Dear Parents/Guardians of 8th Grade Students:

Our school will administer the PSAT8/9 on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 for 8th grade students. The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. It tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT. PSAT8/9 helps students determine what they need to work on most so that they are ready for college. PSAT8/9 helps students:
1. Recognize strengths. A personalized PSAT 8/9 score report will include detailed information about your child’s strengths and areas for growth. It helps students lean into areas they’re good at and identify places where they need to improve to be ready for college.
2. Explore future careers. Students can explore college majors and careers that align with their personal interests with Roadmap to Careers, a unique online tool created by Roadtrip Nation and the College Board. The tool connects students to potential careers based on the things they love, showing where they can lead.
3. Choose high school courses. Knowing where they excel and what skills they should work on can help them choose other 9th- and 10th- grade classes. In addition, student score reports will suggest AP® courses that are a great match for them. AP can give your child an edge in the admission process and allows them to earn college credit while in high school, which could save time and money in college.

Practice exams and sample questions are available online at College Board web site: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9
After receiving PSAT8/9 test scores students can find appropriate interactive math practice resources on Khan Academy https://cdn.kastatic.org/KA-share/PSAT89+Resources+on+KA.pdf.
Please encourage your child to have a restful night sleep and a healthy breakfast before testing. Students are expected to arrive school on time no later than 7:30 am.

All electronic devices cell phones, smart watches, tablets, audio players/recorders are prohibited during testing. Please remind your child turn it off and leave it in the locker or give it to the teacher before testing. The student will be dismissed immediately and scores will be cancelled, if cell phone is used or it makes noises even during breaks.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Suslu at dsuslu@harmonytx.org

Thank you for your ongoing support!