The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

AP African-American Studies and AP Precalculus are set to join the 38 AP exams currently offered by College Board.

The College Board announces two new AP courses

Jason Chu and Krish Dev November 4, 2022

The College Board recently announced the planned addition of two new AP classes — AP African American Studies and AP Precalculus  — which will be available starting in the 2023-2024 school year. According...

The College Board announces new format for the SAT

The College Board announces new format for the SAT

Tanish Mendki January 27, 2022
Explaining the changes made to the standardized test
The permanent cancelation of the SAT subject tests are creating equality in the college admission process | Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

COVID admissions

Minjae Kang May 19, 2021
How the cancellation of the SAT subject tests helps students and increases equity in college admissions
The College Board announces cancellation of SAT Subject Tests and SAT optional essays.

College Board cancels SAT Subject Tests and SAT optional essay

Devin Gupta and Jefferson Le January 30, 2021

On Jan. 19, 2021, the College Board announced in a blog post that it would no longer be offering SAT Subject Tests in the U.S. Additionally, the SAT optional essay would no longer be included for test...

The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

Shreshta Ranganathan, Opinion Editor June 2, 2020

376. I spent a total of 376 dollars this year alone in order to register for 4 AP tests. When I paid my $376, I was told that I would be taking a two to three hour-long exam at Monta Vista High School....

An explanation of the College Boards changes to AP testing for the 2019-20 school year

The College Board updates AP testing procedures in response to COVID-19

Hannah Lee March 25, 2020
Traditional face-to-face exam administrations are revised to a 45-minute online free-response exam taken at home
The rise of AP test memes

The rise of AP test memes

Aanchal Garg May 25, 2018

As each AP testing season comes and goes, many students worry about the exams they have to take and the content they have to study. However, over the last couple of years, there’s been a rise in AP test...

A closer look: Steps behind AP test registration

A closer look: Steps behind AP test registration

Shriya Deshpande February 5, 2016

he summer seasons of May and June often bring afternoons by the pool and ice cream outings. But for many high school students, it also means AP testing. As the AP exam season looms, with registration lasting...

SAT study time should be integrated in a personalized schedule

SAT study time should be integrated in a personalized schedule

Pranav Parthasarathy April 28, 2015

On May 2, according to the College Board, over ten thousand high school students nationwide will take the SAT. Their average will hover more or less in the 1500 range, several scoring more and several...

Students earn perfect scores on AP Computer Science Exam

Students earn perfect scores on AP Computer Science Exam

Harini Shyamsundar November 28, 2013

Seniors Douglas Chen, Ashutosh Jindal and Prajit Ramachandran give appreciation to teacher Scott DeRuiter for full AP scores. In the wee hours of the morning on July 8, many upperclassmen were sitting...

Changing the face of college admissions

Changing the face of college admissions

Smitha Gundavajhala April 8, 2012

Standardized tests have always had challenges with cheating. Over the years, students have become better and better at it, while test proctors have maintained the same, archaic methods. Maybe the honor...

Taking the PSAT requires remedial action

Taking the PSAT requires remedial action

Sara Yang October 29, 2009

October's PSAT was accompanied by a twist when the school ran out of tests    When the school ran out of testing materials for the October PSAT, administration acted quickly to remedy the...

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