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The Spring of Testing (ACT, AP exams, MCA)

Spring months signify extensive testing for students; including the ACT, MCAs, and Advanced Placement tests.
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Juliana Ward, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

Juliana Ward Staff Reporter With the snow starting to melt and temperatures rising, the school year is moving onto spring testing including the MCA’s, ACT’s and AP exams. Students in all grades are prepping themselves for the future rounds of tests that we face with the upcoming season chang...

Preparing for Finals

January 29, 2020

Maddie Combs Visuals Editor With the semester coming to a close at Orono High School, students are preparing more than ever for final exams. The arguably most stressful time of the year has come once again and is leaving many students, freshmen and seniors alike, wondering how exactly they can best...

ACT Rescheduled To March 12

An answer sheet ready for bubbling in the answers.

Kenzie Taylor, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2019

Kenzie Taylor Opinions Editor The ACT is a highly anticipated test among high schoolers, specifically juniors, who strive to earn a good score in hopes of being accepted into college. Conveniently, Orono High School holds a mandatory test for free. This year, it was scheduled to take place on F...

AP testing begins next week

AP testing begins next week

Madi Arends, Editor in Chief - print

May 2, 2014

Many students will begin AP testing on Monday, May 5.  Orono has 17 different subjects that will have an AP test for students to take. The schedule for all AP tests is below: May 5: Psychology - Noon May 6: Computer Science - a.m. Spanish Language and Culture - p.m. May 7: Calcu...

Students stress over ACT testing around the state

Prep books open many doors for good scores.
Photo/ Pete Makarov

October 16, 2012

The evolution of the ACT has changed the competition of college admissions. More than 90 percent of Orono High School students take the ACT by the end of their high school career. University of Iowa education professor E.F. Lindquist launched what we know today as the ACT test. The ACT focu...

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