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New regulations introduced in AP and SAT tests

Betsy Jarsoick, staff writer
September 30, 2022

Starting in spring 2023, CollegeBoard, the organization that provides Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT testing, will offer in-school, digital AP testing, and will do the same for SAT tests in the spring...

In defense of the SAT

Sarah Ordway, co-opinions editor
November 12, 2021

I hate the SAT as much as you do. I hate the rows and rows of bubbles that line every square inch of the answer packet. I hate print- ing out Khan Academy practice tests and trying to figure...

South optimizes prep resources to simplify Illinois’ switch to SAT

Molly Stryker and Mary Grace Reynolds
April 21, 2017

As GBS experiences its first year with an Illinois-required SAT test, staff and faculty have worked to make the test preparation and classroom curriculum more inclusive of the test, according to John Klasen,...

South reflects on extended ACT/SAT time policy

Lauren Bianco, staff reporter
March 16, 2017

Imagine you are a student sitting in a classroom, taking the ACT like all of your fellow classmates. As the clock strikes 12:55, the two hours and fifty-five minutes are over. Well, at least for most,...

Test prep creates uneven playing field, unfair advantage

Maeve Plunkett , asst. opinions editor
March 8, 2017

Two sharp number two pencils, a non-CAS calculator, a school ID and pink eraser shavings can only mean one thing: standardized testing season. Last year, I chose a different path than many of my peers....

Illinois School Board debates ACT vs. SAT

Illinois School Board debates ACT vs. SAT

Anushka Kalra and Alex Ladan
February 5, 2016

Late in 2015, the state of Illinois ended its three-year, 14.3 million dollar contract with the ACT, allowing the College Board, creators of the SAT, to propose their own contract. This contract was 1.37...

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