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New AP exams designed in light of COVID-19 too short to effectively test material

New AP exams designed in light of COVID-19 too short to effectively test material

Rhea Acharya April 9, 2020

In the past month, so many aspects of my life have changed.  The latest change? A few days ago I got more information on how my 6 AP exams would look this year. Instead of seeing information about...

CHS teachers should unlock AP Classroom resources throughout year, better integrate them into lesson plans

CHS teachers should unlock AP Classroom resources throughout year, better integrate them into lesson plans

Aditi Kumar January 23, 2020

Finding up-to-date and accurate practice for AP exams has always been a gamble. Review books from test prep companies claim to provide all the practice necessary for success. In reality, the questions...

Having Adversity To Your Advantage?: College Board’s Environmental Context Dashboard discounts time students of wealthier communities invest to reach success

Aditi Kumar August 13, 2019

Is being privileged a disadvantage? The obvious answer may seem to be ‘No.’ However, with the College Board’s recent creation of the ‘adversity score,’ this may no longer be true. Last May, the...

Senior Sophia Tragesser practices her mandolin on her couch while she is at her house. Tragesser said she will bring her mandolin to college to play for school or just recreationally because it helps her keep in touch with her life at home while she is living in college.

Dorm Sweet Dorm: Graduating seniors prepare for transition into life in college dorms

Ashwin Prasad May 18, 2018

Senior Sophia Tragesser's high school days are running out fast. In just six months, she will move out of her childhood home and into her college dorm at the University of St. Thomas for the foreseeable...

Dear College Board

Dear College Board

Gabby Perelmuter, Section Editor May 18, 2017

Now writing this, I am completely open to the idea of one of the board members reading this and demolishing all of my AP scores because I spoke out against your monopoly, but jokes on you, I’ve already...

Happenings Outside the Political World in 1000 characters or less

Happenings Outside the Political World in 1000 characters or less

blogs May 6, 2016

Hello, everyone, I’m Aaron Seals, blogger of The Game Changer. I am off this week due to prom, but with the volatility that has occurred across the country in the wake of the Indiana primary and 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...

AP U.S. History teacher Karen Taff teaches her class. She said that the new curriculum for the class is more in line with a college level course. LIU/PHOTO

College Board to administer redesigned AP tests

Beats September 11, 2014

College Board made changes to the AP US History and AP Computer Science A courses for the 2014-2015 school year and plans to administer the new tests next spring. According to College Board, the AP US...

 SAT prep tutor Edgar Huang hosts an online class that trains students for the SAT. Huang said the biggest change is how the essay will be tested because it now requires evidence. ALEX YOM / PHOTO

College Board introduces reforms for spring 2016 including optional essay, different score

News April 24, 2014

College Board made some serious noise last month when it announced that it will roll out a redesigned SAT in spring 2016. The most notable changes include an overall score switch from 2400 to 1600, a shortened...

CHS explores AP Capstone Program

CHS explores AP Capstone Program

News October 11, 2013

Since her freshman year, senior Lauren Fogel has taken 13 AP courses. For Fogel, the AP Program provides her with the challenging coursework she enjoys. Recently, CHS has begun to explore a new program,...

Seniors (from left) Sahil Sanghani, SriHari Vishnubhotla and Julian Kim discuss their notes during a break time in Thomas Maxam’s AP Biology class.  Sanghani said he takes science classes like Maxam’s out of interest and college preparation as opposed to expecting to be able to use his AP credit in college. PATRICK BRYANT / PHOTO

CCS on AP Honor Roll for second year in a row

Beats November 25, 2011

According to Superintendent Jeff Swensson, Carmel-Clay Schools has been named to the Advanced Placement (AP) Achievement School District Honor Roll for the second year in a row, the same amount of time...

College Board looks at AP curriculum

News March 1, 2011

College Board announces changes in instruction of AP Biology while postponing change in AP U.S. History By Melinda Song <[email protected]> College Board’s Advanced Placement program is gaining...

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