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Testing the waters

Testing the waters

Staff Editorial

September 24, 2020

With the pause on standardized testing due to COVID-19 magnifying the role of the SAT and ACT in college admissions, universities should consider the realities of financial inequality when deciding whether or not to keep the requirement.  The original version of the SAT debuted in 1926, 26 years after ...

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 ...

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...

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...

Seniors commended for success

Seniors commended for success

India Thieriot, Assistant Copy Editor

October 26, 2015

The sound of clapping filled Syufy Theatre as students supported a few of their senior peers in a commendation of academic excellence. After taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) last year, current seniors’ scores were admitted to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) ...

PSAT enables viral Internet craze

PSAT enables viral Internet craze

Neely Metz, Copy Editor

October 16, 2015

Although students completed the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test yesterday, people who took the PSAT created a new internet sensation consisting of memes based on elements from the standardized test. “They’re hilarious,” junior Logan Evans said. “As soon as I take the PSAT I always go on ...

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 ...

College counseling elective begins for juniors

College Counselor Director Rebecca Munda explains PSAT scores to juniors, helping them understand subject skill sets./ Liana Lum

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

January 6, 2015

Juniors gathered in the Mother Williams Library with their ipads this morning for their first college counseling elective. “As juniors, it’s time to think about where you want to go and what’s next,” College Counseling Director Rebecca Munda said during the elective. “We’ll be using this as a...

College Board announces SAT revisions

College Board announces SAT revisions

Julia-Rose Kibben, Neely Metz, and Delaney Moslander

March 18, 2014

  College Board President David Coleman has announced major changes to the SAT, starting in spring 2016, affecting over a million college-bound students “I am very happy about the new changes,” freshman Izzy Pontecorvo said. “I’m not as stressed because the test now seems like something...

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 ...

Recent tragic events teach students to live in the present

September 23, 2010

Zoë Newcomb Editor-in-Chief For many of my peers, high school is an excuse for ignorance. “We’re young,” they say, “We have the rest of ours lives to begin caring.” For others, like myself, high school is a time spent in limbo — accomplishing little, simply attempting to tame the unce...

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