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PSAT date pushed

Photo illustration by Gabriel Kaplan. The PSAT has been postponed, presenting students with more time to prepare.
Distance learning affects testing
October 17, 2020

With the School Board decision Sept.19 to postpone hybrid learning, test coordinator Jami Lapray said Park would push back the testing date of the PSAT because of concerns for student and staff health. “Because...

College Board announces COVID-19 plan

College Board announces COVID-19 plan
At-home, abbreviated testing will likely replace standard form
March 20, 2020

This story is updated as of 12:10 p.m. March 20. According to a release published by the College Board, which administers Advanced Placement exams and the SAT tests, the testing will focus on what students...

Math department plans test prep

Junior Jamie Sorenson studies for the ACT during his study hall. All Park juniors can take the ACT at school Feb. 20.
Sophomores and juniors study for upcoming ACT
January 10, 2019

According to math teacher Amanda Forsberg, as the ACT date for all juniors at Park quickly approaches, the math department is working to prepare students for the high-stakes test. “The last couple...

Park lacks National Merit Scholars

Senior Ian Sandbo takes test in math class on Sep. 23. No students qualified for the National Merit Award this year.
No seniors named semifinalists
October 13, 2017

After discovering his grade is the first in several years to not have any National Merit Scholars named, senior David Salamzadeh said he thinks the lack of National Merit Scholars does not accurately represent...

PSAT to take place Oct. 11

Junior Alaysha McCall-Davis completes a test in room A305. The PSAT takes place at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 11 in the old gym.
Test registration deadline Oct. 6
October 6, 2017

Park will be holding the annual Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test  Oct. 6, according to Assistant School Assessment Coordinator Jami LaPray. According to LaPray, there are certain requirements...

Students plan for SAT

Students plan for SAT
Practice standardized test aids in preparation
October 13, 2015

Junior Aaron Councilman didn’t study for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test when he took it last year. He doesn’t plan on studying this year either, instead choosing to see what happens on test...

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