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The SATs turn to a new, digital version

Andi Jacobs, Web Features Editor April 29, 2024

Students record each other climbing the rock wall and using certain skills in order to receive full credit.

Gym class causes pressure instead of enjoyment

Cassidy Gutman ’25, Staff Writer April 30, 2023

I was standing in my physical education class for the quarter, Lifetime Activities, worrying about an upcoming test I would soon have for the class. In a week, my class would be individually assessed on...

While some students prefer taking the SAT on paper, the online version is a shorter amount of time and has fewer questions. The College Board says they have made it more precise to fit students’ needs.

Juniors vocalize opinions regarding online SAT

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager March 24, 2023

As of last year, Connecticut made the decision to administer the in-school SAT online, but juniors have conflicting opinions as to whether they prefer the test online or on paper. Juniors took the online...

Juniors took the Next Generation Science Standard test on May 25 and 26. This test is a graduation requirement and focuses primarily on different types of science taught throughout middle and high school.

Juniors take required NGSS test for graduation

Karlie Saed '23, Photostory Editor June 1, 2022

Juniors took the Next Generation Science Standard [NGSS] test on May 25 and 26.  This test is one of the required tests students have to take in order to graduate Staples. Juniors were broken up into...

Saugatuck Elementary School has experienced a rise in COVID-19 cases, prompting optional testing on Oct. 1.

Rise in Saugatuck cases, classified outbreak

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor October 3, 2021

A total of 30 COVID-19 cases were identified as of Sept. 30 over the past week at Saugatuck Elementary School, according to the WPS COVID-19 Dashboard. This outbreak has led state health officials to recommend...

PSAT scores were released in an email sent out to students on April 19. These scores are helpful for sophomores as they begin the college process and seek out tutoring options to prepare for their grade 11 SAT or ACT.

PSAT, useful benchmark for students beginning college process

Alix Glickman ’23, Web Features Editors May 4, 2021

Annually, Staples provides a PSAT for all freshmen, sophomores and juniors in March. Although it is just a practice SAT, the results are useful to begin the college admission process. With Staples supplying...

The demand for COVID tests increases as cases continue to rise throughout the country. However, not everyone is ensured free testing, which discourages many people from taking action to get them.

COVID-19 test pricing disparities require significant change

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases reach new heights across the country, the demand for testing continues to grow at an exponential rate. Unfortunately, a vast disparity exists within test pricing. According to Money...

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.

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

Marina Engler '21, Staff writer 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...

Many universities have adopted new test optional policies, no longer requiring students to submit their ACT, SAT and subject test scores.

Colleges’ test-optional policies lack benefits to applicants

May 3, 2020

As News broke that many colleges are becoming test optional. While many students are celebrating the change, arguing that it will relieve pressure and increase their chances of getting into their dream...

Although standardized testing has been postponed due to these unprecedented circumstances, students still feel the impending stress of working to achieve a higher score. Students utilize textbooks to practice their skills.

Colleges become test-optional, relieving students of excess stress

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Paper Sports Editor April 20, 2020

As the 2020 college admissions year comes to a close, aspiring juniors look onward to their upcoming year of the Common Application and the College Board with one noticeable change. Standardized test scores...

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