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PSAT Testing

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Lake County Schools will administer the PSAT 8/9 on October 14 to students in grade 8.  The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. Tightly aligned with SAT and PSAT/NMSQT, it establishes a baseline for college and career readiness.  The PSAT 8/9 will support all students with early feedback on the skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career success. Educators will have an early opportunity to:

·         Measure and follow student performance

·         Ensure students are on target to achieve college and career readiness

·         Pinpoint areas for development

Calculator Policy and Tips for PSAT 8/9

·         Students are strongly encouraged to bring a calculator to the PSAT 8/9 on test day, whether or not they plan to use it.

·         Take a calculator you are comfortable using. Don't buy a new one just for the test.

·         Don't try to use the calculator on every question. No question requires one.

·         Decide how to solve each problem before deciding whether to use a calculator.

·         Practice sample questions with a calculator on hand.

Approved Calculators

·         Four-Function Calculators (approved, but not recommended)

·         Scientific Calculators

·         Most Graphing Calculators

Calculators Not Permitted

·         Pocket organizer

·         Hand-held or laptop computer

·         Electronic writing pad, tablet, or pen input device

·         Calculator with a QWERTY (typewriter-like) keypad

·         Calculator with paper tape

·         Calculator that makes noises or "talks"

·         Calculator with a power cord or that requires an outlet

For a complete list of approved calculators, please go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/taking-the-test/test-day-checklist/approved-calculators.  If you have questions, please contact Spring Creek Charter School at (352) 669-3275

You may visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/test-design for additional information about the PSAT.

Thank you,

Wesley Locke