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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...

Bedford Middle School (BMS) offered Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests on April 7 to Westport and Weston residents, following the first round of testing on March 31.

BMS offers drive-through COVID-19 testing

Annabelle Iannone , Web News Editor April 13, 2020

Bedford Middle School (BMS) offered Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests on April 7 to Westport and Weston residents, following the first round of testing on March 31.  “I think it’s great that we have...

An American College Testing (ACT) test preparation book. Starting in 2020, students will have the ability to retake any of the four individual sections.

ACT individual section retakes allow students to improve test scores

Tierney Kugel '22, Paper Arts Editor October 23, 2019

Many high schoolers know the feeling of suffering through a long ACT test session, only to find out weeks later that they scored lower than expected. American College Testing, or the “ACT” is a three...

ACT changed their testing policy so that students can retake individual sections of the standardized exam beginning in 2020.

ACT test change allows students to retake individual exam sections

Emily Stone '20, Business Manager October 12, 2019

The ACT announced Tuesday that students will be allowed to retake individual sections of the exam starting Sept. 2020. According to USA Today News, for a fee, students will be able to retake specific...

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