Standardized Testing

College Board now unreliable due to scandals, stress
Photo illustration by Raymond Link ’20 | Nate Kerber ’19 shows fear as the overwhelming amount of standardized tests loom over the near future. By Cooper Parson ’20 THE ROUNDUP In wake of the recent college scandals, it might be a good time to look at the validity of standardized testing. Even saying the words “standardized testing” gives some people anxiety. The ACT and SAT are two standardized tests that…
SAT-ACT present rigorous element to athletes’ schedule
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen ’17 | Junior and senior athletes often face difficulty when preparing for ACT and SAT tests due to a lack of time from athletic activity. By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP Student athletes, mainly juniors and seniors, who participate in winter, fall or club sports are presented with the difficulty of preparing themselves for the ACT or SAT while also practicing and competing on the…
Pressures of standardized testing felt by students everywhere
By Julian De Ocampo ’13 THE ROUNDUP When 20 students were accused of cheating on the SAT last November in Great Neck North High School, Principal Bernard Kaplan issued a statement saying SAT cheating is “widespread across the country,” and that they “were the school that stood up to it.” The scandal involved a Great Neck graduate, Samuel Eshaghof, who would take tests under the names of paying students using…