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PSAT 10

WHO: All MSHS sophomore students
PLACE: MSHS Field House
DATE: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
TIME: Approximately 8:15-Noon
COST: This assessment is provided at no cost to the student

The PSAT 10 assessment will help students prepare for the future. By taking the PSAT 10, students will learn which skills they need to work on for continued success through high school and in college. In addition, the PSAT 10 will identify areas where students excel and may want to consider taking higher-level courses, as well as areas they should focus on to improve academically. Please note that PSAT 10 scores are not sent to colleges.

WHAT IS THE PSAT 10?

The PSAT 10 is an assessment given to tenth-graders that is closely aligned to the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and the PSAT 8/9. It consists of questions in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and in Math.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING THE PSAT 10 ASSESSMENT?

It helps establish a baseline for students as they enter high school and begin preparing for college and career. It also provides students with better access to data and personalized study through online College Board and Khan Academy resources.

WHEN WILL STUDENTS TAKE THE PSAT 10ASSESSMENT?

It will be administered to all freshman students during school in April.

HOW SHOULD STUDENTS PREPARE?

The best preparation is to deeply engage in classroom learning and practice skills over time. On test day, students should answer all the questions to the best of their ability. If will also help if they get plenty of sleep the night before test day.

WHAT SHOULD STUDENTS BRING ON TEST DAY?

Students will need two No. 2 pencils with soft erasers and an acceptable calculator.

HOW LONG WILL THE ASSESSMENT TAKE AND HOW MANY QUESTIONS ARE THERE?

Actual testing time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. There are 47 Reading Test questions, 44 Writing and Language Test questions, and 48 Math Test questions.

WHAT IF STUDENTS DON'T KNOW AN ANSWER?

Students may encounter some difficult questions that they don't know how to answer. Please do not get discouraged if this happens. Students should answer every question to the best of their ability. There is no penalty for answering incorrectly.

HOW DO STUDENTS RECEIVE PSAT 10 SCORES?

Students will get a paper score report at school with a unique code giving them access to a robust online score report. The scores reported will grow to include every test students take that is part of the SAT Suite of Assessments. For more information, see collegeboard.org/sat-suite.

The online experience (for students age 13 and older) is designed to help students understand the scores better and to use the feedback to build new skills based on a detailed breakdown of their performance.


 

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