EXPLORE, PLAN and PSAT Testing
EXPLORE Test is produced by the ACT Company and is an evaluation and practice test designed for students in the 8th grade. The 2012 test is scheduled to be given, Tues, Oct. 10, 2012, at the Activity Center beginning at 8:00a.m.
PLAN Test is produced by the ACT Company and is a pre-ACT test which will evaluate a student's progress for the ACT college entrance exam. Tenth graders will receive a score range for the ACT, as well as suggestions for ways they can improve their scores. Ninth graders will receive their scores and ways to improve in each caegory, but not a score range for the ACT. The 2012 test is scheduled to be given Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at 8:00a.m., at the Activity Center. CCS 9th and 10th grade are required to take the PLAN Test.
PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test which is a co-sponsored program by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). This is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test. It also gives you a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs. The PSAT/NMSQT measures: critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. This test will be given at the CCS Activity Center, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at 8:00a.m., to all 11th graders, and any 9th and 10th grade students who have signed up with Mrs. Stephens by Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. The cost of $15 must be paid by 9th and 10th graders signed up to take the test before the test date. All students must bring two #2 sharpened pencils, (no mechanical pencils allowed) and a calculator. Transportation will be provided back to CCS if needed. Results will be sent home, usually in December.
PSAT Review Booklets - have arrived and will be distributed to all 11th graders and any 9th/10th graders signed up to take the test. Parents may sign their students up by emailing email@example.com no later than Friday, Sept. 14th, 2012.
PSAT Prep Class - Online enrollment now open. Test prep workshops kickoff with an opening night PSAT simulation on Monday, Sept. 24th and continue with Freshmen exclusive and Sophomore/Junior exclusive sessions based on a flexible schedule Each session focuses on Verbal and Math skills for PSAT success! Cost: $25 for Freshmen (4 hours) and $40 for Soph/Jr (6 hours) with a $3 service charge if paying online. Go to www.studyzombie.com for more information. This workshop is with Mr. David Askey and Mr. Josh Flores, both have over 20 years of combined experience preparing Norman area students for this very important national exam.
PSAT Review Class - Precollegiate Programs at the University of Oklahoma sponsors this effective test preparation course for PSAT/NMSQT and SAT. By providing s sufficient amount of familiarization with the tests and administrative procedures during this course, students will feel comfortable and know what to expect on the day of their test. This course is an excellent building block for the SAT exam. Review course will be Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 9am - 3pm on the OU Norman Campus. Cost is $90 and includes instruction, materials, andrefreshments. Registration deadline is Sept. 23rd. May register online at http://youth.ou.edu or print off a registration form and mail it.
All students who have taken the PSAT receive My College QuickStart, a free online personalized college and career planning kit, with access until they have graduated from high school. Students have the opportunity to take the next steps toward college with these features:
*My Online Score Report, including all test questions and complete answer explanations, projected SAT score ranges, and state percentiles.
*My SAT Study Plan, which is a personalized based PSAT test results.
*Personalized lists of colleges, majors, and careers.
*My Road, an online college, major, and career exploration tool.
Students can access My College Quick Start by visiting www.collegeboard.com/psatextra, creating an online account, and entering the unique access code found on their official paper Score Report.