8th Grade PSAT Exam Information

8th Grade PSAT Exam Information
Posted on 08/30/2018
PSAT ExamThe PSAT 8/9 exam is scheduled to be given to all 8th grade students during the school day on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. PSAT 8/9 is a College Board test that provides practice for, and early exposure to, college entrance exams. Additionally, we use the College Board program, “AP Potential”, to identify students who are not taking advanced course work when scores show they would be successful in advanced courses. This data is used to talk with students and parents to inform course choices in high school and beyond.
We will begin testing promptly at 9 a.m. on October 10th. We are asking for your help in ensuring your students have a good night’s sleep and arrive to school early so that they can get settled in their testing rooms before the test begins. Please cancel or rearrange appointments, as there are no alternative testing dates available for this assessment.
Please remind students that cell phones, smart watches, watches, computers, and all electronic devices must be off and in their lockers during the testing day. Also, students will need to bring water, healthy snacks, two #2 pencils (they may not be mechanical), and a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator. We will have a limited number of graphing calculators available for students who do not own one in the testing rooms, but to ensure your student has a calculator to use during testing, it is best if he/she brings their own. We realize that a graphing calculator is an expensive piece of technology; however, students may use a graphing calculator for their math and science courses and college entrance exams from 8th grade through college, so it is a great investment.
What is the PSAT 8/9, and how can my student prepare for the test? https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/inside-the-test
What should my student bring to the testing room on October 10, 2018? Two #2 pencils, water bottle, healthy snack, TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator
What should my student NOT bring to the testing room on October 10, 2018? highlighters, cell phone, laptop, smart watch, all other electronic devices (except for calculator noted above)
What about the CRMS 6th & 7th graders…what will they be doing on October 10, 2018? The 6th & 7th graders will be on a regular schedule, though a few classrooms may be relocated to a different room in the building. Please make sure your 6th & 7th grade students attend classes on October 10th.
Who should I contact with additional questions that aren’t addressed above? Cassandra Ricks, Assistant Principal and Campus Testing Coordinator: Cassandra.ricks@leanderisd.org