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Standardized essays prove inaccurate, unnecessary

Standardized essays prove inaccurate, unnecessary

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

October 4, 2018

By Eddie Kiev ’20   As you prepare to take the SAT or ACT, you will inevitably encounter the optional essay. You knew about the dreaded multiple choice sections, but the essay? You ponder whether or not to take it. Students have encountered frequent problems with essay scores not aligning with mul...

AP test costs aggravate students

AP test costs aggravate students

Andrew Vester, A&E Editor

March 17, 2016

For students who have taken AP tests, the feeling of taking them is all too familiar.  After grinding to keep up with the accelerated, advanced content for the entire year, you get to spend your April break studying for AP tests and the first two weeks of May taking standardized tests.  On top of ...

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...

Driving can be scarier than standardized tests

Driving can be scarier than standardized tests

Larissa Lieberson, Director of Social Media

November 24, 2014

Driving myself to and from standardized tests should be illegal. The day starts bright and early at 6:30 when my alarm starts blaring, forcing me to wake up and remember that in a couple hours I will be taking a test that may determine my future. I start shaking from a mix of nerves and too much...

A Change in the College Game

A Change in the College Game

Rachel Labarre, Managing Editor

May 31, 2013

Juniors: talk to any person of a generation older than you about the college process, or even school in general, and he or she will most likely ask you about the SAT. Not the ACT. The SAT. Why? Because, before 2012, the number of students who took the SAT surpassed the number who took the ACT. In 198...

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