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Students are able to relax after AP testing

Students are able to relax after AP testing

Zachary Kuchlenz, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Campus

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 with. AP testing has stressed out many students and has changed their feelings on AP classes and on whether or not they wa...

Recognition boosts students’ confidence during AP testing

Recognition boosts students’ confidence during AP testing

Izzy Bruguera, Staff Writer

May 6, 2017


Filed under Campus

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 thought of not earning a good enough grade. Recognition commission of ASB is working to fight that insecurity. After each AP cl...

Block schedule provides new opportunities

Block schedule provides new opportunities

Sarah Cheung, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Campus

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 CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) testing in English, science, and math. The te...

Testing book drive provides financial aid

Testing book drive provides financial aid

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under Campus

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 senior is taking two AP exams, as well as one SAT and one ACT. He or she will spend about $650 to $900. Let’s brea...

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

Smarter Balanced testing disrupts class

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under Campus

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 of the results of the No Child Left Behind Act, which passed in Congress and was signed into law by President George W. Bush....

AP testing looms over students

AP testing looms over students

Kian Karamdashti, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014


Filed under Campus, Top News

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 in to take the first AP test of the 2013-1014 school year. From May 5 to May 16, Carlmont's Scots' gym will be home for...

Few students attend Smarter Balance testing

Few students attend Smarter Balance testing

Lauren Tierney, Staff Writer

May 1, 2014


Filed under Campus, Top News

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 among 10th and 11th graders. Administrative Vice Principal Ralph Crame said, “I was disappointed in the lack of attendanc...

Testing for the guinea pigs

Testing for the guinea pigs

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014


Filed under Campus

Testing for prospective national standardized testing next week created mixed emotions across campus. April 28 and 29, juniors and will participate in national standardized tests known as Smarter Balanced. Sophomores will undergo the STAR Life Science test. The Smarter Balanced test this year is just ...

HIV testing promoted to stand against the epidemic

HIV testing promoted to stand against the epidemic

Taran Sun, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014


Filed under News

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 organization launched in 2009, has worked to create targeted campaigns to increase knowledge and promote actions to prevent...

Out with STAR, in with the new standardized testing

Out with STAR, in with the new standardized testing

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

January 17, 2013


Filed under Campus, News

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 way STAR testing is done in all California schools. This would consist of multiple changes, such as switching to less multi...

AP testing anticipation

May 7, 2012


Filed under Campus

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...

Students prepare for STAR testing

April 18, 2012


Filed under Campus

April 24 marks the first day that Carlmont students will take the Standardized Testing and Reporting test. During this period, students will attend certain classes on certain days. On the first day of testing, students will attend their first, second, third, and seventh period classes once they have...

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