Home-schooled students in 9th grade, who reside within A.I.S.D. attendance boundaries, are eligible to take the PSAT at Lowery Freshman Center. Registration for homeschooled 9th grade students for PSAT ends Friday, October 12.
If you have questions about the PSAT please contact Shelly Holmes (Lowery Advanced Academics & Assessment Coordinator) at Shelly_Holmes@allenisd.org.
The PSAT has three sections: critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills. The test is all multiple choice, with a few griddable answers in the math sections. Students may use a graphing calculator on the PSAT. If students want to use a calculator on the day of the PSAT, they will need to bring one. We will not be providing calculators for students.
The PSAT tests knowledge and skills from a wide range of courses. There may be some information on the PSAT that students have not yet learned in school. This is OK! When students get their PSAT scores in January, they will get a detailed report outlining areas of academic strength as well as areas that need improvement.
On October 17, 2012, Lowery students will be taking the Preliminary SAT, or PSAT. Every Lowery student will be taking the PSAT that day. Students do not have to pay for the PSAT, nor do they have to register for it ahead of time.
Students will be taking the PSAT for several reasons. One, we want to help prepare them for college. The PSAT is the best way to prepare for the SAT, which is a college entrance exam. The PSAT has the same format, directions, sample questions, and question types as the SAT.
Another reason our 9th graders will be taking the PSAT is so that they can receive feedback about how to improve academic skills for success in college and beyond. Students can take the PSAT again their sophomore and junior years, and statistics show that the more times a student takes the PSAT, the higher his or her score on the SAT.
Students received a PSAT Student Guide through their English classes the week of September 10, 2012. The information booklet contains specific details about the test, as well as practice questions.