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Putting Your Testing Skills to the Test

Putting Your Testing Skills to the Test

Maria F. Estrada, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2018

As the college application season approaches, the angst of standardized testing overwhelms upperclassmen. Most college counselors and companies like Khan Academy and Kaplan suggest studying at least eight weeks prior to examination to optimize your score. Some of the most common preparation methods are...

Off-Campus Study Spots

Off-Campus Study Spots

Maria F. Estrada, Staff Writer

May 8, 2016

As testing soon approaches, quiet and relaxing places are a must to study effectively. Although Starbucks and Barnes and Noble are the usual places to go around this time of the year, they can get a little crowded. Places like Books and Books, Panera Bread, Matheson Hammocks or the University of Miami...

De-stress for the Test

De-stress for the Test

Mariam Ahumada, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

The beginning of spring marks the start of testing season and for high school students this means late-night cramming and  coffee binges. From one day to the next, school becomes a never ending cycle of extra homework and frustrated teachers, as the whole school prepares for the endless test that is...

SAT vs ACT: Which One Do I Take?

SAT vs ACT: Which One Do I Take?

Jake Paz, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

When the time comes to decide whether to take the SAT or the ACT, some students have no clue which one they should take, or if there is even a difference between the two tests. Both the SAT and ACT are nationwide college admission tests that colleges use to determine which students they would like to...

SAT/ACT Testing Calendar and Fee Information

SAT/ACT Testing Calendar and Fee Information

Catherine Healy, Business Manager

August 13, 2015

Download the schedule and Fee Information Flyer here. Fee Waivers: SAT / ACT fee waivers are available to high school juniors or seniors who are either on “FREE” or “REDUCED LUNCH” (there are other ways to qualify based on family income and other factors). Students may receive 2 SAT an...

Online Testing

Online Testing

Jake Paz, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015

As standardized testing season begins, students all over the school shudder at the thought of sitting in front of a computer screen displaying something that is not social media for hours on end. Online testing can be very disorganized, or even outright impossible to complete, due to schools not being...

Education in America

Education in America

Nicolas Viglucci, Staff Writer

October 11, 2014

Despite the fact that the United States is one of the richest countries in the world, it's a well-known fact that education in America lags far behind the rest of the world- especially compared to countries in Europe and parts of Asia. Although the issue has recently begun to garner more attention,...

The Corruption of Statewide Testing

The Corruption of Statewide Testing

Teague Scanlon, Staff Writer

October 8, 2014

A recent article by the Miami Herald found that out of the 200 days that students are required to go to school, a whopping eight days have no assessments. This figure, while inclusive of district, state and national testing, does not even account for tests and exams given in class as part of a class grad...

Follow the Yellow Brick Road… to Success

Follow the Yellow Brick Road… to Success

Sophie Feinberg, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

As high schoolers, we have adulthood looming over our heads. Within four years or less, we must step into the adult world, where the task of finding a job becomes a daunting reality. Unfortunately, we can't just click our sparkly red heels together like Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz, and transport to...

PERT Testing Confusion

Daniela Quijano, Staff Writer

February 23, 2014

As the second semester of the year begins, so does PERT testing. The Post-secondary Education Readiness Test or “PERT” for short, is a test that is taken by students who are planning to take dual enrollment classes in the near future. For those who don't know, dual enrollment classes are where students...

Perfect Scores

Albany Muria, Staff Writer

December 19, 2013

On December 18, freshmen and sophomores were recognized for achieving a perfect score either on the FCAT 2.0 or EOC. These are tests that the students spend the whole year preparing for, and although surely everyone tried their best, these students were acknowledged for achieving a perfect score. As...

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