A look into the history of AP testing

A look into the history of AP testing

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager

April 24, 2017

With AP testing right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to take a trip into the history books, and learn where this “life consuming” testing originated from.   The Ford Foundation created the Fund for the Advancement of Education. This was designed to study the overlap between...

Amazing APES

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017

    When asked why AP Environmental Science was an important class here at El Modena, Ms. Kung replied with, "because they will learn about the world they live in."    The goal of the APES is to demonstrate the positive and negative effects we have on our Earth, but mostly negative, as stated...

AP Testing: College Credit or Collateral Chaos

Statistics regarding the amount of students who participated in 2013 AP testing (Photo via Wikipedia under the Creative Commons License).

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

March 3, 2017

Expo marker notes cover the whiteboard like a hailstorm of knowledge. Next to a Mount Everest sized stack of scribbled papers. A gush of wind hits as review books rapidly turn, and zombie like expressions of  distress can be heard through the school halls. This horror scene becomes  reality during...

Helpful Tips for AP Testing

Keep Calm: Visit the College Board website for information on your AP Courses.

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager

April 9, 2016

The Advanced Placement Exams in May area a tumor of stress for many Vanguards. Below are some tips and pieces of advice for those who are taking any AP Exam or are planning to take an AP Courses. Buy a review book:  Get an AP Course Review book. Most of them are created by the makers of the test so t...

Not Worth Ninety-Two Dollars

Time to Test: An AP phsychology exam packet.

Lauren Kliewer, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2016

It seems that we learn a year’s worth of knowledge in a subject and are expected to pass one test that determines if we get the credit for the class or not. Is that a lot of pressure? I think so. Every year kids depend on passing their AP tests to skip classes and get college credit for the future....

An Honors Night to Remember

Students and parents ask AP teachers about their curricula

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

March 16, 2016

El Modena is proud to offer multiple AP and Honors classes to enrich the education of its students.  Our classes are one of the most important aspects of our school’s reputation.  These classes were showcased on Monday, March 14 at the AP and Honors night. The event was primarily to introduce eight ...

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