PSAT Information 2020-2021

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD high school students will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) in the upcoming months. This is an important test that can help students along the path to college. Remote learners will have the opportunity to come to campus to test on their assigned testing date. If your student is a remote learner and would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT, please complete the respective form below. In person learners will automatically be enrolled in the test on their respective day.  Students must test with their grade level.  For example, juniors will not be allowed to test on any other grade level day.


Students with College Board SSD Accommodations will receive the accommodations as listed by the College Board.  

PSAT Info for January 26th

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, we will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT for GHS remote freshmen who have registered and all in-person freshmen. If you have any questions about what to expect on exam day, please contact Catherine Henry, PSAT Coordinator at catherine.henry@gcisd.net.

 

What to bring:

Students do not need to bring anything with them to campus except an approved calculator for the math section and number 2 pencils (not mechanical). Please review the College Board’s PSAT/NMSQT Test Day Checklist (including a list of approved calculators) for a list of what to bring and what NOT to bring to campus on testing day.

 

What NOT to bring:

We do NOT recommend students bring their backpacks or cell phones to campus on testing day. These things may be secured in a student’s vehicle.  If a student must bring a cell phone, this item will turned off and collected during testing.

 

Arrival:

Students should arrive no later than 8:15am, or at the earliest time available to bussed students.

 

Finding the testing room:

The list of testing rooms for students will be hung on the windows in the 100, 200, and 600 hallways; students should look for their names on those lists. Please arrive by 8:15am so that you can find your testing room in plenty of time for the start of the exam.

 

Who's allowed on campus:

On this testing day, the only students allowed on campus will be those who are testing. All other students will stay home and work asynchronously through their scheduled classes, which will count the student “present” for attendance purposes. Being present for the exam will count the student “present” for attendance purposes.

 

Lunches:

Lunches will be provided by our cafeteria for takeout only, to be picked up after the exam before students exit the building. Lunch will only be prepared for those students who request them. If you’d like to order lunch, please fill out Lunch Form . This needs to be completed by Monday, October 25th by noon. The cost of lunch remains the same, according to free/reduced or full price status.


COVID Precautions:

All testing rooms will be sanitized prior to testing.
All students are required to wear masks while on campus.All students will be seated a minimum of six feet apart during testing.

 All students will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering testing rooms.

Departure:

Once all students complete the exam, they will be released to go home. Students are not permitted to stay on campus at the conclusion of the exam. (All lunches will be “to go”).




If your child is a freshman, the PSAT/NMSQT test will be offered to all freshman students on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  Remote Learners need to sign up using the link below before the end of the day Friday Jan. 8th, 2021.
Google Form Sign Up Link


Students not testing will participate in remote independent learning during the day of the test.  Testers will be released from campus at the conclusion of testing and buses will run at that time to provide transportation home. Grab-and-Go lunches will also be available for students on the day of testing.  


If your child is a junior, the PSAT/NMSQT offers him or her the opportunity to enter competitions for scholarships that can assist with college financial aid.


For all students, the PSAT/NMSQT is also considered valuable practice for the SAT.  Personalized feedback will be provided and students can also link their results to KHAN Academy for additional feedback. 


Students may pick up a PSAT Student Guide/Practice Test through their English teacher.  Remote students may pick up a copy in the front office vestibule during school hours.


For more information about the PSAT/NMSQT, visit psat.org