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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

College Board makes changes to AP curriculum, exams

Mimi Landes March 29, 2021

The College Board announced a new schedule for Advanced Placement (AP) exams for the school year. The school will administer the tests both in-person on paper and at home online over a three-week period...

College Board to no longer administrate SAT Subject Tests, will phase out the SAT Essay

Fallon Dern and Konnie Duan February 17, 2021

The College Board announced the discontinuation of the SAT Subject Tests and optional SAT essay Jan. 19. Although the SAT Subject Tests were canceled immediately in the U.S., the optional essay will...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Going The Extra Mile

Tanisha Gunby August 27, 2020

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...

Rethinking AP exams

Austin Lee April 19, 2020

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...

College Board cancels June SAT, plans to administer exams monthly starting in August

Hannah Han April 15, 2020

Update: April 15 In an email to students nationwide, the College Board announced April 15 that the June 6 SAT has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Right now, public health officials have...

Letter from the Editors

Jenny Li May 6, 2019

We appreciate this feedback, and we encourage members of the community to send Letters to the Editor expressing any concerns for future issues. While the article is the opinion of one staff member and...

Some students taking the AP English Language and Composition exam distracted others by throwing paper airplanes, stomping their feet and clapping their hands. The proctor of the exam filed an official Incident Report to the College Board.

Credit: Staged photo by Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Students face consequences for disturbing AP Language exam

Sophie Haber May 30, 2018

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...

Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

Bubbled In: Standardized Testing in AP Course Curricula

Alena Rubin June 2, 2017

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...

College Board sends scores late, almost misses deadline

Jonathan Seymour November 24, 2015

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...

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

Jessica Lee January 14, 2014

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...

New SAT security procedures to start

David Lim October 5, 2012

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...

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

November 16, 2011

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,...

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