It’s time for standardized tests to go

Staff Editorial, Editorial Board

November 1, 2019

The new ACT individual section retake policy will only exacerbate the score gap between students who come from wealthy families and those who are less well off.   That’s because a fee must be paid for each section retake, so stu...

ACT to allow retakes for individual sections

Alex Rubinstein, News Editor

November 1, 2019

Next September, students who want to improve their ACT scores will be able to retake a single section without having to repeat the whole test.  This will allow students to focus on one section without having to worry about ...

Testing accommodations four times national average

Ezra Wallach

May 11, 2018

According to documents posted on New Trier’s website, 226 of 935, or 24 percent, of Juniors taking April’s school wide ACT received some sort of accommodation for the test, a number confirmed by administrative staff. If...

District pays $50,000 for students to take ACT, SAT

Danielle Kurensky

November 3, 2017

Despite the state’s transition to the SAT, juniors at New Trier will take both the SAT and ACT free of cost this spring as the district has paid for the ACT, which remains popular among both students and educators. Every...

ACT plans get real for juniors

Gabi Schulz, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016

On Tuesday, April 19, the junior class is scheduled to take the district required ACT. Although some have already taken it, this school funded test serves as an introduction to the college entrance exam for many. While some...

PARCC coming to East campus

Emma Willcocks

March 13, 2015

A new form of testing, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), has been implemented this year for Illinois state schools. This change follows the newly adopted Common Core State Standards...

Extra time is not for all

Jessie Webster, New Trier News

May 23, 2012

On April 29, an article was printed in the Chicago Tribune regarding the high number of Illinois public high school juniors who receive extra time or other methods of assistance while taking the ACT. They also addressed how...