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    PSAT for All Sophomores and Juniors
    Posted on 09/30/2019
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    Hello, Rainier Beach Families!

    We are writing to let you know that the PSAT will be given for free to all of our 10th and 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 16th in the 2nd floor classrooms.

    Students must be at school at 8:45 AM to check-in to their classroom, and the test will begin promptly at 8:55 AM. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed more time on the test. 12th graders will be participating in a variety of senior activities. 9th graders will be in the first floor classrooms with their teachers.

    Please make sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast so they’re ready to test. Also, no personal items, including CELL PHONES and SMART WATCHES, will be allowed in the testing environment; any such items should either be left at home or locked in your student’s locker. However, students should bring two #2 pencils with erasers and a calculator, if possible. Graphing calculators are acceptable EXCEPT:

    • Models that can access the internet or have wireless, Bluetooth, cellular, audio/video recording and playing, camera, or any other smart phone type features,
    • Models that have a computer-style (QWERTY) keyboard, pen input, or stylus,
    • Models that use electronic outlets or have paper tape.

    Both the PSAT and the SAT are administered by the College Board, and the rules are universal to all testing sites. Failure to follow the rules and procedures during testing risks invalidating all tests given. Accordingly, we will not allow students to have any personal electronic devices or food/drink at their desks. They can keep those items in their backpack or locker. We will provide students with a snack of apples and cheese during scheduled breaks.

    This is a great opportunity for our students, and we’re excited to be able to offer it here at our school. If you have any further questions, please contact Ann DeGroot, testing coordinator, at akdegroot@seattleschools.org .