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ACT and SAT, what is happening to them

Dayton Jones, Sports editor

April 5, 2020

The impact the coronavirus has had on schools has been huge, closing down for the rest of the year, and changing the way many things relating to the rest of the school year are being done. One of those being the ACT that was supposed to be occurring this month. “ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national...

AzMERIT tests return as mandatory freshman tutoring sessions occur

Gavin Brennan, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2019

The news everyone was waiting for: AzMERIT tests are back... Last school year the AzMERIT tests were taken out of the curriculum and got replaced with the ACT tests. Many students were very happy when they heard this because the AzMERIT tests take up a lot of time to complete and prepare for; howev...

State Disbands AzMERIT; Focus Now Turns to ACTs

English teacher Penny Snyder interacting with her students.

Nadine Loureiro and Jackie Rosales

September 21, 2018

Testing week is always difficult, for students and teachers alike, but the unexpected has occurred, a new chapter has now been opened, or to be more specific, a new test booklet. AzMERIT is officially cancelled. The feeling of shock and happiness seems to pierce everyone’s hearts, but leaves ...

Unsigned: AzMERIT’s lack of purpose leaves students frustrated

Precedent Staff

April 24, 2018

Each year as spring break comes to a close, the dreadful fourth quarter testing bonanza begins. Standardized tests have been apart of the Arizona educational system for as long as anyone in the post-millennial generation can remember, but what do the statewide tests do for students and teachers other...

Jacob Breinholt scores a 36 on the ACT

Jacob Breinholt studying hard for the ACT.

Caden Johnson, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017

Junior Jacob Breinholt was able to pull off what most people could not: a 36 on the ACT. After taking several classes with a tutor in preparation for the test, he learned several simple tricks to achieve a higher score. On his first attempt, he got that perfect score most people have to retake the test...

AzMERIT is coming, but where will the seniors be?

Mug shot of staff reporter Molly Ogden.

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2016

Fourth quarter is easily one of the most stressful quarters in a high schooler's life. What with final grades and final exams, along with graduation and planning for the future for seniors, students have much on their academic plate. Unfortunately, there is an elephant in the room as well: mandated testing....

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