Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

After taking her first unit test in an Advanced Placement class at the beginning of junior year, Alyse Tran ’18 said she felt:   a) Frustration b) A decline in motivation c) Helplessness d) All of the above The correct answer is D. The test was an old AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam issued […]

College Board sends scores late, almost misses deadline

The College Board was delayed in sending many seniors’ SAT, SAT Subject Test, and AP exam scores to colleges by Nov. 1, the early application deadline of most colleges, causing extra stress during the college application process. The situation resolved itself as almost all colleges extended their deadlines since the delay was not the students’ […]

AP Physics B to be replaced with AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2

In response to the College Board’s decision to replace the current AP Physics B exam with separate AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 assessments, the Upper School will offer two AP Physics B courses starting from the 2014-2015 school year. The College Board website states, “The National Research Council concluded that AP Physics B […]

New SAT security procedures to start

The College Board implemented new security procedures that require students taking the SAT to complete a four-step identification check before they can be admitted to the test. The new protocol will be enforced starting at the Oct. 6 SAT next Saturday. When registering for the SAT online, students must upload a photo for their admission […]

Fruit fly report qualifies senior, junior as semifinalists in Siemens competition

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson Julie Ko ’12, David Lim ’13 and Dorothy Yim, a senior at Walnut High School, wrote a report that was named a semifinalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for high school students on Oct. 21.  The Siemens Foundation provides more than $7 million annually in support of educational […]

Siemens names Ko smifinalist for gene study

By Joyce Kim Julie Ko ’12, along with teammate Ritika Dutta of Troy High School, was named a semi-finalist in the 2010 Siemens Competition in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, a high school competition administered by the College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation. Individuals or teams of two or three members conducted research and […]

Striking College Board compromises

By Dana Glaser Tacked up in the senior art studio, alongside posters for Rhode Island School of Design summer art school and newspaper clippings of recent exhibitions is a poster with the words “AP Studio Art: Drawing and Painting” plastered across its front. The poster exhibits several examples of what the College Board has deemed […]

ACT popularity continues to soar among students

By Michelle Nosratian Alexandria Mao ’10 woke up at 7 a.m., gathered some pens and a calculator and ate a hearty breakfast, but she wasn’t headed for Harvard-Westlake. It was the first of a few times that Mao would take a college entrance exam, and she was taking it at University High School. Mao vividly […]

Dump the APs

by Derek Schlom I am not going to bash the proposed schedule changes, but I’ve been questioning the reasoning behind the decision. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts has stated that one of her main motivations for advocating the modified schedule is that more teaching time would be allocated for all classes, with an emphasis on […]

3 AP cancellations appall language, math teachers

By Ariane Lange Members of the Foreign Language and Math Departments were alarmed by the abrupt cancellation of three AP classes by the College Board. The College Board recently announced that AP French Literature, AP Latin Literature and AP Computer Science AB will be discontinued as AP courses after the May 2009 exams, leaving teachers […]