You will be taking the SAT/PSAT/NMSQT here at your school on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Please read this important information and start preparing!
Here is the student guide to help prepare you for the test:
- PSAT: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/media/pdf/psat-nmsqt-student-guide.pdf
- SAT: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/media/pdf/sat-sd-what-to-expect-students-flyer.pdf
- SAT Paper Practice Tests: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat/practice-preparation/practice-tests/paper
- What’s on the SAT: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat/whats-on-the-test
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What to Bring
- An approved calculator- one will be provided to you.
- Epinephrine auto-injectors (e.g., EpiPens) are permitted without the need for accommodations. They must be placed in a clear bag and stored under the student’s desk during testing. For policies on other medications and medical devices, contact Services for Students with Disabilities.Important
Nice to Have
- A watch (without an audible alarm) NO SMART/APPLE WATCHES ALLOWED
- A bag or backpack
- A drink or snacks (for your break)
- Breakfast before you arrive
What Not to Bring
Your school counselor can share a complete list of prohibited devices—just ask to see the Official Student Guide.Things To Remember on Test Day:
- Any devices, including digital watches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive, or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content (with the exception of CD players used for Language with Listening Subject Tests only)
- Audio players/recorders, tablets, laptops, notebooks, Google Glass, or any other personal computing devices
- iPods or other MP3 players
- iPads or other tablet devices
- Laptops, notebooks, PDAs or any other personal computing devices
- Any texting device
- Cameras or any other photographic equipment
- Separate timers of any type
- Protractors, compasses, rulers
- Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, mechanical pencils
- Pamphlets or papers of any kind
- Dictionaries or other books—there are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language
- Food or drinks (except for during breaks), unless approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities. Learn more about testing with accommodations.
Turn Off All Electronic Devices-You’ll need to turn off all electronic devices during the test and even during breaks. This includes cellphones. Be sure to turn off your watch alarm, if you have one.
- Why? Test centers are serious about security and quiet, so prohibited devices—which include cellphones, tablets, and MP3 players—must be turned off and put under your desk. Better yet: Leave them at home.
If You Bring or Use Prohibited Devices the test administration staff is encouraged to collect and hold phones and other prohibited electronic devices during the test administration, including break periods, or to deny admission to anyone who is in possession of a prohibited electronic device.
If your device makes noise or you are seen using it at any time, including during breaks, you may be dismissed immediately, your scores can be canceled, and the device may be confiscated and its contents inspected. The College Board is not responsible for loss or damage to personal items, including electronic devices, while you are in the test center.
Testing Starts Between 8:00a.m. and 8:30 a.m.- do not be late to school-Your seat is assigned, not chosen by you. Wait to be seated. Here’s what will happen next:
- The test coordinator will read all instructions verbatim from a manual and can answer questions only about procedure, not about test questions or content.
- The test coordinator will tell you when to start and stop working on each section.
- You must work within each section of the test only for the time allotted.
- You may not go back to a section once that section has ended.
- You may not go ahead to a new section if you finish a section early.
- Do not skip sections. Doing so may result in score cancellation, delays, or both.
- After the test is finished, the test coordinator will collect and count the test books to make sure all materials have been turned in before dismissing you from the testing room.
Don’t be surprised if your test experience isn’t exactly like that of the student sitting next to you. The sections in your test book might be different.
Breaks For most students, there is one 10-minute and one five-minute break during the test, the only times you can eat and drink.
- Test books, answer sheets, and calculators must remain on your desk during breaks.
- You can't use this time to power up devices, like cell phones—if you do, your scores will be canceled..
Devices-We mention cell phones and electronics often, and for good reason. Your scores will be canceled if you don’t follow the rules around devices.
Things to keep in mind:
- Test administration staff reserves the right to collect and hold cell phones and other prohibited electronic devices during the test administration, including during break periods.
- If your device makes noise, or if you are seen using it, or if you attempt to access it at any time, including breaks, you will be dismissed immediately, your scores can be canceled, and the device may be confiscated.
- The College Board is not responsible for loss or damage to personal items, including electronic devices, while you are in the test center.