Timber Creek will be administering the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 to all sophomores, all juniors, and freshman students that pre-registered for the exam.

Here’s everything you need to know, from schedules to testing rooms, to why Seniors really need to attend their assembly.

For Testers

Again, all sophomores (Class of 2024), all juniors (Class of 2023), and freshman (Class of 2025) that pre-registered and paid for their exam will be testing on Oct. 13.

PSAT room assignments will be sent out via email, plus we’ll post them here on the Talon, and they’ll be on the wall by the main office.

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR TESTING ROOM. (PDF Link, sorted by student ID numbers)

Students need to be in their testing rooms by 8:30 a.m., students arriving after testing has started will not be allowed to test per College Board guidelines.

Students need to bring a sack lunch, snacks, a calculator and pencils for the exam. Sack lunches will be available for students who forget to bring a lunch. Students will not be allowed to eat lunch until after the test is complete so, please make sure that your child comes to school well rested and well nourished.

The PSAT/NMSQT(Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a program co-
sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

For many students the PSAT/NMSQT is the first official step on the road to college. It assesses skills developed through years of study in a wide range of courses as well as the experiences outside the classroom. Results from the October PSAT/NMSQT administration give juniors a chance to enter the National Merit Scholarship competition. The PSAT/NMSQT has three parts: Critical Reading, Math and Writing Skills. The most common reasons student take the PSAT/NMSQT are to: help assess skills necessary for college-level work, prepare for the SAT, enter competitions for National Scholarships, and receive information for colleges.

For Non-Testers

Non-testing students, which include all seniors and 9th graders who did not register to take the PSAT, will
report to school at 11:50 a.m., optional lunch (cold lunch) will be offered from 11:30-11:50a.m.

All 9th grade students who are not registered to take the PSAT will report to the FAC at 11:50 a.m. for
attendance.

All 12th grade students will report to the LARGE GYM at 11:50 am for attendance and a Senior Assembly (more below on this)

All 10th and 11th grade students that arrived too late to take the exam will report to the CAFETERIA.
There will be a late arrival bus to bring students to campus by noon. If any late arriving student
wants lunch (a cold lunch will be served) they need to arrive by 11:30 a.m.

Here’s the late arrival bus schedule:

Our schedule for PSAT testing does require an altered bell schedule which is posted below, and will count as a regular day of school. All students are expected to be in attendance.

For Seniors

The Senior Class of 2022 will have an assembly in the large gym during the Oct. 13 period between 11:50 a.m. and 1:28 p.m. This assembly will discuss MANY elements of Senior Year, and include voting for the Prom Theme. More details releasing soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I really have to come?
Yes.

Seriously?
Yes.

What about KCAL classes?
No classes at KCAL on Oct. 13. All Keller ISD High Schools are doing PSAT.

Where can I get study guides for the PSAT?
Click here.

I’m a Freshman and didn’t know I had to sign up and pay, can I still take the test?
Nope. We posted this in August, after an e-mail was sent out. Sorry you missed it.

My question isn’t answered!
Try helene.kilianski@kellerisd.net

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