Our district offers the PSAT to all current 10th graders as a way to help prepare students for college- and career-readiness. This test is free to all 10th grade students and may be purchased by 9th and 11th graders.
Test Day: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Time: During the school day before lunch
Who is Testing: One free test will be given to all 10th graders and any 9th and 11th graders who would like to purchase an exam.
Sign Ups: There is no further action required on your part, unless you would like to opt your student out of testing, or your student has a 504 plan or is on an IEP. (see below)
Students benefit from taking the PSAT in several ways:
- It identifies their academic strengths and weaknesses early in high school, when there's plenty of time to improve before college.
- It lets them know which Advanced Placement (AP) courses they're most likely to do well in.
- It's a great way to practice for the PSAT/NMSQT in 11th grade, which qualifies them for the National Merit Scholarship Program and a chance to win recognition and money for college.
- When they take the PSAT, your child can opt in to Student Search Service and connect to over $300 million in scholarships. Learn more about scholarships.
- It's a great way to practice for the SAT, a test that's an important part of college applications.
- Your child can use their PSAT score to get a free, personalized SAT practice plan through Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®.
- To learn more about the PSAT, visit the College Board PSAT website. The PSAT consists of three parts: the Reading Test, the Writing and Language Test, and the Math Test.
- To opt out of the PSAT, you must submit your request by Friday, August 26th. Click Here for the Opt Out Form: WPHS PSAT Opt Out
- Students with 504 plans or IEPs who might normally receive accommodations for assessments must apply for accommodations using this form: SSD Accommodations Request Form. This form must be completed and returned to Mrs. Hurd by Friday, August 26, 2022. It can be scanned and emailed to email@example.com, or brought to the main office in person.
- Students need to make a College Board account in order to view their scores when they are released. They can make an account by clicking this link: Create a College Board Account
- Free test prep materials can be found at the following links:
Kassie Hildebrand, Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Briana Hurd, Assistant Principal email@example.com