PSAT at Oakton

September 11, 2017

On Wednesday, October 11, students in grades 9 – 11 will take either the PSAT or the PSAT 8/9.

9th grade students will take the PSAT 8/9. Exams are paid for by FCPS.

10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT. 11th graders who wish to take the exam and have it scored must pay a $20 fee. Sophomores’ exams are paid for by FCPS.

FCPS pays for the freshmen and sophomores to take the exam, but juniors must pay a $20 fee to have their test scored. If you are a junior who wishes to have his/her PSAT scored, please fill out our form and bring a check for $20 made out to Oakton High School to the School Counseling office no later than October 4. The form can be found here.

Freshmen are automatically registered for the PSAT 8/9 and sophomores are automatically registered for the PSAT. Juniors must submit the form and pay $20 if they wish to have their exam scored. Juniors who do not pay the fee prior to the exam day will not be able to have their exam scored by College Board.

If you have any questions about the PSAT, please contact Mr. Olivo, Assessment Coach, at sdolivo@fcps.edu.

 

Accommodations:

For 9th grade students taking the PSAT 8/9, accommodations for students with disabilities who have been identified for testing accommodations in a 504 plan or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) are at the discretion of the school. Our professional opinion is that with the exception of students with a visual or hearing impairment, all students should take the PSAT 8/9 without accommodations. This is a practice test and thus an opportunity to establish or confirm the need for accommodations and provide the necessary documentation when making the required application through College Board for accommodations for the 10th grade PSAT, 11th grade PSAT/NMSQT or AP courses. For questions, concerns or application for accommodations, please contact Sal Olivo, OHS Assessment Coach, no later than COB Friday, September 15.

Tenth and 11th grade students with disabilities who have been identified for testing accommodations in a 504 plan or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) may request accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT. Accommodations must be approved by the College Board and documentation must meet the criteria outlined on their website. Not all students with disabilities require accommodations and some accommodations received by students in school are not deemed necessary by the College Board for the purposes of participating in the PSAT. Requests for accommodations must have been completed and received by College Board in August of this year. If you have any questions regarding College Board accommodations, please contact John Glufling.