Grade 11 students will have the opportunity to write the PSAT on the morning of Wednesday, October 13th. We believe that the experience of writing such a standardized test is a valuable one for all our students who plan on writing the SAT or ACT in grade 12.
By participating in the PSAT, you will gain important insights into your strengths and challenges in reading, mathematics, and writing. You will also be able to judge your aptitude for writing standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT—assessments which may have a significant impact on your future plans.
If you are planning on attending an American university or college, the PSAT is a great way to practice for the SAT. The cost of taking the test is $25 American which will be charged to your account and it will take 3 hours to write.
Please send Tracy Faith an email if you are interested in taking the PSAT - firstname.lastname@example.org. We only have room for 30 students to write so please respond as soon as you can since only the first 30 will get the opportunity to write.
***** Tracy Faith has Student Guides in her office for students to pick up*****
The most common reasons students take the PSAT:
1) To Practice for the SAT
2) To received feedback on your strengths and weaknesses in the areas of critical reading, writing and math.
3) To see how your performance measures up with those of your peers
PSAT Exam Outline
Critical Reading (2 sections, 25 minutes each)
48 Questions, all multiple choice
13 Sentence completions
35 Critical reading questions
Mathematics (2 sections, 25 minutes each)
38 questions 28 multiple choice
10 grid-in answers
*A calculator is allowed on the math sections PSAT
Writing (1 section, 30 minutes)
39 questions, all multiple choice
14 identifying sentence errors
20 improving sentences
5 improving paragraphs