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The SAT goes digital

Sophie Mainelli, Managing Editor, Print December 9, 2023

On January 25, 2022, the College Board announced that the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) will be available digitally starting in 2023. This digital format has already been launched for international...

The Official ACT Prep Guide. Photo credit: Reese Bassuk.

Are standardized tests a thing of the past?

Reese Bassuk, Sports and Caboose Editor March 14, 2023

The ACT and SAT, previously essential to get into college, have now become optional for the vast majority of universities in the United States. According to Forbes, more than 80% of four-year colleges...

Information provided by 2020 College Board Report and 2018 ACT Profile Report. Infographic credit: Mira Chandriani.

Opinion: the SAT and ACT have overstayed their welcome

Mira Chandriani, Editor in Chief, Creative November 19, 2020

A rising number of colleges have begun phasing SAT and ACT scores out of their admissions decisions, in a move that is long overdue. Not only are these standardized tests extremely time-consuming to study...

Testing accommodations–not always so accommodating

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper 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...

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Is Urban Educating Us?

Zachary Ngin, Book Critic February 4, 2016

Each day at Urban, my peers leave me in awe. They have diverse interests, take advanced classes, speak multiple languages, and hold the future in their palms. They dance so quickly to the rhythm of the...

You get one minute, she gets three, he gets five. Is possible to determine the pace of a persons brain? Apparently its a quick calculation.

Student brains are more than a science experiment and a standard scale

Marie Bergsund, Staff Writer February 9, 2015

If you’ve ever taken a science class, you know that an experiment requires a dependent variable, an independent variable, and a control. The most important component is the control. If you’re testing...

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