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In defense of the SAT

In defense of the SAT

By Zachary McCarthy

April 13, 2015

I took the SAT last weekend and it was fun! No, just kidding. It was actually a gruelling experience where my only guide was the disinterested Fairfield-Ludlowe proctor scanning the room for cheaters (to no avail). My only neighbor was the kid next to me who incessantly cracked his knuckles in the...

APUSH controversy: college framework catastrophe?

APUSH controversy: college framework catastrophe?

By Morgan Menin and Amy Shim

February 20, 2015

Opponents of the revised 2014-2015 AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam have begun a patriotic uproar against the College Board and its released framework for the modified test. Teachers and politicians have described the curriculum as “liberally biased” and “radically revisionist,” and claim the...

Michigan signs with College Board’s SAT

Michigan signs with College Board’s SAT

By Kayla Smith

February 16, 2015

Some would say that the juniors this year have dodged a bullet, but the sophomores weren't so lucky. Beginning next year, all juniors in the state of Michigan will be required to take the SAT instead of the ACT. For the past eight years the juniors in Michigan have been required to take the ACT. Schools...