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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...

STUDYING, SERIOUSLY

STUDYING, SERIOUSLY

Alina Yu, Feature Reporter

April 20, 2017

STUDYING, SERIOUSLY As testing season approaches, students begin to study vigorously with various methods The first week of may is approaching, meaning AP testing and all the cramming for final exams will soon begin. Michael Wang, National AP Scholar and senior, knows that feeling more than most stude...

Freshmen, sophomores to take ISTEP+, sophomores to take ECA as well

Freshmen, sophomores to take ISTEP+, sophomores to take ECA as well

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February 19, 2016

Freshman Jake Pearson sits on the back of the football team bus on the way to Homestead for the Regional Championships; however, something is on his mind. “Trust me, I love watching sports-related videos,” he said. “But right now, with the changes (to testing) that are being made, I really wish I ...

Sophomores and juniors to take PSAT Oct. 17

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October 11, 2012

On the Oct. 17 Gold Day, freshmen will take the PLAN test while sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT in their assigned testing rooms from 7:50 to 11:03 a.m. According to assistant principal Brad Sever, the day will then proceed with a regular Period 3 from 11:13 a.m. to 1:23 p.m. Afterwards, students...

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

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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...

End of Course Assessments Scheduled for Dec. 8 and 9

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December 6, 2011

Students who are currently enrolled in Algebra 1-2 or English 10 are scheduled to take the required GQE/ECA on Dec. 8 and 9. According to guidance director Linda Skafish, students who are new to CHS and have not taken the required Indiana GQE/ECA or junior and senior students who have not passed or taken...

Sophomores question value of next month’s PSAT

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September 24, 2009

Only juniors’ scores qualify for National Merit status, yet administration says there are benefits By Kendall Harshberger <kharshberger@hilite.org> On Oct. 14, both sophomore and juniors will take the PSAT, but since only juniors can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program, som...