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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Standardized multiple choice testing has become a staple for high school education, but that does not mean it yields positive results. The Sidekick junior staff writer Anushree De examines the faults in this form of testing and advocates for reform.

The choice to end all choices

Anushree De, Advertising and Circulations Manager September 12, 2022

Sweat beads condense on my forehead as I stare at the paper in front of me in utter confusion. The pencil in my hand trembles, perhaps as preposterously perplexed as I. And on the grand horizon of the...

Students reach high to take standardized tests such as the SAT and the ACT. The Sidekick staff writer Saniya Koppikar thinks recent changes to the college admissions process lowering the importance of standardized testing are beneficial to students. Graphic by Jayden Chui

Stepping away from standardized testing

Saniya Koppikar, Staff Writer January 24, 2022

Dear High Schooler,  We’re writing to inform you that your SAT registration on December 4, 2021, at Coppell Hs, has been canceled.   It’s not my inbox that receives the email, but my friend’s. My...

Got You Covered is a Sidekick series detailing five events happening at Coppell High School the following week. It will be posted every Monday for the rest of the 2021-22 school year.

Got You Covered: 11/1 – 11/6

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor November 1, 2021

The joint Coppell ISD Board of Trustees and Coppell City Council meeting scheduled for today at the Coppell Arts Center has been postponed.  Coppell Band performs its 2021 marching show “Carousel”...

Coppell ISD announced that the free school SAT originally scheduled for Wednesday will be postponed to Wednesday, March 24.. College Board will be unable to provide testing materials by the original date.

Wednesday SAT rescheduled to March 24

Anette Varghese, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

On Friday, Coppell ISD rescheduled the free SAT on Wednesday to Wednesday, March 24 after learning that the College Board is unable to provide the testing materials in time for the originally scheduled...

Due to COVID-19, the College Board has decided to eliminate the essay portion of the SAT as well as SAT subject tests. After June, the essay will no longer be offered in an effort to make the standardized test more cheaper to lower income students.

College board prioritizing equity by canceling SAT essay, subject testing

Eva Wheeler, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

On Jan. 19, the College Board announced major changes to the SAT as a result of  COVID-19 and its goal of making testing available for everyone. These alterations included discontinuing the SAT subject...

CollegeBoard and ACT have canceled national March and April testing dates to June and July because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Both organizations will offer students full refunds for the next testing they sign up for.

International SAT, ACT exams postponed due to COVID-19

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor March 17, 2020

The CollegeBoard and ACT organizations, which run the SAT and ACT international college entrance exams, respectively, announced Monday that they will be canceling future testing dates due to the coronavirus...

Straight from the seniors: CHS seniors offer academic, college-related advice

Straight from the seniors: CHS seniors offer academic, college-related advice

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer March 3, 2017

While walking these halls for four years, one thought has loomed over the minds of many: college.   A lot of what we do as students is to contribute to where we will be for the next four years....

Junior Lauren Milam takes a practice PSAT during lunch. Photo by Pranathi Chitta.

PSAT testing Wednesday for sophomores, juniors

October 10, 2014

By Pranathi Chitta staff writer @prannydacheetah   On Oct.15, sophomores and juniors in the Coppell Independent School District will be taking the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test,...

SAT rescheduling disappoints test takers

December 8, 2013

By Kara Hallam Staff Writer Many students sighed in frustration while others sighed in relief as they read the Facebook announcement that the Dec. 7 Standardized Achievement Test was cancelled due to...

Shah makes perfect SAT score

September 6, 2013

By Shruthika Pochampally Staff Writer For someone who recently accomplished the astonishing feat of making a perfect score on the SAT, Coppell High School senior Kavi Shah is remarkably modest....

SAT practice test to prepare students

April 9, 2013

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer CHS Project Graduation is offering the last practice SAT test of this school year. It will be held on Saturday, April 13th at Coppell High School. Students will take...

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