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Sunny Hills students, teachers finding College Board’s not budging much on their appeals regarding low scores from modified online exams

A sample College Board response email regarding a potential change in scores for Advanced Placement tests.

Kate Yang

October 2, 2020

This is the second of a two-part series focusing on the May 2020 Advanced Placement [AP] scores released earlier this summer. In response to the coronavirus pandemic that shut down testing locations worldwide, the College Board had severely modified its exams to the point that it was administered on...

Success of freshmen taking AP Human Geography should open path for incoming ninth-graders to take more rigorous courses like AP Literature and Composition or AP Biology

Art by contributing artist JungHyun Lee.

Jaden Hom

May 28, 2020

About 250 freshmen took the Advanced Placement Human Geography [AP HUG] exam on the second day of online testing from the College Board. Like other AP exams offered online as an adjustment to the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to stay-at-home orders worldwide, those taking the AP HUG test were given 45 m...

SENIOR FAREWELL COLUMN: I’m proud to be a ‘Class of 2020’ graduate

Art by Jacqueline Chang.

Michelle Buckley

May 26, 2020

A high school graduation is an event that every student looks forward to. Turning that tassel from right to left signifies the end of a profound era and the beginning of a new one.  When I entered high school as a freshman, I was already thinking about my special day. I envisioned myself wearing...

Coronavirus pandemic will not deter College Board from offering a 45-minute, free response online version for all AP exams

The College Board's March 20 tweet reveals that Advanced Placement testing will still be offered amid the coronavirus crisis -- the earliest in May -- with each subject exam comprising a 45-minute, free-response section instead of a multiple choice that students can take from home. Hand completing a multiple choice exam by Alberto G. 2UqYwRv license under CC BY 2.0

Tyler Pak

March 22, 2020

This story was updated March 24 at 3:17 p.m. with a teacher reaction quote to the College Board's decision about testing students from home. The College Board announced via Twitter on March 20 that it’s developing ways to test students signed up for Advanced Placement [AP] tests from their homes...

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