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Understanding Your PSAT Results - 2016


 
Wondering when to take the PSAT, SAT and ACT? 
 
9th grade -  Some 9th graders choose to take the October PSAT to better understand college placement exams.  See below information about how to sign-up.
 
10th grade -  Everett Public Schools gives the PSAT to all 10th graders in October (October 19, 2016).  These results help students better understand how to prepare for the SAT/ACT and will link students up with the College Board "My College Quickstart" program.
 
11th grade - Students should take the PSAT in October (National Merit Scholars are determined via 11th grade results).  Then, during late winter and in the spring, we recommend students take both the SAT and ACT (more information is noted below and on the SAT & ACT webpages). Everett Public Schools will be providing the SAT to all 11th graders on March 1, 2017.
 
12th grade - From September through December, many seniors choose to retake either the SAT and/or ACT to see if they can improve their scores before college/university application deadlines. 
 
 PSAT Test Information
 
The practice test for the SAT.  Usually taken during 10th and/or 11th grade.
 
National Merit Scholars are determined via 11th grade results.
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 is the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) date for JHS 10th graders.
 
This test, which actually costs $25 for interested 9th and 11th graders, is being given at no cost to all JHS 10th graders.
 
Testing will begin at 7:30 a.m. on that day.  School buses will run as usual. 
 
Freshmen & Juniors can sign up and pay for the October 19, 2016 exam on a first come, first served basis, until October 12. 
 
Sign-up time period: now through 10/12/16 (limited tests are available, thus sign-ups are based on 1st come, 1st served). 
 
Questions? Please contact Rhea Soma, JHS Assessments Success Coordinator
 
Test Preparation: The Khan Academy has worked with the College Board to provide free preparation for the PSAT and the new SAT. Visit: https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/new-sat/  
 
SAT & ACT Prep Courses from SAT Prep

Practice Test - January 30 (Monday) 4:30pm to 8:30pm

Classes - February 1, 6, 8, 13, 22, 27 (Monday/Wednesday) 4:30pm to 7:15pm

Registration Deadline: January 27th 2017

To review the 2016-17 SAT and ACT prep course dates, visit: SATPrep.org or view SATPrep Flyer
 
A portion of the SAT Prep registration fee goes to support students through the Jackson High PTSA.

Free SAT Prep & Practice
Recently, the creators of the SAT have given Kahn Academy exclusive access and advice to build a personalized SAT practice program for all students.  The tools are free and available now for every student to own their learning and their future.  Click here to register and learn more.

 

 
SAT Test Information
 
Visit www.collegeboard.org to sign up and pay for the SAT
 

 
ACT Test Information
 
Visit www.actstudent.org to sign up and pay for the ACT
 
Check out the "Test Prep" link for practice test questions!
 

 
 TOEFL
 (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
 
The TOEFL test accurately measures how well students can read, listen, speak and write in English, in the college or university classroom.
 
 

 
Advanced Placement
 

 ASVAB
 
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success.  The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career.
 
The ASVAB is usually offered each year (typically in November) at JHS, and is a FREE assessment.
 
 Sign up in the Career Center! 
 
See Mrs. Allen in the Career Center to learn more.
 
The ASVAB can also be accessed via our local Military Recruiting Offices.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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