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AP exams persist through pandemic, not in students’ best interest

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer May 15, 2020

Entering my junior year, I already had the month of May marked on my calendar. Starting in September, I began to learn content that would eventually be crammed into an hour long AP test. However, as...

Stop shoving tests down our throats

Stop shoving tests down our throats

September 18, 2018

By Maya Brodows ’20   It’s early Saturday morning. Many people of the town remain blissfully asleep, whilst others enjoy the start to a great weekend. Some are playing with their young...

Hand completing a multiple choice exam.

Implementing final projects instead of exams will decrease stress levels

June 12, 2018

By Chelsea Fox '19 The end of the year is always a stressful time for students and teachers. With summer only a couple weeks away, I feel like I am always being ambushed with work in the days leading...

Sophomores prepare for CAPT

Sophomores prepare for CAPT

Grace McCarthy, Staff Writer March 3, 2014

This year’s sophomore class is expected to take a double hit of standardized testing. Teachers are intensely preparing students; as this is the last grade to take CAPT tests, they aim to finish with...

New test sparks mixed reactions

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor February 28, 2014

Next year, students in grades three through eight and 11 will take Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC), set to replace the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in mathematics and English literacy....

Juniors Pilot New Test

Juniors Pilot New Test

Andrea Frost, Features Editor May 7, 2013

Throughout the weeks of May 6 and 13, juniors will be participating in a pilot test that is associated with the Common Core States Standard. Juniors will be randomly selected by the school to take the...

The Best Test, ACTs vs. SATs

May 4, 2011

A term well known to the Staples student body. A term that is dreaded by almost all students. This is the term that can define a students future within a matter of a several months. This term is better...

To Test or Not to Test?

April 15, 2011

On March 15 a drug ring of four men was arrested in Danbury after being accused of illegally selling marijuana and anabolic steroids. The major drug bust turned heads in the Fairfield Country area, not...

Top Five Best Things About Staples

December 21, 2010

In the November 2008 issue of Connecticut Magazine, Staples High School was named the “#1 High School in the State.” While the ranking heavily depended on test scores, percentage of students that attend...

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