Beverly Hills High School

PSAT/SAT UPDATE!!

FAQ - SAT for Juniors - March 27, 2019

On March 27, 2019 - BHUSD will provide an official CollegeBoard SAT for ALL JUNIORS. Please see FAQ below and continue to check Jupiter updates as the date nears.

 

When is the SAT test date?

The test will be administered to all Juniors on March 27, 2019. The entire school is participating and all Freshman and Seniors have a non-admittance for that day. The Sophomores will be taking the PSAT at the same time.

 

Do I need to sign up for the test on CollegeBoard?

No. The district has registered all students. There is no need to register for the exam on CollegeBoard. If you plan on taking any other official SAT dates you must register on your own through CollegeBoard. Please see all test dates here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

 

Is this an official SAT?

Yes. The results of this exam can be sent to colleges for consideration in an admission decision.

 

Does this include the essay?

No. This exam is an opportunity for students to utilize the SAT in their post-secondary plans. There are some colleges, including the UC’s, that will require the essay portion. Students have the ability to take the SAT and/or ACT multiple times and each student will have a more specific testing preparation plan based off of their post-secondary goal.

 

Can I still take the SAT again?

Yes. Students can take the SAT and/or ACT multiple times. Colleges will accept both the SAT and ACT equally. Typically students will take an admission exam 2-3 times and have the ability to choose which scores to send to colleges.

 

Do all of my SAT scores get sent to colleges?

There are only a small handful of highly selective colleges that will require students to report all testing. A majority of colleges will allow students to choose which scores to submit for an admission decision. Please take a look at the College Center’s College Admission Testing page for more information and resources here: www.tinyurl.com/bhhscollegetests

 

What happens if I do not show up the day of?

If a student does not participate in the SAT school day on March 27, 2019, they will not have a score from that date. They do not receive a zero score, they simply do not take the SAT for that day. There will not be a make up day. Junior students are expected to attend. Students are responsible for clearing their attendance.

 

If I am absent that day can I make up the test on another date?

No. The district is funding the SAT school day for March 27, 2019. This test cannot be transferred to another date and/or for a Subject Test. Students CAN however register and take any other SAT and/or ACT on their own by registering on CollegeBoard or ACT for another date. Note, that each student’s testing plan will be different according to their post-secondary goals. Please seek resources through the College Center website for additional information.

 

How do I know where to go the day of and when does the test begin?

Class rosters will be posted outside of the library the week of March 11, 2019. The test will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m., please plan to arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. and allow time to get to your room. Once the testing begins students will not be permitted to begin the exam late.

 

What do I bring the day of?

Each student should bring a student ID and a calculator (please see types of calculators available here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/calculator-policy). Water a snack to consume during breaks. You can bring your phone, however they will be collected prior exam administration and return after the exam has been administered. Number 2 pencils will be provided. 

 

When will I get my test results back?

Scores will be made available 3-4 weeks after testing on CollegeBoard’s online score reporting portal here: https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/home. Students can create an account if not already on CollegeBoard to view scores.

 

What is the purpose of providing the SAT school day?

The District is providing access for students in preparation for their post-secondary plans. In addition, the SAT results provide larger data to help drive curriculum and placement throughout our high school.

 

Where can I go for more resources on college admission testing, its impact on admissions and test information?

Sections the SAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test

SAT Test Dates: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines 

The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing: http://downloads.compassprep.com/compass_guide_to_admission_testing_2018-2019.pdf

What you Need to Know about Standardized Tests and Mistakes to Avoid:

https://www.collegeessayguy.com/podcast-stream/what-you-need-to-know-about-standardized-tests-and-mistakes-to-avoid

 

What are some helpful test prep resources?

Kahn Academy Free SAT Prep: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

BHHS College Center College Admission Website: www.tinyurl.com/bhhscollegetests

 

What if I have additional questions?

Please contact Dustin Seemann at dseemann@bhusd.org

 

 

FAQ - PSAT for Sophomores - March 27, 2019

 

On March 27, 2019 - BHUSD will provide an official CollegeBoard PSAT on March 27, 2019 for ALL SOPHOMORES. Please see FAQ below and continue to check Jupiter updates as the date nears.

 

When is the PSAT test date?

The PSAT will be administered to all Sophomores on March 27, 2019. The entire school is participating and all Freshman and Seniors have a non-admittance for that day. The Juniors will be taking the SAT at the same time.

 

Do I need to sign up for the test on CollegeBoard?

No. The district has registered all students. There is no need to register for the exam on CollegeBoard.

 

How do I know where to go the day of and when does the test begin?

Class rosters will be posted outside of the library the week of March 11, 2019. The test will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m., please plan to arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. and allow time to get to your room. Once the testing begins students will not be permitted to begin the exam late.

 

What happens if I do not show up the day of?

If a student does not participate in the PSAT on March 27, 2019, they will not have a score from that date.

 

If I am absent that day can I make up the test on another date?

No. There will not be a make up day. Sophomore students are expected to attend. Students are responsible for clearing their attendance. Students will have the opportunity to take a PSAT again their Junior year in October. Please note, the college center provides mock SAT and ACT opportunities throughout the year for student test preparation and planning. The PSAT does not officially count and is a preliminary practice.

 

When will I get my test results back?

Scores will be made available in May 2019. Students can create an account and view scores on CollegeBoard’s online score reporting portal here: https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/home.

 

What is the PSAT?

The PSAT 10 is a practice exam for the SAT and measures readiness for college. The PSAT 10 does not qualify students for National Merit Scholarship consideration. Students will take the PSAT again in Fall of their Junior year and will have an opportunity for National Merit Scholarship consideration at that time.

 

Do my scores count for college?

No. PSAT 10 scores are not sent to colleges or are considered in an admission decision.

 

Do my scores get sent to colleges?

No. Students have access to their scores to utilize in their next steps in the college admission planning process.

 

What is the purpose of providing the PSAT/SAT school day?

The District is providing access for students in preparation for their post-secondary plans. In addition, the PSAT and SAT results provide larger data to help drive curriculum and placement throughout our high school.

 

When is a good time to begin preparing for the official SAT and/or ACT?

Students will take the PSAT again in the Fall of their Junior year at Beverly Hills High School. Typically students take a mock ACT and decide which exam is best and prepare to take an official exam in the Spring semester of their Junior year. Please note, each student’s college admission testing plan and post-secondary goal will vary, please see resources below for additional support.

 

Where can I go for additional information and resources?

CollegeBoard: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing: http://downloads.compassprep.com/compass_guide_to_admission_testing_2018-2019.pdf

BHHS College Center College Admission Website: www.tinyurl.com/bhhscollegetests

What you Need to Know about Standardized Tests and Mistakes to Avoid:

https://www.collegeessayguy.com/podcast-stream/what-you-need-to-know-about-standardized-tests-and-mistakes-to-avoid