Going The Extra Mile

Going The Extra Mile

When John Szijjarto ’21 opened an email from College Board on Aug. 29, he was disappointed to find out that his SAT exam had been canceled for the fifth time. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, test centers across the country have canceled standardized tests multiple times since March. “It is painful to have my SAT […]

Rethinking AP exams

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 lighthearted predictions and the shutdown of society, the first announcement seemed to surprise the […]

Letter from the Editors

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Students face consequences for disturbing AP Language exam

Students face consequences for disturbing AP Language exam

After disrupting the AP English Language and Composition exam and prompting the proctor to file an Incident Report to the College Board, over 10 students received Honor Board infractions and had their exam scores canceled. During the free response section of the exam May 16, some students began causing distractions by stomping their feet and […]

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 […]