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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Travelers wait in security lines at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport Oct. 21. With Park students traveling over MEA break, what precautions should the students be taking to ensure safety?

Staff Editorial: MEA break travel requires collective responsibility

October 25, 2021

With MEA break being a vital traveling weekend for many students to visit colleges, Park has given no guidance to traveling students for how they can stop the spread of COVID-19. The Echo Editorial Board...

Standardized testing beneficial

Standardized testing beneficial

Sam Swisher May 16, 2021

Throughout my high school years, one of the most daunting aspects has been standardized testing. Whether it be the ACT, SAT or MCA, standardized testing is present throughout many students' time in school....

Juniors wait to enter the field house to take the ACT March 2. Many precautions were taken before and during the test to ensure a safer environment.

Juniors take ACT

Laniyah Thornton March 4, 2021

Preparing for large in-person events during a pandemic has entailed paying extra attention to detail, especially during the ACT, for test coordinator Jamie LaPray, this rang true as she proctored the ACT. “I...

Students exit the field house after taking the PSAT Jan. 27. Students were required to wear masks and desks were distanced six feet apart in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.

Park holds in-person PSAT

Molly Schochet and Oliver Smith January 28, 2021

On top of enforcing normal exam rules that increase test security, Park testing coordinator Jamie Lapray had to figure out how to enforce new COVID-19 guidelines for the PSAT. “We just do our best...

A COVID-19 testing site sign directs cars in to the Park Nicollet parking lot. Testing is available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends.

New COVID-19 Testing Sites

Oliver Smith November 23, 2020

New COVID-19 testing sites are opening across Minnesota. For now, testing is only recommended for those who have symptoms or those who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive.

High school student advocate Jami Lapray prepares for students to continue registering for AP testing.

COVID-19 precautions change standardized testing

Sam Swisher November 6, 2020

As Park ends its first round of fully distance Measure of Academic Progress testing, testing coordinator Jami LaPray said Park will utilize its hybrid plan to help ensure any testing done in person will...

Art by Emmy Pearson. 
Recently there has been an increase in COVID-19 testing in Minnesota, allowing for more cases to be confirmed in the state.

Breaking down the surge in COVID-19 testing

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte May 13, 2020

Minnesota's new $36 million COVID-19 testing strategy has given rise to a new level of confusion surrounding the severity of the virus, the rate at which it spreads and what these numbers mean for the...

Art by Maggie Klaers. College Board announced exams will be given May 11-22, with makeup tests June 1-5.
Each subjects test will be taken at the same time worldwide, and students can take the tests from home or school if schools are open, on any device.

College Board updates testing plan

Marta Hill April 3, 2020

In the face of COVID-19, College Board has altered the typical testing format for Advanced Placement tests. College Board announced exams will be given May 11-22, with makeup tests June 1-5. According...

Quiet testing sign reminds students to be aware of others who are taking a standardized test. Park changed the schedule to a block schedule to accommodate testing Sept. 26.

Park holds PSAT

Isra Mohamed and Molly Schochet October 2, 2019

The PSAT will be held Oct. 16 for juniors and sophomores who sign up. The PSAT is recommended in order to gain experience on standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT. If you have any questions, please...

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How to prepare for testing

Sofia Seewald August 28, 2018

The start of another school year means standardized tests are right around the corner. Here is some helpful information to make sure you are prepared for the big tests.

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