PSAT Updates 1/6/2021

Updated: Feb 2

On January 6th, 2021, Mr. Parra sent out the attachment below.


As of now, SRHS is planning to host the PSAT/NMSQT exam on campus on Tuesday January 26th, 2021 (time: TBD). Scroll down for more information.

January 6, 2021


Dear San Diego Unified School District students and families,


Thank you for your patience while we prepared for the PSAT/NMSQT exam on January 26, 2021. This is a completely voluntary exam and is not offered online. PSAT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test, or a practice exam for the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). NMSQT stands for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or an entrance exam to qualify for a variety of scholarships. For details, please visit https://www.nationalmerit.org/


Under the current stay-home orders, our high schools are allowed to continue with appointment-based services and the exam falls under that category. We are offering this option to any interested juniors, however, this exam is NOT required. The exam will be held outdoors in order to maintain health and safety guidelines.


ACTION REQUIRED: If you have not yet completed the following survey we sent out earlier, please do so now. Your response to this survey is your "registration" for the exam - meaning, we will plan for all students who respond "yes" or "maybe" to test. If you do not respond or respond "no", we will NOT be able to accommodate you on exam day.


DEADLINE TO RESERVE A SPOT IS FRIDAY JANUARY 8, 2021.


● English survey = https://tinyurl.com/PSAT2021english

● Spanish survey = https://tinyurl.com/PSAT2021espanol


In the next two weeks, we will place students into small groups to safely bring to campus and will notify students about their specific arrival time. Students will need to wear masks the entire time while on campus and immediately leave campus after completing the exam. At no time will students be allowed to gather in groups on campus, even while masked. For details, please review these slides: https://tinyurl.com/PSAT2021students


Questions? Please contact ramato@sandi.net



COMMON QUESTIONS:


What safety precautions are in place?

We have planned with the county health department and district nursing, facilities and leadership to ensure a safe testing environment. For details, please review these slides: https://tinyurl.com/PSAT2021students


I’m not comfortable testing in person but want to practice for the SAT. Are there other options?

YES! In addition to Khan Academy, there are two free practice tests on the CollegeBoard website: visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-tests


I want to try for the National Merit scholarship - is this the only option?

NO! Students must complete an application by April & take SAT between March and June. Details are available here: https://forms.nationalmerit.org/alternateentry

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