Tuesday, September 22, 2009

PSAT for the Class of 2012

Burlington High School will be a national testing center for the administration of the PSAT Exam and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on Wednesday, October 14, 2009. For the past nine years 90% or more Burlington High School seniors take the SAT exam. The PSAT is an excellent opportunity for sophomores and juniors to prepare and gain an understanding of the SAT exam.

The PSAT will identify acquired verbal reasoning, critical reading, math problem solving, and writing skills. The PSAT also measures knowledge and skills developed through years of study in a wide range of courses. The test offers a critical reading, mathematics and writing questions section. The information gained from the test can help assist in deciding on future courses and indentify areas of strengths and weaknesses. Please click here for more PSAT information.

This year all sophomores will be required to take the PSAT exam. There will be no charge for sophomores. On Wednesday morning, October 14th your son/daughter should be in homeroom at the normal time at 7:25 and testing will begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. Your son/daughter should bring two sharpened #2 pencils and an approved calculator. Although a calculator is not needed to solve the mathematics problems, it is strongly recommended that each student bring a calculator that he/she is familiar with to the testing program.

Your son/daughter will receive a 2009 PSAT/NMSQT student bulletin during homeroom this week which gives detailed information about the exam.

If your son/daughter has been pre-approved for extending testing time by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities, please contact your son or daughter's guidance counselor.
BHS Guidance Department.

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