Students in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades will have a chance to take a pre-SAT test that should help them earn higher scores on their SATs.
The tests – which carry a fee of $15 – will be given at Biloxi High School on Wednesday, Oct. 14. About 120 tests are available.
“The PSAT will measure the same skills and have the same format, directions, and question types as the SAT,” said Libby Brookshire of the BHS Career Center. “On average, students who take the PSAT earn higher scores on the SAT than those who do not. Our hope is to increase the college-going culture at Biloxi High School.”
The online college and career-planning tools provided with the PSAT spark college-going aspirations and introduce students to opportunities available after high school, Brookshire said. “Students who take the PSAT receive free access to My College QuickStart, a personalized online college planning kit; and My Road, a comprehensive major and exploration tool that includes a personality profiler to help students find programs that fit their interests.”
All test takers will receive Score Report Plus, offering comprehensive, personalized feedback on their test performance. Students can see which questions they answered incorrectly and which academic skills they should work to improve.
Students who take the test in their junior year also may be eligible to enter the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's competitions for recognition and scholarships. High-achieving Hispanic and African American high school juniors may also enter other programs that give special recognition.
Parents and students can learn more at www.collegeboard.com/quickstart.
For more information on the test, visit the Career Center, or e-mail Libby.Brookshire@biloxischools.net.
News and notes
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