PSAT

  • 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)  

     

    Benefits

    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®.

     

    Resources

    • 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 burd@rjuhsd.us, 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:



    Contacts

    Kassie Hildebrand, Counselor childebrand@rjushd.us

    Briana Hurd, Assistant Principal bhurd@rjuhsd.us