The 2018 PSAT will be administered at WSHS to all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Testing will begin at 8:10am. Lunch will be available in the cafeteria 12:25-12:55pm and buses will depart at 1:05pm. FCPS pays the fee for 9th and 10th graders; however, 11th grade students must pay $20 to have their exams scored. Payment for juniors can be made through the MySchoolBucks Store. Payment deadline is October 1, 2018. Contact Kim Nelson, Assessment Coach, at email@example.com with questions. More information about the PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT can be found on the College Board website.
Calculators are permitted for one of the math sections of the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9. Students must bring their own; WSHS does not provide calculators to students on PSAT day. Most graphing, scientific, and four-function calculators are permitted. Calculators that connect to the internet and/or have a QWERTY keyboard are not permitted. Check the College Board PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 website for details.
At the beginning of the PSAT, students are presented with a voluntary pre-survey that asks questions about a variety of topics. Parents have the opportunity to preview the survey administered at the beginning of the PSAT, and to opt out, if they choose to do so. Parents/guardians may view the pre-survey questions and access further information about this option on the PSAT Pre-Survey Opt-Out Policy public webpage at: https://www.fcps.edu/node/36639. Pre-survey opt-out forms must be returned to Kim Nelson, Assessment Coach, at West Springfield High School by Friday, September 28, 2018. If you choose to opt your student out of the pre-survey, please be sure your student knows they should not answer the pre-survey questions at the beginning of the test.