The Accolade

Editorial: 45-minute, free-response Advanced Placement tests definitely worth taking

Art illustrated by Accolade graphics editor Erin Lee.

Krishna Thaker

May 12, 2020

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, schools have adapted to alternative methods of education by switching to online learning, which has been hard for many Sunny Hills students.  Concerns over cheating and formatting have led many national academic tests, such as the SAT and ACT, to be canceled ...

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...

It’s worth the time to improve SAT scores

From the College Board blog

Lira Jeong

October 15, 2019

After three to four hours of taking the SAT, students feel the relief of getting the test over with. This standardized test that students struggle to do well on is the best way of getting admitted to college.  Because students knows how important the SAT is, they find ways to help themselves get ...

Hey Pomona, Williams! I’m more than my SAT/ACT score

Art by Accolade staff reporter Katherine Kim

Lauren Kim

September 24, 2019

The SAT and ACT – three- to four-hour tests that hover over students’ heads, heavily stressing them out for much of their high school experience. While in high school, students develop intellectual knowledge and academic skills to help prepare them for their future careers. In fact, many take Adva...

Students who took Aug. 24 SAT discuss College Board’s new adversity score

Art done by graphics editor Erin Lee.

Hannah Kim

August 27, 2019

On Aug. 27 after this story was posted, The Accolade learned that the College Board has on the same day decided to drop the adversity score report and will replace it with something called "Landscape." According to the College Board, this new index will be visible for colleges and students who take the SAT...

Senior event moves up two months from October to August to curb 12th-graders from ditching classes

The Class of 2016 seniors gather in the quad early in the morning to watch a movie. Back then before the jumbotron in the squad, the ASB had to set up a screen in front of the steps of the quad for the movie to be projected there for students to watch. (Accolade File Photo)

Rebecca Choi

August 21, 2019

To prevent another year of 12th-graders purposely skipping school either after attending Senior Sunrise on an October morning or not coming at all, the ASB has decided to move the traditional event two months earlier to this coming Thursday. “Students took advantage of it being on a Friday in October,...

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School
sat