Petra Acitya’s specialty is to give our students the freedom to choose some of their learning subjects as we believe that every student has their right to learn according to their interests. To help the students craft their learning path wisely, last February, Petra Acitya Christian Junior High School collaborated with the Psychology Department of the University of Surabaya (UBAYA) to conduct a series of psychological tests for students in grade 7 which were held for 2 days. It was the first PPPK Petra school that did online psychological tests.
Before doing a series of psychological tests, students had to prepare themselves. One week before the test, Ni Putu Adelia Kesumaningsari S.Psi., M.Sc., a phycologist from the University of Surabaya, gave a briefing to Acitya students. Petra Acitya also conducted an online hardware check to make sure the students would be able to do the test well at home. Some of the students, who didn’t have sufficient internet connection, did the test in the school while also implementing the health protocol properly.
On February 22, students did several online psychological tests. They were Intelligence Quotient Test, Learning Style and Behavioral Test, Personality Test, and Aptitude Test. Students were doing the tests with guidance from the team. Later, on February 24, students had an interview session, one by one, with the phycologists from the University of Surabaya. They talked about the students’ interests and their perspectives about their further study for about an hour via Zoom.
By the grace of God, the online psychological tests went well. All of the students could finish the test and got the result at the end of March. In addition, the phycologists from the University of Surabaya held a seminar for Petra Acitya parents to understand the result of the psychological tests. Our hope is by understanding themselves through the psychological tests, students can determine their learning path better to achieve a brighter future.