Tagged: ACT


Free SAT will be offered at Blair in April

By Rebecca Wessel | March 19, 2018, 7:05 a.m. | In Local »

A Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will be administered at Blair for all interested juniors free of cost on the morning of April 10. The free test is part of a county-wide program being piloted at various high schools to grant all students access to college entrance exams.


Test optional benefits students and colleges

By Lauren Frost | Oct. 10, 2015, 2:20 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Instead of measuring the merit of a student based on a single test, schools such as George Washington University, Wake Forest University and Hampshire College have reduced the impact of college entrance exams.


The College Readiness Contest

By Sarah Trunk | April 8, 2014, 12:45 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Although the new SAT has good intentions, it won't fix the old SAT’s failure to fulfill the test's purpose-- to provide colleges with a fair and accurate evaluation of students' ability to succeed in college.


SCO Says: Dating, SAT or ACT and much more

By Samuel Popper, Melissa Arias, Michael Gerbasi, Temi Ibirogba | Sept. 19, 2013, 9:58 a.m. | In Humor »

Yo how do I learn to balance school, sports and a social life? -Illuminati Mel: Just don't sleep


Students have new test option for College Readiness Day

By Melissa Arias | Oct. 8, 2012, 7:59 p.m. | In Local »

Blair juniors and sophomores will be able to choose between three exams to take in preparation for their future college admission tests: the PSAT, the ACT and the newly-offered Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).


Record number of MCPS students take ACT

By Michael Gerbasi | Sept. 22, 2012, 2:38 p.m. | In Local »

On Aug. 28, MCPS reported that a record number of students took the American College Test (ACT) in Montgomery County last year.


The standardized testing snafu

By Mimi Verdonk | April 19, 2012, 12:04 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Standardized testers have finally found the way to end cheating. Next fall, SAT and ACT test scores will be sent directly to students' schools along with a picture of the test-taker.


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