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Standardized testing in masks places students at disadvantage

Enzo Valadares ’21 is one of the many students at staples highschool who struggles with focusing while wearing a mask. Not only was the ACT challenging, but he finds school to be more difficult. Sitting through four 80-minute classes a day with few to no mask breaks is tough for him.
October 26, 2020

Prior to COVID-19, taking standardized tests were every junior and senior’s worst nightmare. Whether taking the SAT or the ACT, each test is loaded with challenging content that is designed to evaluate...

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...

Junior students stand up against the SBAC

Junior students stand up against the SBAC
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...

Driving can be scarier than standardized tests

Driving can be scarier than standardized tests
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...

A Change in the College Game

A Change in the College Game
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,...

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