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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 adversity score, or (as it is officially known) the Environmental Context Dashboard, became the newe...

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

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 future. Tragesser said she knows this transition is coming soon, and she knows the significance of ...

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 gotten credit and placement for all of my AP classes. Don’t get me wrong, you gave me the opport...

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 aftermath of it, and the increasing debate going on here in the HiLite room, I think it’s time we...

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...

College Board to administer redesigned AP tests

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 History was completely redesigned and a new lab requirement was added to AP Computer Science A. T...

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

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 time length and a shift of focus to the three core sections: evidence-based reading and writing, ...

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, the AP Capstone Program. Assistant Principal Brooke Watkins said via email, “Right now we’...

CCS on AP Honor Roll for second year in a row

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 that the honor roll has existed.  Swensson said the achievement will be recognized by a College Board, parent company of the AP program, representativ...

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 <msong@hilite.org> College Board’s Advanced Placement program is gaining popularity both at this school and around the world. According to an October 2010 press release, last school year ma...