Upper school deans release updated standardized testing plans

Upper school deans release updated standardized testing plans

In accordance with new guidelines released by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, the Upper School Deans Office released updated information regarding the school’s standardized testing plans in an email sent to upper school students Sept. 22. The SAT exam is scheduled to take place Oct. 14 for seniors attending the school , and […]

Upper school deans announce that AP exams are optional

The upper school deans announced in a campus-wide email March 25 that the school will no longer require students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses to take AP exams at the end of the year due to the coronavirus outbreak. While the AP tests are now optional, the deans encouraged students to confer with their instructors […]

Bonus Points: Are Expensive Tutors Worth It?

Bonus Points: Are Expensive Tutors Worth It?

Blake Wong ’17 sat across from his tutor, reciting his answers to the latest ACT practice test. The room, he said, felt like home, flooded with natural light and complete with warm wooden cabinets. “Yup,” “Yes,” “Correct,” his tutor said after each answer. His anticipation was rising after each correct answer. “Could this be the […]

Nathaly Blanco

Nathaly Blanco will return as the school’s SAT and ACT coordinator after working for two years as an upper school receptionist. As the SAT and ACT coordinator, Blanco will schedule proctors, assign students to rooms and prepare the tests. Previously, she had proctored standardized tests and helped with AP exams. When previous SAT and ACT […]

College matriculation binders deprive students of privacy

College matriculation binders deprive students of privacy

In the competitive nature of the school, we make decisions every day about how much we want our peers to know about our academic records, but that gets taken away from us once we graduate. In each of the dean offices, big black binders sit on bookshelves with pages titled by the name of the […]

College Board to redesign SAT, deans not expecting changes in prep

The College Board announced plans to redesign the SAT by spring of 2016. The new format will return to a 1,600 point scale, 800 for math and 800 for “Evidence-Based Reading.” The essay will become optional and graded separately, and the guessing penalty will be eliminated. “I think that people feel that probably a lot […]