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Junior students stand up against the SBAC

Junior students stand up against the SBAC

Emma Lederer, Staff Writer

June 3, 2015

Last week, eleventh-grade students were scheduled to take the much-discussed Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. However, as the week approached, more and more students decided to opt out of the test. The number of participants in the “trial run” of this standardized test further decreased...

SBAC opt-out percentage swells

SBAC opt-out percentage swells

Molly Liebergall, Web News Editor

May 27, 2015

At 8:25 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a portion of the junior class sat down to their first round of SBAC while the rest congregated in the field house.  48% of Staples juniors chose to opt out of the testing. This is the first year Staples has decided to implement SBAC, and with it came a snag in student participation.  Assistant Principal Patrick...

SBAC: A new kind of Test

SBAC: A new kind of Test

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

May 26, 2015

As I walked into the language lab for SBAC this morning, my expectation was for it to be an easy and short standardized test. What I found was a lengthy and challenging assessment unlike the review we had done in classes. Prior to SBAC, I thought that teachers did a solid job of preparing us for th...

Suffering from Standardized Testing

Suffering from Standardized Testing

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

May 26, 2015

Heading into the last quarter of junior year, I was feeling pretty relieved. I kept thinking to myself “I’m almost done!” The year notorious for perpetual stress is almost done, but boy was I wrong to relax. It’s not junior year that should be feared, it’s fourth quarter of junior year....

SBAC test administered to Class of 2016 in place of CAPT

SBAC test administered to Class of 2016 in place of CAPT

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator

April 7, 2015

Gone are the days when teachers assembled their classroom chairs into neat, distant rows so that sophomores could bubble in sheets while hoping for two things: that they would finish before time was called and that these two weeks of test-taking would go by more quickly. This year, a new test means that...

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