In the last article, we discussed the history of the ACT and SAT standardized tests and discussed North Dakota’s involvement with these assessments. One of the most confusing aspects of these assessments is figuring out how they are scored and, for parents with students who have high GPAs, understanding why their child may have a mid- to low-range ACT score. Our objective today is to understand how the scoring works and to shed some light on why student’s score as they do The SAT total possible points range from 400 to 1600. The SAT chunks all of the data into three categories: Math, Reading, and Writing and Language. For each section, a student is assigned a score based upon the number of questions they correctly answered. For example, if a student were to…
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
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How I found the newspaper
“Tina, what do you want to be when you grow up?” asked my third-grade teacher. I remember the scenario clearly. It was early in the school year and my teacher asked me and my 8-year-old classmates what we wished to be in the future. There was a chorus of “doctor,” “veterinarian,” “police officer” and one student shouted “millionaire!” When it was my turn, I puffed up my chest and proudly stated, “I want to be a writer.” Fast forward nine years later and my goal has roughly stayed the same. In fact, here I am today, working for the newspaper. It’s temporary and I’m just an intern more or less, but I consider it to be one of my greatest achievements. But how did I get here? It’s kind of a long story…
Augusta man robbed after inviting escorts to home
An Augusta man contacted police saying he was robbed after responding to an ad for an escort.
Foster Grandparent Program mentors children, enriches seniors lives
The Southeast Missouri Foster Grandparent Program is recruiting volunteers 55 and over and organizations/schools to serve as volunteer sites in Scott, Mississippi and Butler Counties.
Girls Golf: Singh wins playoff with Murray to take Central Regional title, Raiders qualify as team
Amisha Singh's outstanding day nearly slipped away at the end, but the Smoky Hill sophomore saved herself when it counted. With a hot putter in her hands, Singh got as low as 4-under-par midway through the Class 5A Central Regional girls golf tournament Monday at City Park Golf Course, but watched a good-sized lead evaporate over the final few holes.
Transgender boy wins controversial girls state title
CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs had just won a state wrestling title Saturday in a category he didn't want to be in. But instead of wallowing in a debate about what should or should not have happened this weekend at the…
National Fund Will Help Bail Defendants Out of Jail
NEW YORK (AP) — A national effort is launching to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts The Bail Project grew out of a successful 10-year campaign in the Bronx to pay bail for needy cases, led by attorney Robin Steinberg of the Bronx Defenders, a legal assistance nonprofit. She said the decade of data from that effort showed that 95 percent of the people who were bailed out using donated money returned to court for every appearance, and that when people could get out of jail, the majority were ultimately not convicted of a crime. The project will continue in the Bronx, and will launch in January in Tulsa and St. Louis. It will grow to include 40 cities using…
PERU: Government Signs US$ 200 Million Exploration Contracts With Anadarko
The Peruvian government has signed three oil exploration and exploitation contracts evaluated at US$ 200 million. The contracts involve the state-owned oil company PeruPetro and the U.