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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

AVID works with students in preparation for SAT, ACT

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...

SAT changes bring new challenge for Carmel students

Contributor

October 30, 2014

When senior Kendall Crowley first heard about planned changes to the SAT, her initial reaction was one of vexation. “I thought it was really annoying,” she said. “Vocab, especially, is what killed me (on the old test).” After the College Board announced changes to the SAT in March, one...

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, ...

Counselors to schedule sophomores and juniors for next school year

Beats

December 15, 2013

Counselors plan to finish sophomore scheduling for next school year before winter break. Scheduling for juniors will begin in January, according to counselor Bettina Cool via email. “Our current priority is scheduling sophomores for next year,” Cool said. Sophomore Juliet Sanders, who has already...