Freshman PSAT 8/9 Exam
With the state's decision to change the junior year assessment to the SAT, OPRFHS has adopted the PSAT 8/9 (for freshmen) and PSAT 10 (for sophomores) to create an aligned series of tests that will help prepare our students for their college admissions test. PSAT tests are structured in the same way and contain questions in the same content and skill areas as the SAT; the questions get more complex and address deeper knowledge and skills from PSAT 8/9 to PSAT 10 to the SAT. This series of tests will give parents, students, and high school staff useful information about each student’s progress toward college and career readiness. The District will pay the cost of the tests in freshman and sophomore year; the state pays for testing in the junior year.
The PSAT 8/9 dates for 2019-20 are as follows:
- School Sponsored testing is October 12, 2019. No prior registration for the test is required.
- State Sponsored testing is April 16, 2020. No prior registration for the test is required.
No classes will meet on October 16, 2019 and April 16, 2020, except for our TEAM program, which will meet as usual. The day will be used for school-wide testing of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Seniors will be in attendance on October 16th, they will not attend on April 16th.
Testing will begin at 8:00 a.m. Students will be dismissed early from school upon the conclusion of the test. Most students will finish by 1:00.
Students who have testing accommodations in an IEP or 504 plan will receive them. No application to College Board is necessary for testing accommodations on the PSAT 8/9. Students whose IEP accommodations allow them to listen to an audio version of the test will test over two days due to the extended time required for testing. Testing for these students will be completed on April 13, and students will be excused from their classes while they are completing the test.
Please contact Ms. Krystle Jones (434-3235 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Mayra Delgado (434-3517 or email@example.com) if you have any questions about the PSAT 8/9. If you have questions about IEP or 504 testing accommodations, please contact Ms. Margaret Collins (434-3121 or firstname.lastname@example.org).