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March 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

College Board Confirms At-Home AP Exams

The College Board confirmed Friday that face-to-face Advanced Placement (AP) exams will not happen this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.  In a statement, the board said that it will administer 45-minute online exams at home that students can take on any device they have including a computer, tablet or even smartphone. A photo of […]

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March 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

College Board Cancels May SAT, Developing Way to Take AP Tests at Home

The College Board announced Monday that it has canceled the May 2 SAT exam due to the spread of the coronavirus. The March 14 SAT make-up day is also canceled.  In response to COVID-19, we're canceling the May 2 SAT, as well as March makeup exams. Registered students will receive refunds. We will provide additional […]

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June 12, 2015 | Krista Brick

Nearly 500,000 Students Affected by SAT Testing Issue Nationwide

Almost 500,000 students nationwide who took the SAT on June 6 will not have a portion of that test counted in their final score and that’s not sitting well with some local parents. According to the College Board, on June 6, Educational Testing Service (ETS) informed the College Board that there was a printing error in […]

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February 11, 2014 | Staff Writer

Maryland Leads Nation in AP Success

Maryland students have led the nation in success on the Advanced Placement (AP) exams for eight straight years, according to a new report from the College Board. The percentage of Maryland seniors who earned a score of 3 or higher on one or more AP exams reached 29.6 in 2013, the highest percentage in the […]

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October 22, 2013 | Nancy Frieder

What’s the Final Word about the Word Count for Essays?

The essays on the College Board's Common Application must be between 250 and 650 words. Shorter or longer essays will be rejected when they're electronically submitted. It’s that simple. Or is it? Students understand the concept, but sometimes they still aren’t sure how long their essays should be. I helped a student whose completed essay […]

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