On January 7, 2015 the Michigan Department of Education made the announcement that the bid for a college entrance exam as part of the 11th grade assessment had been awarded to The College Board and that the SAT would replace the ACT. This is a significant change in terms of both what and how students will be tested. After careful consideration our district has decided that students and staff will be best prepared for this change if grade level PSAT assessments are given to our 11th grade students this fall. Results will be returned to students and to the school by December.
In addition to being provided with a practice test this fall, students will also be encouraged to set up online accounts with both The College Board and Khan Academy. Our LMS Specialist, Mrs. Vincent, will provide information to staff and students on the process of setting up these accounts. This will allow our juniors to have the opportunity for individualized test prep and remediation to be created via Khan Academy, free of charge, aimed at assisting students to be better prepared for the spring administration of the SAT tests.
PSAT testing will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 for our Juniors. Juniors who complete the tests will also qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
The daily schedule will be adjusted on Wednesday, October 14 to accommodate the PSAT testing. This is being communicated to all students this week.
We look forward to sharing additional information with you about the Khan Academy remediation opportunity and how to read the score reports when results are returned.
For additional information you may want to review the following resources:
The College Board – The New SAT: Skilled It: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/