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Annual PSAT testing held for sophomores, registered juniors

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is held on Wednesday in the large and small gym as well as classrooms throughout Coppell High School for sophomores and registered juniors, who are required to pay a $17 fee. The test allows testers to receive scholarship opportunities from national programs.

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor

October 12, 2018

Wednesday morning, the Coppell High School large gym hallway filled with lively and nervous chatter from the awaiting crowd of test takers of the school organized test, the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test).   Administered every October, the PSAT is open...

The new normality of test prep: leveling the standardized testing playing field

Karen Dillard's College Prep is a standardized preparation center with locations in Coppell, Plano, Colleyville and Frisco. Many students of Coppell High School attend KD to prepare for their SAT, ACT, PSAT/NMSQT, college applications and SAT Subject Tests. Photo by Bren Fletchner.

Tanya Raghu, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

The previously unheard of eight day school week is the reality for many students at Coppell High School with countless weekends being spent at Karen Dillard’s College Prep.   A program comprised of 14 two ur SAT, PSAT/NMSQT verbal and math scheduled classes, weekly workshops for practice, ...

Guide to this week’s AP, state testing

May 5, 2014

By Kara Hallam Staff Writer With over 25 exams being administered in the next two weeks, it can be hard to keep track of Advanced Placement  (AP) testing and End-of-Course (EOC) exams. Below, is what students need to know for test day from schedules to rules and even a few tips and study guides. For...

Juniors experience last TAKS test

April 25, 2013

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer After taking the TAKS test since they were in 3rd third grade, the juniors at Coppell High School and across the state of Texas have completed their final TAKS test today, the social studies test. The Texas Addesment of Knowledge and Skill is a standardized test...

Juniors to finish last round of TAKS testing

April 10, 2013

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer In a little less than two weeks the junior class will be taking its last three tests for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skill (TAKS). The juniors will be testing from April 23-25 taking the math, science and social study tests. The junior class is the last grade...

Texas legislature proposes major changes to class requirements

Texas legislature proposes major changes to class requirements

April 8, 2013

By Rachel Bush Staff Photographer High schools across the state of Texas are uncharacteristically tuned into a series of bills making its way through the state legislature.  This over-stressed and over-tested generation of young people may catch a break as HB5 (House Bill 5) appears destined to...

Students prepare for upcoming SAT

March 7, 2013

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer Though the first day of spring break is this Saturday, many students will be spending their morning taking the SAT. The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions. For some juniors, this will be their first time to take the test, but others took the SAT...



January 23, 2013

In the spring semester of each school year, the period of time for the dreaded standardized testing rolls back around. Starting in 3rd grade and continuing into 11th, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires public schools to administer the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) to...

Gifted and talented testing for next semester is here

January 22, 2013

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer The deadline to apply for testing into the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program of Coppell ISD is January 22nd. Students in grades five through twelve may apply to be apart of the program next semester (or next year for fifth grade students) as long as they did not test...

Today last day to register for the PSAT

October 12, 2012

By Elizabeth Sims Staff Writer Today is the last day to register for the PSAT that will occur on next Wednesday. Sophomores do not have to register or pay for the test as they will all take it with the juniors. Juniors must register for the PSAT and pay a $20 registration fee. If you do not r...

Seniors, freshman enjoy late arrival

March 6, 2012

By Chase Porter Staff Writer Tomorrow, March 7th marks the first TAKs test of the year but only for sophomores and juniors. One of the benefits to being the bottom of the totem and the cream of the crop is late arrival on TAKs days. Since seniors do not have to take TAKs and freshmen don't star...

TAKS testing this week

March 5, 2012

By Kara Adkins Online Copy Editor This Wednesday, March 7, sophomore and junior students around Texas will be taking the TAKS test. This means that freshman and seniors get to come in at 12 pm after testing is over for late arrival. The school advices students testing on Wednesday to get a good n...