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CHS students prepare for the future of digital standardized testing.

CHS powers through digital standardized testing

Isabella San Filippo and Rebecca Mclean November 22, 2023

The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is changing, but how drastically? On Oct. 11, pioneering sophomores took the first online PSAT. The test went fully remote to prepare students for the new SAT format, which will...

Many students struggle to achieve their SAT/ACT scores which has started to induce stress as to the options of colleges they are able to go to.

Test-optional colleges creates stress for students

Jordan Juliano and Emma Makin November 23, 2022

High school students have not been receiving perfect scores on the SAT or ACT, raising questions on whether aptitude tests are really necessary . Based on a scale of 1600 points and 36 points, the SAT...

Survey of 54 CHS Students from Oct. 13 to Oct. 21.

Students suffer from academic burnout

Ruth Crawford November 23, 2022

With the school year now in full swing, many CHS students find their workload to be overbearing. The transition from summer to school can be difficult for students to adapt to, especially when considering...

Survey of 45 CHS students from April 26,2022 to May 2,2022.

College Board’s SAT joins the digital age

Emma Makin and Dara Fisher May 20, 2022

The College Board’s SAT joins the world’s shift in going virtual, as the Class of 2024 and 2025 will be the first to take the new, digital version of the exam. According to the College Board, the...

SAT statistics from the CHS Guidance Department.

Seniors offered the opportunity to take an in-school SAT

Ella Lukowiak November 25, 2020

Instead of showing up to take a seat at an unfamiliar school, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, CHS seniors were given the opportunity to take the SAT at one of the places they know best: CHS. “With all the...

According to a study by Harvard University, 69% of students cite
getting into a good college as a source of stress.

The SAT and its role for students in today’s society

Jacqueline Litowinsky November 25, 2020

The SAT: a test feared by juniors and seniors alike. The questions of “What happens if I don’t get a good score?” and “Will I get accepted into college?” Since the SAT’s inception in 1926,...

CHS will now be able to administer the SAT to Seniors to help with college admissions.

Seniors can now take the SAT at CHS

Nicola DeGregorio October 2, 2020

On Oct. 14, CHS will administer the SAT to seniors.  According to the College Board, tests from the months of March through July were canceled due to the coronavirus, making it difficult for the Class...

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SAT prep courses popular among students

Phoebe Drummond February 10, 2017

While nearly 2.1 million students from the Class of 2016 took the ACT, nearly 1.7 million opted for the SAT, according to The Washington Post and the SAT Suite of Assessments, respectively. Both of...

Boston College, where annual tuition is $65,644 for the 2016-17 school year.

College debt proves undue burden on undergraduates

Izzy Cavazzoni December 22, 2016

After sleepless nights, hundreds of coffees, countless extracurricular activities and copious amounts of standardized testing, you are accepted into your dream college – and you are thousands of dollars...

EICs Izzy Cavazzoni and Courtney Kushnir look back on their time with The Inkblot.

Changed SAT will better predict students’ college chances

May 1, 2014

High school students face a number of challenges in the college application process. From innumerable essays and resume edits to visiting schools, the hoops that the average high school student has to...

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