Lemont High School will administer testing from the SAT suite to its freshmen, sophomores and juniors on Wednesday, October 16.
October 16 IS NOT a PLC Wednesday. School will begin at 8 a.m., and will dismiss for the day at 12:15 p.m. Buses will run their normal routes after school, and additional routes will run later in the afternoon for students who are eligible for transportation and receive testing accommodations from the College Board.
There will be no lunch served, but breakfast will be served in the Commons as regularly scheduled. There will be no meetings, practices, or zero hour classes held before school on October 16.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FRESHMEN: Testing will be administered to the Class of 2023 on Chromebooks. Freshmen, please make sure your Chromebooks have a full charge overnight before bringing them to school on October 16.
On October 16, all Lemont High School sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT, while all freshmen will take the PSAT 8/9. Students who are taking alternate assessments will be taking the Life Centered Education Assessment. Seniors should not attend school on October 16, but are encouraged to use that day to visit colleges or investigate other post-high school career plans.
Testing will be beneficial for freshmen, sophomores and juniors for a number of reasons.
- All students will gain experience with the structure and format of the SAT.
- Members of the Class of 2021 will have the opportunity to qualify for National Merit Scholar status.
- Members of the Class of 2022 will familiarize themselves with the format of the PSAT/NMSQT, preparing them for the exam as juniors next fall.
- Members of the Class of 2023 will gain experience with the SAT format while taking an exam designed for 9th graders.
- All students will receive an "AP Potential" report based on their performance on their respective exams.
- All students will receive free access to Khan Academy resources, such as SAT preparation activities, through the College Board.
Below, please find some valuable resources to assist in preparation for the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9.
Parents/guardians with questions concerning the administration of the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 are encouraged to contact a counselor.
Note for Special Education and 504 students: End times will vary depending on the type of accommodation that is being provided and the type of test. The College Board makes the final determination in terms of accommodations for the the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9. Students have been notified as to where they need to report and what time they are projected to be finished with testing. The end time is contingent on starting on time at 8 a.m. Students are provided with short breaks during the testing period. Extended time requirements will be strictly enforced; students must wait until the required time period has expired before beginning the next test, per College Board procedures. Students who refuse to follow directions or are disruptive will be removed from the testing room and will be subject to the appropriate consequences. Additionally, their tests will be marked as invalid and will not be scored.