Greetings Burlington High School Families,
Next Wednesday morning, October 10, we are administering tests in the morning for all tenth and eleventh grade students. Students are to arrive 7:50AM. Testing starts at 8:05. All other students are expected to arrive to start classes in the afternoon at 12:30PM. Lunch will be available starting at 11:30AM.
Students in tenth grade are taking the Pre-ACT. This is a standardized multiple-choice assessment that helps us to gauge total school performance and helps students to prepare for the experience of taking the ACT. This test provides information regarding their future performance on the college entrance exam (ACT). More information can be found here: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/preact.html
Students in eleventh grade are taking the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). It is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Millions of US students take the PSAT/NMSQT each year. The scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program, prepare students for the SAT and also help us to gauge total school performance.
More information can be found here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10
Additionally, after taking the PSAT/NMSQTs, students may acccess focused support from Khan Academy based on their results. Information can be found here: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
These tests have no direct implication on college admissions.The scores are not shared with colleges. They are tools to monitor where we are as a learning community as well as to prepare students for future learning and testing.
We expect all tenth and eleventh grade students to be in school on Wednesday October 10 and to participate in testing to help us in measuring our success.
October 10 Test Day Schedule
7:30–8:00 Breakfast in Cafe
7:50 all 10th and 11th graders report to school
8:05–11:35 10th and 11th Grade Pre-ACT and PSAT Testing
11:30–12:30 Lunch available in Cafe (Grab ‘n’ Go Style)
All grades report for afternoon classes (35 min. each)
12:30–1:05 Block 3
1:10–1:45 Block 4
1:50–2:25 Block 1
2:30–3:05 Block 2