PSAT/SAT UPDATES…

Written by on September 29, 2020

PSAT/NMSQT

The District has made the decision to postpone the administration of the PSAT/NMSQT which was previously scheduled for Oct. 14th and 29th to the College Board testing date of Tuesday January 26, 2021. The primary reason for this change is that the two days of October testing would have disrupted two full days of instruction for our students. The January date falls during the January NYS Regents testing window. In addition, the January administration will have the same benefits as the October PSAT/NMSQT, including eligibility for programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.This will allow us to still offer the PSAT/NMSQT to all of our 10th and 11th grade students, in school, free of charge, as in the past, without interrupting learning early in the school year. More information will be coming as we move closer to the January PSAT/NMSQT date, but no action is required as the district will order exams for all 10th and 11th grade students in advance. 

SAT

The District will still be hosting the SAT exam on Saturday October 3, 2020 at High School East  as planned. Registration for this exam through the College Board has closed. Students still interested in taking the SAT this fall/winter can look for other area schools who may be hosting future administrations. Shenendehowa will also offer another SAT administration in the Spring on May 8, 2021. Students who have registered for October 3 will need to:

  • Log onto their College Board account and print their admission ticket for entry. 
  • Bring a valid College Board approved photo ID. 
  • Arrive by 7:30 a.m. at the main entrance of HSE. Doors will close by approximately 7:45 a.m.
  • Bring number 2 pencils and a calculator with extra batteries as none will be available.
  • Bring a snack and a drink.
  • Leave all phones, smart watches, and other devices at home or in vehicles as they will not be permitted in the testing sites.
  • The exam will be administered while following strict social distancing guidelines including a health screening/certification before entry, mask wearing, and small group testing for all.