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Colleges should reconsider the use of standardized tests, go test-optional for admissions

Colleges should reconsider the use of standardized tests, go test-optional for admissions

Cady Armstrong

June 26, 2020

Whenever I think about the junior year of high school, I think about the stress of taking the SAT, ACT or other standardized tests. I picture stressed out students trying to balance studying for these tests, heavy course loads, extracurriculars and many other responsibilities that come with high school, lea...

Always Changing Tests: Students and counselor consider the implications of new ACT features

Riley TerBush

November 15, 2019

In September of 2020, the ACT will implement a three-pronged policy to its testing services. The changes will allow students to take the test online at testing centers, retake individual test sections and superscore sections of the test.  Students will be able to retake the individual sections an unlim...

AVID works with students in preparation for SAT, ACT

Junior Cameron Milam works on an assignment for AVID. He said he believes AVID can be very helpful for his future. “It teaches me how to ask questions, how to answer those questions and how to prepare for college and my future,” Milam said.

Pranav Jothirajah

December 3, 2018

In order to help students prepare for the SAT and the ACT, the AVID program has begun assigning practice tests. AVID coordinator Jamie Newcomer said she believes it is important that AVID is helping students prepare for these national exams. “I think that it’s great that AVID is helping students with ...

As the first public school in Indiana to go test-optional, Ball State’s decision affects college admissions for seniors

As the first public school in Indiana to go test-optional, Ball State’s decision affects college admissions for seniors

Lillian He

September 21, 2018

Over the summer, Ball State University announced it would make submitting SAT and ACT scores optional for students applying for the Class of ’23. Ball State’s decision is a part of a wider movement across the country that aims to decrease the importance of standardized test scores in the college...

11 CHS Seniors Recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates

11 CHS Seniors Recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates

Armaan Goel

February 9, 2018

11 CHS seniors have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program.

New Requirements: Indiana students will be required to meet new standards to graduate

New Requirements: Indiana students will be required to meet new standards to graduate

Anushka Dasgupta, Reporter, Speak-ups

December 14, 2017

This  November, a subcommittee of the Indiana State Board of Education, the Graduation Pathways Panel, recommended new graduation requirements for all high schoolers in Indiana. The state Board of Education approved of the plan on Dec. 7, and the switch will apply to the class of 2023 and beyond. The...

The Control of College Board. College Board monopolizes standardized testing.

The Control of College Board. College Board monopolizes standardized testing.

perspectives

March 18, 2016

There is no doubt the advent of ap courses has advanced the level of education among students in the United States. However, the corporation that runs the AP program, the College Board, has created a monopoly and completely changed the way CHS and other schools have administered and applied college-level...

A.C.T. to participate in WRAL tournament on Jan. 30

A.C.T. coach John Shearin sits at his desk, looking over notes from recent academic competitions. He and the team are preparing to defend their WRAL championship title in the tournament on Jan. 30. ADAM STOCKHOLM / PHOTO

Beats

January 25, 2016

On Jan. 30, the Academic Competition Team (A.C.T.), formerly known as the Brain Game team, will compete in the annual White River Academic League (WRAL) tournament. According to A.C.T. coach John Shearin, the team most recently traveled to Broad Ripple High School on Jan. 14 for a varsi...

Students find success in both SAT, ACT despite statewide gap

Students find success in both SAT, ACT despite statewide gap

feature

October 11, 2013

As a state, Indiana has traditionally had a low average on the SAT, ranking at number 41 in the country with an average composite score of 1484 according to a study conducted by Statisticbrain.com. However, the state does have one of the highest average scores on the ACT tests of any state. A composite...

Pending cyber regulations elicit privacy concerns

Pending cyber regulations elicit privacy concerns

News

May 23, 2013

Despite being defeated for two consecutive years in Congress, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed in the U.S. House on another attempt on April 18 by a 288 to 127 vote. The bill currently presents a heavy issue of debate among Internet activists and politicians alike. Among...

SAT, ACT to require photo upload with registration

SAT, ACT to require photo upload with registration

News

September 19, 2012

Senior Surina Gangwani had a slightly different experience than before when she registered for the Oct. 6  SAT.  In addition to the usual requirements, the College Board  website asked her to upload a photo of herself to the application. She did as she was told, but the system did not administer ...

Due to issues of test equality and practicality, many colleges make the SAT and ACT optional in college admissions

Due to issues of test equality and practicality, many colleges make the SAT and ACT optional in college admissions

News

January 27, 2012

In 1926, Carl Brigham, a Princeton University psychologist, administered an adaptation of an army IQ test to thousands of college applicants, testing a prototype of what would become the notorious SAT college admission exam. By 1948, the SAT had skyrocketed to a status as the basic entrance exam for...