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Juniors impacted by COVID-19

Juniors impacted by COVID-19

For the class of 2021, this is arguably the most important semester of high school. Yet most expectations have been shattered or drastically altered, and any existing plans have been reassessed. As members of the junior class prepare to apply for college and decide...

Opinion: How beneficial is testing?

Opinion: How beneficial is testing?

Testing — just the thought of hearing that word makes us hate it because we know that we might be trying to cram everything in the night before. Students see testing as a teacher’s way to see if we actually learned anything throughout the lesson. When we think of...

Opinion: College Board and Testing

Opinion: College Board and Testing

If you are familiar with Advanced Placement tests, or the SAT tests, then you might have heard about College Board. According to their website, collegeboard.org, they are “a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and...

Opinion: The value of test taking

Opinion: The value of test taking

What does a test really measure? Is it how smart you are, how well you memorized the material or how well your teacher taught you the material? Tests are taken all over the country, but for what reasons? The school districts claim it's to show how well we have done as...

Opinion: Standardized Tests should not measure students’ abilities

The inaccuracy of standardized testing

Standardized testing is used throughout the world as a means to assess the abilities and capabilities of students. Schools make students take several exams every year, get the average score of the tests, then tell people how they are doing relative to other students....

Opinion: Standardized Tests should not measure students’ abilities

Preparing for the new phase

Everyone has mixed feelings about their first day of college, and it all depends on how one reacts to a different environment.  College is a vital stepping stone in our lives. It is the place where we decide the direction we want our future to take, and start...

Opinion: The Problem with Testing

Opinion: The Problem with Testing

Tests make me extremely anxious. I despise the idea that someone will judge me based on what I have memorized. As a kid, I always feared being left behind, and this fear has manifested itself in many ways. Not being intellectually capable as my peers are is one of...