TPS students have the opportunity to take college entrance exams. The district hosts in-school exams and pays exam fees to ensure all students have equitable access.
On Wednesday, October 12, seniors may complete the SAT exam, while juniors may complete the PSAT/NMSQT exam. Schools will send detailed information directly to students and parents regarding timing and room locations. All juniors and seniors are encouraged to participate, even if they are unsure of their path after high school. There is no cost to families, students are pre-registered and SAT scores can be used to meet a student’s graduation pathway requirement.
What is the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT?
The SAT is a standardized college admission exam that measures a student's literacy, mathematics, and writing skills. When combined with other measures such as grade point average, courses taken, and admissions interviews, SAT scores may be considered indicators of academic success in college.
The Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized college admission exam used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program and serves as a practice test for the SAT.
How can you help your student prepare?
Make sure you take a moment to review test day requirements. Students should bring their student ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers and an approved calculator.
Many resources and guides are available to students and parents to help prepare for the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT exams.
- College Board recommends students take a full-length practice exam two weeks before test day to help students build confidence and see where to focus their study efforts.
- Check out the Coach Tools through Khan Academy.
- Thanks to a new partnership with Tutor.com, TPS students have access to free, live tutoring, including college exam prep. Students can access this service through their Schoology account.
- TPS Assessment website
- Parent’s Guide to SAT
- SAT Student Guide
- PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide
- SAT Practice Tests
- PSAT/NMSQT Practice Tests
- Free LIVE Tutoring through Tutor.com
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