PSAT and School-Day SAT - October 9, 2024

PSAT/NMSQT for 10th and 11th graders

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce plans to offer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to students in grades 10-11 on October 9, 2024. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online.

Digital Format: This fall, the PSAT/NMSQT will be delivered digitally. Some testing accommodations are administered differently on digital tests than they are on paper/pencil tests. Please reference the Using Accommodations on Digital Tests chart to review how each accommodation is delivered digitally. 

Testing Accommodations: Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, there is no need to resubmit accommodation requests. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. 

Requesting Accommodations: The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions on how to request College Board testing accommodations, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 2-3). To request new or amended College Board accommodations for the October PSAT/NMSQT, return the input and consent forms to the school by August 5, 2024. When returning forms, deliver to ATTN: Rochelle Sherrill, SSD Coordinator at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181. They can also be emailed to [email protected].

If you have questions about College Board testing accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT,  visit the College Board website. We will share more specifics about the October 9th PSAT/NMSQT testing opportunity at the beginning of the school year.

 

SAT for 12th graders

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce plans to offer the SAT School Day to students in grade 12 on October 9, 2024. A SAT School Day Testing Notification letter is posted online.  

Digital Format: This fall, the SAT School Day will be delivered digitally. Some testing accommodations are administered differently on digital tests than they are on paper/pencil tests. Please reference the Using Accommodations on Digital Tests chart to review how each accommodation is delivered digitally. 

Students with disabilities and English learners may be eligible for testing accommodations and/or supports for the SAT School Day; however, the College Board requires schools to submit formal requests in advance. 

  • Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the SAT School Day. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions for requesting College Board testing accommodations, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 2-3). 
  • English learners (ELs), as defined by state and federal policy, are eligible for testing supports for the SAT School Day. EL supports are temporary and can only be used on the test date for which they have been requested. The EL Supports Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions for requesting EL testing supports, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 5-6). 

To request new or amended College Board testing accommodations and/or to request SAT School Day EL supports, return the related input and consent forms to the school by August 5, 2024. When returning forms, deliver to ATTN: Rochelle Sherrill, SSD Coordinator at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181. They can also be emailed to [email protected].

If you have questions about College Board testing accommodations or EL supports for the SAT School Day, visit the College Board website Please note that the SSD is NOT on contract during the summer months so please be patient if you do not receive an immediate response. ​​​​​​​

We will share more specifics about the SAT School Day testing opportunity at the beginning of the school year.