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Reminiscing as the seniors go back into the building for the SAT

Reminiscing as the seniors go back into the building for the SAT
Jenna Jarjoura October 6, 2020
On Sept. 23, seniors filled the rooms of CHS to take the not-so-exciting SAT. Students were originally scheduled to take the SAT on April 28, 2020, before leaving school for summer break. Unfortunately, the exam was canceled when school closed on March 13, 2020 due to COVID-19.

An even playing field

An even playing field
Tai Tworek April 15, 2020

Junior year. The climax year of high school, riddled with stress, standardized tests and college searches. The second semester is supposed to synthesize my entire highschool career; students across the...

Changes to standardized testing during COVID-19

Changes to standardized testing during COVID-19
Mori Ono and Charles Solomon March 21, 2020

UPDATE April 17: The College Board has canceled the June SAT administration. They will be adding a September test date, with early priority given for fall SATs to students who have not had a chance to...

Fake school no more

Fake school no more
Atticus Dewey October 15, 2018

When Nic Grofsorean was entering the room of his SAT, he was intimidated. All the prep work and talks about the SAT made it seem as if it were the most important test of his life. He knew that it would...

Dear universities and colleges of America…

Dear universities and colleges of America...
Meghana Tummala September 25, 2018

Students who have taken standardized tests usually don’t enjoy them. I know I didn’t. Lately, standardized tests have become more and more prominent in teenagers’ lives and even elementary school...

Taking the “Standardized” out of “Standardized Testing”

Taking the
Franny MeLampy February 27, 2014

As ACT and MME week draws closer, the stress of the junior class is palpable in the hallways of Community High School.The importance of standardized tests is built up by teachers, parents, and prospective...

Feeling Tested: CHS Students Take the PSAT and the MEAP

Students sometimes find it difficult to balance schoolwork and studying for standardized tests.
Matty Hack November 8, 2013

The PSAT and the MEAP were not a big deal for most of the Community High School students who took these standardized tests on Oct. 16, but rather a reminder of the close proximity of the more consequential...

The Big Eleven

Alex Wood November 14, 2012

Not all the lights were on when Community High’s juniors entered the building on Wednesday, Oct. 17. While the freshmen, sophomores, and seniors would be sleeping in for another few hours, CHS juniors...

Juniors take the PSAT

The PSAT practice test guide.
Nick Hagopian-Zirkel October 27, 2012

11th grade is the year that is most important for getting into a good college. It’s the year students are expected to have the best grades and it’s the year that students take the SAT and ACT,...

Playing the Game of Standardized Testing

Playing the Game of Standardized Testing
Julia Kortberg December 16, 2010

The first two pages of the Princeton Review Manual for the SAT make four things clear. One – the SAT acronym stands for nothing. Two – the SAT score accounts for 25% of your application if you are...

Equal Opportunity Education

Melanie Langa October 22, 2010

Some say public education is the great equalizer but in a world where high school diplomas are fast becoming obsolete, simply finishing twelfth grade will not open the doors it used to. According to...

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