Testing accommodations–not always so accommodating

November 16, 2017

As the Urban School students gear up for Week 12 testing, students with learning differences face the additional struggle of making sure their testing accommodations are in order. This process can be intense...

OPINION: It is necessary for the Sophomores to take the PSAT?

Students use the many SAT resources to prepare for the test to be taken by Sophomores in the Spring of 2016 
Photo by Olive Lopez
October 29, 2014

After hauling themselves out of bed early Saturday morning, Urban school sophomores and juniors tiredly trekked into the gym to take the PSAT. For both 11th and 10th- grade students it is used as preparation...

More students at The Urban School begin early SAT and ACT prep, but how early is too early?

November 14, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, my parents arrived home from a junior parent college meeting bearing a thick folder stuffed with information about the ACT and SAT. A few days ago, I placed an order for three...

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