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SAT School Day: WSHS Logistics – September 23rd

Student Last Name

School Entrance

 A- Dej

Door #1

Des - Jam

Door #2

Jar - Mil

Door #3

Mir - Ska

Door #13

Ski - Z

Door #14

Extended Time

Door #12

There will be a “Grab & Go” breakfast opportunity at each entrance. Student check in will begin at 7:15 a.m. No student will be checked in after 8:00 a.m.

Students may park in any open parking spot on campus.

NO cell phones will be permitted in the building.

SAT School Day FAQs

Q.  When/where is the SAT School Day test?

       A. The SAT School Day will be given on September 23, 2020 at West Springfield HS during the school day. Check-in will begin at 7:15 am. Doors close at 8:00 am.

This day will be an asynchronous school day for all high school students. Students will be notified of their testing location by email (fcpsschools.net accounts).  Encourage your child to check for updates through their school email.

Q.  Do I have to register to take this test with College Board?

  1.  For the September 23rd, 2020 SAT Day test at West Springfield High School, we will be taking care of registration.

 

Q.  How long is the test?

       A. The SAT School Day is normally 4 hours, 15 minutes long; however, students with College Board-approved extended time will test longer. Students testing with standard time should be done around 12:30 – 1:00. Students testing with 50% extended time should be done at approximately 3:00.

Q.  What should my student bring to school for the SAT School Day test? Please note: We are not able to loan out pencils or calculators to students due to health concerns.

  • A picture ID
  • A mask that must be worn the entire time they are in the building.
  • Two or more No. 2 pencils- not mechanical
  • Graphing Calculator
  • Water and snacks. Snacks may be consumed during breaks. We request that snacks are peanut-free and carried in a clear Ziplock bag.
  • Personal Hand Sanitizer (not required)

Q. What is prohibited from testing?

  1. You are not permitted to bring any electronic “smart” device such as a cell phone or wearable technology like a Smart Watch or Fitbit. Please leave these items in your car/home.

Q. Is food permitted?

  1.  Fairfax County will be providing a grab and go breakfast and lunch option for all students.  Snacks are allowed to be eaten during scheduled breaks. We request that snacks are peanut-free and carried in a clear Ziplock bag.

Q.  I said “yes” for school transportation. How do I know what time the bus will pick me up?

  1.  If you indicated that you will need FCPS transportation, you will be hearing soon from the FCPS Transportation Services.

Q.  How can my student prepare for the SAT School Day?

       A. SAT Student Guides which includes a practice test is linked above.  The College Board has also partnered with Khan Academy to provide online practice: Official SAT® Practice. Please also visit the SAT Day Terms and Conditions.

Q.  What procedures are being followed to safety of students?

        A. SAT, ACT, and PSAT Health and Safety Protocols – Please read the information provided on this site. This page gives you information about how the procedures are being followed at schools to ensure safety of students and staff.

Testers will also be receiving an email through their fcpsschools.net accounts regarding the check-in process, entrance and testing room assignments, and what to bring (and what not to bring). Parents/guardians are not permitted in the building and should remain in their cars. Only students who are actually taking an exam may wait in the check-in line.

We also ask that testers and families dropping students off do not socialize in the parking lot or in the building. Social distancing needs to be practiced at all times on the school property as well as mask wearing.

Q.  How can my student apply for testing accommodations for the SAT?

       A. The College Board’s deadline for SAT accommodation requests was August 7th.  Any student who has College Board approved accommodations will receive the appropriate accommodations on test day.  Please be aware that students with an extended time accommodation will finish testing later.   For questions about the College Board accommodation request process, please contact our SPED Department Chair, Amy Brown, at @email.

Q.  When will my student receive SAT School Day scores?

       A. Scores should be available online to students through their free College Board accounts on towards mid-October.   Students can view scores via College Board at https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/home. Students who do not currently have a College Board account will need to create one to view scores.  Students should use their personal email (not fcpsschools.net accounts) to create their CB accounts as they may need access to these scores past being an FCPS student.

Q.  I have a question that is not listed above – who should I contact?

       A. Please contact our Testing Coordinator, Becky Brandt,@email.

PSAT Registration

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2020 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide

The PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide has pertinent information for testing, tips, and a practice test: PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide. A PSAT Student Guide has been placed in the Instructional Materials pick-up bag for each WSHS 11th grader.

 Test Accommodations

College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP Exams)

If your child has a current IEP or 504 plan and you are planning to apply for accommodations from the College Board for an AP or SAT exam, you must complete the Parent Consent Form and the Local Application and return it to Amy Brown, Special Education Department Chair at West Springfield High School. The College Board application procedure is a one-time process.  If you have a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who has already completed the application, you do not need to do this again.  The approved accommodations will apply to each College Board test.  If you wish to know if your student already has accommodations, please contact College Board directly at 609-771-7137">609-771-7137 or go to www.collegeboard.com/ssd/.

Any questions regarding accommodations should be directed to Amy Brown at @email.  

 Test Preparations 

PSAT  For practice tests visit http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/prep.html To understand PSAT scores, look at the following links: