PSAT/SAT Oct. 13th

October 4, 2021

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:

In the commons you will find alphabetical lists of where you will be for the school wide test day on Wednesday. Please make sure you check out your location and some important information that is located on the posters. Don’t see your name? Please see Mrs. Eilers in the College and Career Center.

Seniors: This Wednesday is the SAT. If you signed up, you need to be in the gym hall ready to check in no later than 8:15am. Bring your #2 pencils, a calculator and water & snacks. Please do not bring your cell phone. They are not allowed in the testing area. If you forgot to sign up and still want to take the test, you can wait in the standby line and we will allow those students in first come, first served if seats are available.

 

Important Info for the School Day SAT

There will be no Zero period on this day. Seniors who signed up to take the SAT on Wednesday, October 13th at LHS need to arrive no later than 8:25 am to the gym hall. Please do not bring your cell phone! Remember a #2 pencil and calculator!

Seniors who did not sign up for the SAT and still want to take it can wait in the standby line at 8: 15 am in the gym hall on the 13th.

Seniors who opted not to take the SAT will report to the 300 hall on October 13th. You will be working with senior teachers on that day.

 

Important Info for the School Day PSAT 

  • The School Day PSAT will be held on Wednesday, October 13th at LHS.
  • There will be no Zero period on this day.
  • All sophomores & juniors will be taking the PSAT.
  • This is a regular school day and attendance will be taken.
  • This is not an optional test.
  • The test will be held in various classrooms through LHS.
  • Students need to arrive by 8: 25 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/snacks in the testing rooms. Food/drinks can be stored outside the classroom door. Water is allowed in classrooms.
  • 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 tested voided. This is a College Board rule. There is no exception to this rule.
  • The PSAT is made up for 4 sections including Reading, Writing/Language, Math (with calculator), Math (without calculator)
  • The test starts at 8: 25 am and will end ahead of the 1:00 pm release time for lunch
  • It is still a half day schedule for the day just like every Wednesday
  • Lunch will be served at 1:00 pm and buses arrive at 1:30 pm

Recommendations

  • Good a good night’s sleep the night before the test
  • Eat a good breakfast Wednesday morning. Remember breakfast is free 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 11th 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 to college.
  • To enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11).
  • To hep 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.
  • It can be used to complete your essential skills for graduation.