March 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

At Home, Digital Testing Will be Default Option for AP Exams When Possible

At home, digital Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be, when possible, the default option for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students this semester, school officials discussed during a meeting last week. This strategy accommodates distancing, supports operational needs during reopening and builds on “lessons learned last year,” said Scott Murphy, director of MCPS College and […]

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August 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County, MCPS Discussing SAT Location Options Amid Pandemic

This year, SAT testing could look a little different compared to previous years due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The county continues to work with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to develop possible locations for student learning efforts, including SATs. Dr. Earl Stoddard, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management Director, says there may be opportunities for […]

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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 17, 2015 | Krista Brick

College Board Offers Students Free SAT Test for June Printing Error

The nearly half a million students who got less time to take a portion of the SAT on June 6 will now have the option to retake that test for free in October. According to an email from The College Board, the company that distributes the SAT- a right of passage and cause of angst […]

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October 7, 2014 | Krista Brick

MCPS Graduates Outperform the State and the Nation on SAT

The Montgomery County Public Schools Class of 2014 earned a combined average SAT score of 1650, a two-point increase over the previous year and significantly higher than graduates from across the state of Maryland and the nation, according to a press release from the county school system. You can read the full report here. The […]

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August 30, 2013 | Nancy Frieder

College Application Essay: A Dream or Nightmare?

Recently there has been a lot of mention in the news about reaching the 50-year milestone anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic march on our nation’s capital. Now this may seem a little strange, but it has gotten me thinking about college application essays. Perhaps you’re thinking that I’m taking this too far, Or that […]

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October 2, 2012 | Staff Writer

MCPS: Record SAT Scores (Video)

Montgomery County Public Schools class of 2012 set a new SAT score record producing an average score of 1651. This score far outranked their peers on both the national and statewide level. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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