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News for May 8

by Lancer Media

May 8, 2019

All Seniors that have played a Varsity Team Sport are eligible for a $1000 Scholarship.  A scholarship will be awarded to one male and female athlete. Applications are due today. If you have any questions please see Ms. Failor Over the next two weeks students will be testing throughout the day. We...

Maryland plans to replace PARCC with new standardized test

Maryland plans to replace PARCC with new standardized test

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

October 18, 2018

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—or PARCC test, as it is more commonly known—is being scrapped in Maryland. This online standardized test is familiar to most Maryland high school students, as it must be taken by students in English 10 and Algebra I (and, for the ...

Technology fail: Students learn better with old-fashioned pencil and paper

Technology fail:  Students learn better with old-fashioned pencil and paper

by Tory Spruill, Reporter

May 18, 2016

With the learning environment directed towards more BYOD technology, school systems are emphasizing lowering printing costs, which helps the budget and the environment. Many teachers and students, however, prefer paper-integrated learning over a screen. Is the old-fashioned paper method of learni...

PARCC testing stresses students, parents, teachers

PARCC testing stresses students, parents, teachers

by Emily Gorham and Alicia Nasto

December 23, 2014

Across the nation, students are taking the PARCC assessments (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College), new standardized tests that will be used, eventually, in all grades, K-12. This test cycle measures student performance in Mathematics and English 10. According to the PARCC website, each online test costs approxima...

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