Education

SAT essay, subject tests discontinued by College Board

SAT essay, subject tests discontinued by College Board

The College Board, which owns and administers the SAT, has decided to no longer offer SAT Subject Tests and the SAT Essay as of Jan. 19. This decision especially affects juniors, such as Xavier Alban, who were planning to take these tests for college admissions. “I’d...

Opinion: Are this year’s online AP exams worth taking?

Opinion: Are this year’s online AP exams worth taking?

With most of the U.S. beginning to enact strict social distancing orders due to COVID-19, the College Board announced in late March that it would administer all 2020 Advanced Placement exams online. Perhaps due to the rapid turnaround between the president's...

Opinion: Online AP testing is beneficial

Opinion: Online AP testing is beneficial

Mindlessly checking Life-360, a mobile app used for location tracking, I’ve realized that it has been exactly six days since I’ve left my home. During those six days, many — may be too many — changes occurred. While the closure of my very own high school was foreseen,...

Op-Ed: Is testing worth it?

Op-Ed: Is testing worth it?

To test is to take measures to check the quality, performance, or reliability of something especially before putting it into widespread use or practice. For 12-year-old-student Karla Serrano, a student who has been taking state tests for a quite a while, describes...

Issues with AP Exams

Issues with AP Exams

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are held every May for high school students with close to 5 million tests taken in 2017.  They are supposed to be a culmination of year-long courses and are designed to mimic a college level class – full of information.  The tests...

Juniors, are you ready for testing season?

Juniors, are you ready for testing season?

As the spring semester begins, high school juniors are readying to take tests – lots of test. SATs, ACTs, AP Exams and SAT Subject tests. So many tests. But what if there was only one test? Only one test to determine your entire future. One 9-hour, two-day test taken...

My message: Take down standardized testing

My message: Take down standardized testing

Dear future president, I have hundreds upon thousands of aspirations and goals for my life. I am extremely motivated, creative and talented in the fields of study that I wish to pursue. However, I am deathly afraid of standardized tests. I know exactly what I want to...