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Tiger Question: How do you feel about AP testing?

The Newtonite May 6, 2016

by Laura Schmidt-Hong Tiger Question: How do you feel about AP testing and standardized testing in general?   “I don’t think it’s a good measure of student’s intelligence. Everyone responds...

Column: Newton lags behind "less testing, more learning" movement

The Newtonite October 22, 2015

by Isabel Joyce At the end of last year, many teachers wore yellow pins with the motto “less testing, more learning” etched in red and blue into the shiny plastic frame. Despite the limited knowledge...

Topics in American Education: The ethics behind SAT testing

The Newtonite September 16, 2013
This year, my major goal for this blog is to provide topics with nationwide significance using examples that pertain to this school. Or maybe worldwide. But then I’d have to think of a new name for this blog.

Column: State test interrupts curriculum flow, sets unfair standards

The Newtonite March 22, 2012
by Connor Vasu Seven days out of the school year are taken up by the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, a state-mandated standardized test we are all familiar with. These days can be torture for those taking the test, and they also interrupt the schedule.

Counselors clarify differences between SAT, ACT

The Newtonite October 28, 2011
by Kayla Shore You arrive at the test center, clutching your admission ticket, three freshly sharpened number two pencils, a calculator and four replacement batteries. You have done everything you can to prepare for today (including 15 hours of prep classes and eight practice tests), but that is no guarantee that something will not go terribly, horribly wrong and doom you to rejection from every university.
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