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Should you take the ACT or the SAT?

Should you take the ACT or the SAT?

Grace Klebe, news editor

October 1, 2018

It is testing season again, which means it is time for you to learn the difference between the two main tests colleges look for: the ACT and the SAT. Take this quiz to find out which test is the right one for you. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

Not the final test

Not the final test

Jack Rintoul, opinions writer

December 16, 2016

*This is a piece of satire* With finals season upon us, I thought it would be a perfect time to reflect on the greatest resume builder for students: test taking. Every year about this time students are overjoyed to begin two weeks of constant reviewing and examination. Although winter break is less...

Testing calendar

Testing calendar

Jamie Jones, interactives staff

April 11, 2016

With testing dates fast approaching, TKC has compiled a calendar of all the testing dates in the next couple of months. For more information and to find out where the tests are given, visit http://tinyurl.com/KHS-Testing and http://tinyurl.com/KHS-Test-Schedule Dates and times are subject to change. Refer to the KHS website regarding alterati...

Let’s make standardized testing great again

Let’s make standardized testing great again

Max Shulklapper, copy editor

January 22, 2016

It’s easy to think standardized tests like the ACT are just simple benchmarks used to measure students’ learning as they head towards higher education. The truth is, in fact, these examinations are much more. Just think about the benefits of standardized tests. For one, a student who spends their...

Acclimating to the ACT

Acclimating to the ACT

Jonah Wright, news writer

October 8, 2014

KHS juniors have chosen to take the ACT for 55 years. However, after the state of Missouri mandated this year that the test be taken by every junior, the KHS administration decided to put more emphasis on ACT scores in the 2014-15 school year. The required ACT will be held April 28, but before that ...

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