Information night highlights new SAT

Standardized Testing Info Night brought information to students and their parents about the testing process.


Asha Khanna

Students and parents attended the Standardized Testing Info Night earlier this evening. Refreshments and snacks were served beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation started at 6 p.m.

Asha Khanna, Senior Reporter

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors and their families gathered in the Little Theater for the annual Standardized Testing Info Night this evening.

“We want to educate parents and students about standardized testing, especially with the new SAT,” College Counseling Associate Kelly Whalen said.

Bruce Reed, Founder and Executive Director of Compass Prep, a test prep company, was present at the event and provided another source of information for attendees regarding the new standardized tests.

“I’m trying to learn about the difference between the SAT and ACT and now have a little more information to be a partner with my kid,” Brigitte Sandquist, mother of a Stuart Hall freshman, said. “I want to have good information to make good decisions and not panic.

Sophomore Julia Alvarez attended the event for the first time and found it very beneficial for learning more about the format of the new tests.

“It is nerve wracking and it makes you anxious but it’s good information and would definitely help you in preparation for the test,” Alvarez said. “I learned a lot of little helpful things that I will remember.”