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Changes to Advanced Placement test justifies College Board to charge full price

The College Board has implemented changes to their registration and cancellation policies regarding the Advanced Placement exams. This renders them the ability to charge students the full price of a normal test.
November 25, 2020

Uncertainty of the future seems to be looming over everyone as the pandemic once again begins to surge. While the future has become impossible to predict, we have time and time again found ways to adapt...

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

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...

COVID-19 prompts standardized testing cancellations

Multiple standardized testing dates have been cancelled in test centers across the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and many are not planned to reschedule.
March 23, 2020

Multiple standardized testing dates have been cancelled in test centers across the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and many are not planned to reschedule.  These cancelled tests include Connecticut’s...

Answers for August SAT leaked online

Answers for August SAT leaked online
September 14, 2018

By Lucy Arrow '21 Months before students all around the country started preparing for the SAT on Aug. 25, test answers were floating around online, exposed to everyone. The answers were from a previous...

College Board cracks down on AP memes

College Board cracks down on AP memes
May 21, 2018

By Adam Wenkoff '18

Students should be able to move non AP-tests on days of AP finals

Students should be able to move non AP-tests on days of AP finals
May 18, 2017

Adam Wenkoff '18 The two weeks of AP final exams are, for many, the most stressful weeks of the year.   Students taking finals in their AP courses should be able to move their other tests...

AP test costs aggravate students

AP test costs aggravate students
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...

New PSAT prompts mixed reactions

New PSAT prompts mixed reactions
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...

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT
September 19, 2014

Easier vocab? Easier math? An optional instead of required essay? At first glance, these new changes in the notorious Scholastic Aptitude Test, a.k.a. the SAT, may seem beneficial to new participants....

May 11, 2011 | Oh the Places They'll Go

May 11, 2011

8:54 a.m. As the Seniors leave for internships next week, the space on the college board fills up.

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