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 SAT prep books can cost anywhere from $15 to $40.

Students have no choice but to give their money to College Board

September 23, 2017

Come pay $60 to take a five-hour test in a random class room that will determine if you're smart enough to go to college! Pay only $500 an hour for the best strategy-teaching...

Ziad Kedkad, a sophomore, goes to the library in his free time after AP testing.

Students are able to relax after AP testing

May 24, 2017

Students spend most of their time towards the end of the school studying for AP testing. Now that it is over, students are relieved that and are glad that the testing is over w...

Recognition makes signs for every AP class wishing the students good luck before their test and congratulating them after.

Recognition boosts students’ confidence during AP testing

May 6, 2017

While the end of the school year seems right around the corner, finals and AP testing lurk closer and closer. Testing brings students inevitable stress and insecurity at the th...

The longer class period  allows students in Spanish class to enjoy hands-on activities, such as recording videos  of conversations to review later.

Block schedule provides new opportunities

April 26, 2017

On April 26 and April 27, the Carlmont schedule will be switched to a block schedule due to standardized testing.  This change was made to allow sophomores and juniors to complete their CAA...

ASB promotes the testing book drive around campus.

Testing book drive provides financial aid

February 6, 2017

High school students are often encouraged to take great measures in preparing for standardized tests, such as the SAT, ACT, and AP exams. Unfortunately, the costs add up. Say a se...

Sophomores had to recall knowledge acquired in freshman biology during the Smarter Balanced testing.

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

April 22, 2016

Aside from heralding the beginning of spring, April is the harbinger of the Smarter Balanced assessments. Sophomores are tested in biology and juniors in English. This is part...

The Scots' gym  will hold the taking of the AP exams from May 5 to May 16

AP testing looms over students

May 8, 2014

When Carlmont students arrived to school on May 5, they may have noticed a few students filing into a closed-off  Scots' gym filled with white chairs. These students were heading...

Few students attend Smarter Balance testing

Few students attend Smarter Balance testing

May 1, 2014

Many 10th and 11th graders saw the Smarter Balance test as a chance to sleep in. The Smarter Balance test given on April 28 and 29 resulted in lower than 50 percent attendance...

Testing for the guinea pigs

April 24, 2014

Testing for prospective national standardized testing next week created mixed emotions across campus. April 28 and 29, juniors and will participate in national standardized...

AIDS testing is being promoted by San Mateo County. (Creative Commons image posted by

HIV testing promoted to stand against the epidemic

March 5, 2014

The “San Mateo County Greater Than AIDS” campaign was kicked off on March 4 by the San Mateo County Health System to promote HIV and AIDS awareness. Greater Than AIDS, an...

Kaitlyn Kelly taking notes in class

Out with STAR, in with the new standardized testing

January 17, 2013

California is taking the initiative to change the way state testing is done and make it more specialized to each student. California's school chief proposed a change to the ...

AP testing anticipation

May 7, 2012

Advanced Placement testing starts this week and many people are stressing out in anticipation for it. "I have my first test on Monday," said junior Christina Rice. "I've been preparing just by reading my notes every night and doing the review worksheets that my teacher gave us." Students with various different AP classes are forced to study for the different subjects at the same time. AP testing...

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