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Testing uncertainty affects college application process

Testing uncertainty affects college application process

Gabrielle Guido and Madeline Thiara

August 20, 2020

Availability for standardized testing is causing uncertainty in the college admissions process as students struggle to find open testing locations during the coronavirus pandemic. Even when students sign up for tests, they're being notified that their exams are cancelled. Eloise Laluyaux, like many...

Juniors attend testing workshop

Junior Isabelle Paul looks online to register for the ACT. After taking the PSAT and practice ACT, Paul has decided to take the ACT.

Gray Timberlake, Senior Reporter

January 16, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Juniors participated in a full-day ACT and SAT test preparation day yesterday with Compass Education Group. Compass brought in team members for three sessions, math and science strategies, english and writing strategies and a Q&A with founder and executive director Bruce Reed. “This ...

PSAT meeting teaches testing techniques

Michael Buckley discusses strategies for the language section of the PSAT. The test will take place on Oct. 10 and casual dress is allowed.

Adele Bonomi, Senior Reporter

October 5, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Juniors gathered in room 305 today to discuss study strategies and do practice problems for the Practice Scholastic Aptitude Test in preparation for the upcoming exam on Oct. 10. The 2 hours and 45 minutes test includes four sections — reading, writing, and math with and without a calcul...

Institutions open doors

Institutions open doors

Laura Mogannam, Managing Editor

September 27, 2018

Preparing for and taking standardized tests can cost an applicant’s family hundreds to thousands of dollars and dozens of hours, only for a student to receive a score that an admissions representative might take only a few seconds to look at. A rising number of major colleges and universities are making th...

The road to college

Grace Ainslie, Assistant Sports Editor

February 1, 2017

Faced with the realization that they are more than halfway through with high school and college applications are coming up, juniors have begun to research post-secondary schools and study for entrance tests in preparation for the college selection process. “I’m stressed for the college process,”...

Community walks for a cause

Co-chair of Community Life Paul Pryor Lorentz hands his daughter breakfast during the annual Walk for Uganda. The even raises nearly $4,000 each year.

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

October 27, 2016

Despite the scheduled ACT college entrance exam and a cross-country meet, the annual Walk for Uganda united Convent High School and Elementary communities on Saturday to raise funds supporting students attending the Sacred Heart Schools in Uganda.    Participants registered online for $25, with man...

Information night highlights new SAT

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

November 10, 2015

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. Bru...

PSAT brings standardized testing to school

Grace Ainslie, Senior Reporter

October 14, 2015

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors entered their assigned rooms with only a calculator and pencil this morning to take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test. “It was hard because I didn’t know a lot of the material,” freshman Amelia Estes said after taking the test. The PSAT is a standardized test that ...

Testing your options

Testing your options

October 10, 2013

Alice Jones Managing Editor During her summer job with a lot of free time as a receptionist, senior Niamh Fitzsimons sat with pencil in hand and an SAT book open to the practice sections, skimming the dense strategy information and focusing on more difficult math problems and the critical reading ...

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