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March 7, 2019
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State Testing Information - April 9th and 10th

April 9th and 10th will be important testing days for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The State required SAT college admission test will start for JUNIORS on April 9. On April 10th FRESHMAN and SOPHOMORES will take the PSAT test. The SAT test is a requirement for graduation so any senior who did not take the test last year will need to sit for the test this year. On April 9th Juniors will report to school at their normal start time of 7:35 am and will be released at approximately 12:30 after testing is completed. In preparation for this test, juniors should consider 4 colleges they would like their scores sent to for free. They will complete this as part of a pre-administration session in school after Spring Break. Freshman, sophomores, and seniors will not be in attendance on April 9th. On April 10th freshmen and sophomores will report to school at the normal start time of 7:35 am and will take the PSAT test. They will be released at approximately 11:30 am. Seniors are encouraged to use both days as College Visit days. Visits can be easily scheduled on any of the college websites.

  April 9th April 10th
Freshmen Non-attendance Day PSAT 8/9 Test, 7:35 – 11:30 am
Sophomores Non-attendance Day PSAT 10, 7:35 – 11:30 am
Juniors SAT Test, 7:35 – 12:30 pm Non-attendance Day
Seniors Non-attendance Days: Suggested College Visits

College Board Suite of Assessments

The Suite of Assessments that your student will be taking has been redesigned to be more student-friendly and more relevant to the world they know. In reviewing the content of these exams, they are closely aligned with many of the instructional shifts we are making as a high school including:

  • The use of evidence to support arguments in writing
  • A strong emphasis on algebra proficiency
  • Problem-solving and data analysis
  • Application of reading, writing, language and math skills to answer questions in a variety of contexts

You can find more information about the SAT Suite of Assessments at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org

One of the key advantages of the Suite of Assessments that excites us is the availability for students to receive free, high-quality exam preparation through Khan Academy online. Students are able to take practice tests, receive immediate feedback, learn from online tutorials,  and store and retrieve previous exam scores they have taken to track their progress. This may be especially helpful for those juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT exam in October, as it will give a benchmark that Khan Academy will use to customize SAT prep for the student. You can access Khan Academy’s SAT support at https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

Some parents may still choose to have their student take one or more ACT exams during the Spring. These are offered on specific Saturdays nationwide. To register for one of these exam dates visit www.act.student.org.

Feel free to contact your student’s counselor with any questions regarding testing.