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PSAT/NMSQT and SAT Updates
The below information is current as of Wednesday, August 9th 2023.
SAT School Day
On Wednesday, October 11, 2023, High School twelfth graders will have the opportunity to participate in the SAT School Day. FCPS will cover the cost for any twelfth grade student to take this test. The essay option and subject area tests are not available during SAT School Day.
To reserve a seat for your twelfth grader to take this exam and ensure appropriate test materials are available for your student, families are asked to complete the form below by Wednesday, September 6.
Oakton High School: 2023 SAT School Day Intent to Participate Form https://forms.gle/9iR1m9M8mc5pzxgPA
Your student will need to use a @fcpsschools.net email account to access and complete this form. A translated version of the form content may be found on the SAT School Day Intent Form webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/43896). FCPS sites cannot accept walk-ins on the day of the exam.
General information about the SAT School Day test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/sat-in-school).
Directions on how to access scores and score release dates are published by College Board via the College Board website. Note that the Common App early decision deadline is November 1, 2023; however, SAT school day scores are also scheduled to post on November 1, 2023. Therefore, students who are applying for early decision should consider registering for an SAT weekend administration.
We will share exam day schedules and additional details in the coming weeks. If you have questions about the SAT School Day administration at Oakton High School, please contact our Assessment Coach, Catie Bishop (@email).
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 11, 2023. A PSAT/NMSQT Testing Notification letter is posted online along with translations. More information on the registration process to come.
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.
How do I apply for accommodations for the test?
Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations for College Board tests like the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT*. 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.
You can find more information on our website. 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 or SAT, return the input and consent forms to the school by August 8, 2023. When returning forms, deliver to:
ATTN: Shelley Wiederhold
Oakton High School
2900 Sutton Road
Vienna, VA 22181
If you have questions about College Board testing accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT, contact us at [email protected]. We will share more specifics about the October 11 PSAT/NMSQT testing opportunity at the beginning of the school year.
* English learners (ELs), as defined by state and federal policy, are eligible for testing supports on 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 on how to request College Board EL supports, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 5-6).