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The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

MCHS students take two standardized tests during their junior year—the Preliminary SAT in the fall and the official SAT in the spring.

MCHS students take SAT and PSAT during testing week

Ella Trimingham, Freelance Editor April 11, 2023

SATs and PSATs will be held on April 12-13 at the Upper Campus and the Freshman Campus.   The schedule is different each day depending on grade level. On Wednesday, juniors will take the SAT, so freshmen,...

The door of the College and Career Center at the Upper Campus advertises a variety of opportunities for juniors who are preparing to take the SAT this spring.

MCHS offers to cover cost of SAT test in early March for juniors

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor January 27, 2023

Juniors can now get reimbursed for taking an additional SAT on March 11 at MCHS, a national testing site this year. The opportunity comes ahead of the state-mandated testing day on April 12. It gives...

Point-counterpoint: Worth the stress?

Point-counterpoint: Worth the stress?

October 25, 2022

Every year in the fall, MCHS juniors take the Preliminary SAT. Sometimes freshmen and sophomores take versions of the test, and sometimes eighth graders visit the school to take the PSAT 8. This year,...

MCHS juniors will take the PSAT on April 13. The next day, freshmen and sophomores will take the PSAT. When they are not testing, students will either learn asynchronously at home or will enjoy a day off from school.

Standardized testing week ahead for freshmen, sophomores and juniors

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor April 11, 2022

All juniors will partake in the school day SAT on Wednesday, per Illinois and MCHS graduation requirements. Freshmen and sophomores will take the PSAT on Thursday. Both days will be an early release.  The...

Preparing for standardized test can be stressful enough when its not a pandemic. The states choice to seek a federal testing waiver is the right decision.

Opinion: Let’s skip standardized tests this year

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor March 2, 2021

Testing during a pandemic is a hard concept to grasp. With students at home, and others at school, the amount of attention and one-on-one time needed for students is not fully available, making rates of...

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