Hello Students and Parents,
Every year, the College Board administers the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test). This gives you information about important step toward college.
PSAT – Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
The PSAT will be given to Oakland Tech 10th graders on Wednesday, October 16, starting at 9:00am. The fee for 10th graders is paid by the school district.
11th grade students and 9th grade students may also take the PSAT on October 16. The cost is $17.00, which must be paid to the School Treasurer by check. 11th and 9th graders must pre-register by September 30.
|10th Grade||Pre-registration is not required||No fee is required|
|11th Grade||Pre-register by responding to email link by September 30||$17.00 fee must be paid to School Treasurer by September 30|
|9th Grade||Pre-register with School Treasurer by September 30||$17.00 fee must be paid to School Treasurer by September 30|
On October 16, students taking the PSAT will report to their assigned testing rooms on the main campus no later than 9:00am. Students must not be late. Testing students will have two 5-minute breaks during the morning and will be dismissed for lunch at 12:15pm. The school will be on the minimum day Wednesday schedule, and parents may excuse their testing students to go home after lunch, if desired. Testing students who stay at school after lunch will have study hall 5th period and their regular 6th period classes.
The bell schedule for non-testing students will be unchanged, but some classes will be combined together to meet with other teachers. Dismissal for all students will be 2:25pm.
Answer Sheet Preparation in Advance
In order to keep the PSAT to a reasonable time on October 16, students will fill out information on their answer sheets in advance on October 9. 10th grade students will do this in their World History classes. 11th and 9th grade students will do this after school in a designated area.
Preparation for the PSAT
A paper version of the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide will be given to 10th grade students in their World History classes. 11th grade and 9th grade students may pick up a copy of the Student Guide in the Counselors’ Office. The digital version of the guide can be found at
Information about a full-length PSAT Practice Test can be found at
Additional information and practice tests are available at Khan Academy at
Calculators on the PSAT
Only battery-operated, handheld equipment can be used for testing. No power cords are allowed. A list of acceptable graphing calculators can be found online at sat.org/calculators.
Calculators permitted during testing include:
You’re not allowed to use any of the following items as a calculator (unless approved as an accommodation):
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