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Title: Socorro Independent School District


1
Socorro Independent School District PSAT
8/9 PGP September 2015
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  • PSAT 8/9
  • PSAT 10
  • PSAT/NMSQT
  • SAT
  • Information courtesy of College Board

3
What is the PSAT 8/9?
  • The PSAT 8/9 is/has
  • an exam that measures how well students are
    prepared for college.
  • the foundation for understanding students
    progress as they enter high school.
  • grade-level appropriate content for eighth- and
    ninth-graders that will match the scope and
    difficulty of work found in the classroom.
  • the first step on the path to the PSAT/NMSQT and
    to the SAT.

4
Whats on the PSAT 8/9

Component Time Allotted (minutes) Number of Questions/Tasks
Reading 55 42
Writing and Language 30 40
Math 60 38
Total 145 2 hrs. 25 min. 120
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How is the PSAT 8/9 scored?
Total Score 1 Total Score 240 1440 scale
2 Section Scores Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Math 120 720 scale
3 Test Scores Reading, Writing, Math 6 36 scale
2 Cross-Test Scores Analysis in History/Social Studies Analysis in Science 6 36 scale
6 Subscores Words in Context Command of Evidence Expression of Ideas Standard English Conventions Heart of Algebra Problem Solving and Data Analysis 1- 15 scale
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PSAT 8/9 Testing Window
  • Administered
  • Fall window September 28th through January
    29th
  • Spring window February 22nd through March 4th
  • Ensor Middle School Testing/Prep Dates
  • PSAT Prep Monday, September 28 Thursday,
    October 1, 2015
  • PSAT Test Date Friday, October 2, 2015

7
Final Details
  • Registration is open from August 19 August 28
    between 8 a.m. 3 p.m.
  • Pay fees in Student Center with Ms. Gonzalez
  • Cost is 10.00 bring exact amount
  • No refunds
  • No checks
  • ? PSAT Camp is from September 28 October 1 from
    8 a.m. 12 p.m.
  • ? PSAT Exam is on October 2 from 800 a.m. to
    1200 p.m.
  • ? You MUST have an ID on day of examination or
    you will not be permitted to take exam
  • ? PSAT candidates must be in testing room no
    later than 755 a.m. on day of exam
  • ? No monies will be refunded for late arrivals
  • Please DO NOT let money be the reason you dont
    take exam
  • Speak to your counselor

8
Resources
  • There is additional information and resources for
    parents and students available at
    www.collegereadiness.collegeboard.org

9
Goal Setting Personal Graduation Plans
  • Academic
  • Personal

10
  • http//www.brightstorm.com/test-prep/psat/psat-pre
    p/about-the-psat/

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