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The PSAT is important

The PSAT is important

October 23, 2017

By Isabella Bullock '19 The PSAT is known to help prepare students for the SAT, and all high school students who are looking to improve their scores should take it. It’s main purpose is to give students an idea of what their test scores will be like, with minimum to no studying, so that student...

[April 2017] Helicopter parents prompt security action at PSAT10 exam

[April 2017] Helicopter parents prompt security action at PSAT10 exam

April 26, 2017

By: Brendan Massoud '17 and Alex Spadacenta '17 Exceeding involvement in students’ academic and standardized-testing lives, deemed ‘helicopter parenting,’ is a phenomenon which has just recently made its way onto the national stage. The behavior of some parents regarding this year’s PSAT10...

New PSAT prompts mixed reactions

New PSAT prompts mixed reactions

Renee Weisz, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT was administered for the first time to juniors and sophomores both at Staples and nationally. The PSAT was conducted  in preparation for the redesigned SAT beginning in March of 2016.   According to the College Board, key changes include a 30-minute extension to total ...

Students ponder the purpose of PPSATs

Students ponder the purpose of PPSATs

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

As sophomores are thinking about signing up for the upcoming PPSAT or PSAT simulation on March 7, all that comes to mind is how overwhelmingly early it is to be thinking about taking a test for college in your sophomore year. The purpose of the PPSAT, as described by Westport Continuing Education,...

Crazy Cramming Clues: A Last-Minute Guide to the ACTs/SATs

Crazy Cramming Clues: A Last-Minute Guide to the ACTs/SATs

Chloe Baker, Staff Writer

May 2, 2013

By the end of fourth quarter, most sluggish seniors are seasoned pros when it comes to standardized testing. From the funny joke that were pre-PSATs, to the times we were dragged to school early on Saturday mornings to take a test that influenced our scholastic future, the long road that is high school...

PPSAT Shown Valuable in the Pre-College Process

PPSAT Shown Valuable in the Pre-College Process

March 12, 2010

Monica Mula '10 Web Opinions Editor Each year around mid–March, the stress levels among the grades are drastically different. Sophomores have just finished the long weeks of CAPT testing, while all other grades have enjoyed weeks of sleeping in and feel well-rested and refreshed. Now comes the ti...

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