611 EXIT 343.

    Take 611 SOUTH. The JENKINTOWN TRAIN STATION is a few blocks from 611.
    http://www.septa.org/stations/rail/jenkintown.html

    Take the train to the FERN ROCK TRANSPORTATION CENTER.

    Get on the BROAD STREET SUBWAY. South is the only way you can go, Fern Rock is the end of the line. GO TO THE OLNEY TRANSPORTATION CENTER.

    GET OFF AT THE OLNEY TRANSPORTATION CENTER.

    Go down the steps. Look across Broad Street and down West Olney Avenue- That is Central High School, about a block and a half walk.

    GOOD LUCK.
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    All,

    Good luck to everyone tomorrow.

    For all those traveling, good luck with your traveling plans.

    I plan on tuning back in after tomorrow to follow the discussions as we wait to hear anything/something from the City regarding our test scores and the next steps.

    -John

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy123 View Post
    is there going to be a math section on the test ?
    Really, I hope your just asking and not taking the test.
    And for everyone that is serious about taking it good luck tomorrow hopefully I'll be able to bust your balls in the station on day

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    Good luck to all taking the test tomorrow.

    As a reminder, parking will be very limited in the area surround Central High School and Girls High School (they are about 1 block apart).

    Check out SEPTA's (regional transportation) website: http://www.septa.org/ Information is available about all commuter rail trains, subway, fares, maps, schedules, etc.

    Anyone coming into the city via Commuter Rail, get off at the Fern Rock Transportation Center, walk to the Broad Street Subway (there is a connecting ramp) station at Fern Rock and take the subway ONE stop to Olney.

    Girls High and Central High are both west of Broad St. Central is about 2 blocks away.

    For those coming from downtown Philly, take the Broad Street Subway north to Olney Ave.

    The fares for the commuter rail trains varies by distance. The cash fare for the Broad Street Subway is $2. Have exact change. Cashiers don't make change.

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    If you are taking the Philadelphia Test tomorrow, Saturday November 19 2011, stop reading this. Get off the computer, and go watch some mindless television to release tension. Watch a good comedy like "Family Guy" or a movie like "Airplane." But above all else, do not stay out late tonight, do not go drinking with your buddies, and do not go over the girlfriends house. STAY HOME. GO TO BED EARLY. GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP. EAT A LIGHT BREAKFAST and/or A LIGHT LUNCH IF YOU ARE IN THE AFTERNOON SESSION.

    ABOVE ALL ELSE, GOOD LUCK.
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    Those who took the exam today, how do you really think you did?
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    I think I passed it if I would study earlier I would of done better feel like I got a 90. I dont really know about the 2nd part of the test.

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    Well, the first part is only pass/fail.

    The second part will be scored and "banding" of scores will be developed. It was mentioned in the mini-academy that there will be 4 "bands". In other words, everyone that scored a 90 or above could be in 1 band, meaning that they will all be tied. Hiring will be done by a random number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGuyPhilly View Post
    Hiring will be done by a random number.
    Question: Was there anything on the test anywhere that asked for your race, and was it mandatory to answer it? Just curious.
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    yes they did ask your race

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    from what i have heard the test was a joke they didn't ask for Id's or fingerprint ppl so there was no acountability for who was actually taking the test it could have been anyone just signing a name also ppl who showed up without thier printout just had to fill out some BS paper i hope all that deserve the job get it but it seems like they are making it really hard for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy123 View Post
    yes they did ask your race
    the test should be thrown out for that reason alone there is no reason why they need to know that

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    100% agree with you. I think there is something fishie from the start I kept calling asking about the test I even called the people who made the test they had no answer but I don't know. but all I can do is sit here and wait I hope I get in

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy123 View Post
    yes they did ask your race
    Was it mandatory to fill that out??
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    yeah it was on the answer sheet. you put your name ss# where you lived male and race. then they collected it and gave you the test.

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    It was not mandatory to fill out the race bubble. One guy in my room asked the proctor and she that it was not. However she did conveniently forget to offer that information on her own.

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