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Taking the test: COVID-19 edition

Taking the test: COVID-19 edition
Exploring the importance of the SAT and ACT during a pandemic
October 20, 2020
Exploring the importance of the SAT and ACT during a pandemic

The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

The College Board: Not so Non-Profit
The underlying problem with College Board’s 2020 AP Exams.
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....

CSUs and UCs suspend standardized testing requirements

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Exploring perspectives on how changes to college application requirements will impact MVHS students
May 22, 2020
Exploring perspectives on how changes to college application requirements will impact MVHS students

ACT superscore invokes mixed reactions in MVHS community

ACT superscore invokes mixed reactions in MVHS community
MVHS community reacts to the new superscore policy starting September 2020
November 20, 2019
MVHS community reacts to the new superscore policy starting September 2020

Short end of the stick: Why the Affirmative Action policy should not be shunned

Short end of the stick: Why the Affirmative Action policy should not be shunned
Navigating the purpose of race-based college admission policies
May 22, 2019
Navigating the purpose of race-based college admission policies

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun
Students and teachers discuss the optimal way to spend summer break
August 30, 2018

un, warmth, freedom, friends and free will: this is how math teacher Katie Collins describes summer. She repeats the final words three times. However, Collins mentions how these qualities seem to be absent...

A Two Part Process: How MVHS students are using the PSAT to prepare for the SAT

A Two Part Process: How MVHS students are using the PSAT to prepare for the SAT
February 1, 2018

s sophomore Keshav Taneja receives his scores for the PSAT exam, he looks forward to ways in which he can prepare to take the next big test: the SAT. Taneja is hoping to perform well through the use of...

An Overview of the ACT

An Overview of the ACT
April 17, 2017

uch like the SAT, the ACT, or American College Testing, has had a few changes since it was first administered in 1959. From small changes like allowing calculators to more drastic ones like completely...

An Overview of the SAT

An Overview of the SAT
March 9, 2017

he SAT has gone through many changes over the years. The change of the format and scoring in 2016 was certainly not the first time the SAT has been revised. Take a look at how the SAT has evolved from...

Waiting: SAT Score Release

Waiting: SAT Score Release
October 27, 2016

Over one million high school students took the SAT on Oct.1. Most would think they would be relieved and stress free by now; however, this not the case. The relief — or grief — only comes when the...

Choosing between the SAT and ACT

Choosing between the SAT and ACT
September 22, 2016

As juniors ready themselves for the future, a question tends to arise among peers: “Are you taking the SAT or the ACT?” For most, these questions come up towards the end or during the summer of their...

Recovery Stories: Life after the SAT

Recovery Stories: Life after the SAT
November 17, 2015

trl + R. Ctrl + R. It’s late at night, and millions of high-schoolers around the world are refreshing CollegeBoard.org, anxiously awaiting their Scholastic Aptitude Test results. For many, the next few...

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