PSAT / SAT October 10th

October 2, 2018

SAT SCORES ARE IN AS OF NOVEMBER 5TH. CHECK YOUR COLLEGEBOARD ONLINE ACCOUNT. PAPER SCORE REPORTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE REGISTRAR’S DESK.

 

This year’s PSAT/SAT testing day is Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The freshmen will be taking the PSAT 8/9, sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT, and seniors will take the SAT. This is an Early Release day and students will be dismissed from school at 12:20 pm. There will be no Zero period or before school activities.

Seniors will be doing the SAT.

Seniors: The FREE School Day SAT is coming up on October 10th. Lebanon School District offers this test for free for Seniors on this date only. Even if you have already taken the test, you can improve your score. And remember…it is a regular school day so if you don’t sign up, you still need to come to school. If you want to take this test, you must sign up in the College and Career Center! There are a limited number of spots available, so don’t delay! Sign up today!  Seniors you are not able to sign up online through your Collegeboard account for the school day SAT.

Sophomores and Juniors will be taking the PSAT

Freshmen will be taking the PSAT 9 test (similar to the PSAT)

Test Day Information – October 10th

For more information about the PSAT and SAT see https://www.collegeboard.org/

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PSAT TEST DAY INFORMATION – Grades 9, 10, 11

This is a regular school day
All students should be at school as usual
Attendance WILL BE TAKEN
The PSAT is not an optional test
The test will be held in various classrooms throughout LHS
Students need to arrive by 7:40 am just like a regular school day
Students should bring with them the following items;
Two #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils or pens)
Soft eraser
Calculator
Water/snacks for breaks (no drinks or snacks in the testing rooms. They can be stored outside the door)

Students should leave their cell phones at home or in their locker. Cell phones are not permitted in the testing rooms. Students caught with a phone (even if they are not using it) will have their test voided. This is a College Board rule. There is no exception to this rule.
Schedule for the day
The PSAT is made up of 4 sections: Reading, Writing/Language, Math (with calculator), Math (without calculator)

The test starts at 7:40 am and will end ahead of the 12:20 pm release time for lunch. It is still an early release day Wednesday schedule. Lunch will be served at 12:20 pm and buses arrive at 12:50 pm.

Recommendations to prepare for the test

Get a good night’s sleep the night before the test!
Eat a good breakfast Wednesday morning. Remember that free breakfast is available every day at LHS!
Sometimes it can get chilly in some of the rooms. Bringing a light jacket is recommended.
Check your room assignment in the commons starting Monday, October 8th so you know where to go Wednesday morning.
You can take practice tests on the Khan Academy website

Why this Test is important

To receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.

To see how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying for college.

To enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11)

To help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.

To receive information from colleges when you check “yes” to Student Search Service.

You also have the possibility to meet Oregon Diploma requirements of Math and Reading Essential skills through the PSAT test (grades 10 & 11).

 

SAT TEST DAY INFORMATION – Seniors only

Any student wishing to take this test should sign up in the College and Career Center with Mrs. Eilers. As of October 1st there are about 30 spots left.

The test will be held in the large gym at LHS

Students need to arrive between 7:15 am and 7:45 am to check in by the gym.

Doors to the gym will close at 7:45 am, and no one will be admitted after that.

Non-testing seniors should report to the library where they will be working on work samples, job fair or homework.

This is a regular school day and attendance will be taken

Students should bring with them the following items:

  1. Picture ID! Driver’s license, state issued ID or student body card. You need to have this to be admitted! Please do not forget it!
  2. Two # 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils or pens) – we will have sharpened pencils on hand.
  3. Soft Eraser
  4. Calculator (you may not use the calculator on your cell phone or watch)
  5. Water/snacks for breaks (These will not be allowed in the gym, however, you may keep them in the hall for breaks). Do not show up with a Dutch Bros expecting to bring it in the testing room!

Students should leave their cell phones at home or in their locker. Cell phones are not permitted in the testing area, including the hall. Students caught with a phone will have their test voided. This is a College Board rule. There is no exception to this rule.

This rule applies even if you are just glancing at the time, if an alert rings, it vibrates, etc. If it is seen or heard, your test will void!

This rule also applies to Apple watches. If you are caught wearing one, you will be dismissed from the test, and your test will be voided.

Schedule for the SAT Day

The SAT is made up for 4 sections; Reading, Writing/Language, Math (with calculator), Math (without calculator)

The test starts at 7:40 am and should end by 1:00 pm, if not sooner. It is still an Early Release Wednesday. Lunch will be served at 12:20 pm for all students and buses will arrive at 12:50 pm. If testing does not end until 1 pm, we will still make sure bus riders make it home, and that students who normally get school lunch get fed.

Recommendations to prepare for the test

Get a good night’s sleep the night before the test!

Eat a good breakfast Wednesday morning. Remember that free breakfast is available every day at LHS!

Sometimes it can get chilly in some of the rooms. Bringing a light jacket is recommended. Remember that no hoods are allowed in school…this same rule applies in the gym during testing.

You can take practice tests on the Khan Academy website

Check your College Board account and remember which email address you used. You will want this on test day.

Think about 4 colleges you want to send your scores to. You will designate these on test day on your score sheet. You can send them to 4 colleges for free. This is the fastest way to send scores to colleges and—and there’s no fee. Many colleges view receiving your scores early as a demonstration of your interest.

After Test Day-Sending Scores – You can still send four free score reports to colleges up to nine days after the test—after that there’s a $12 fee for sending score