When & Where to Report
- Report to your assigned testing room at 8:30.
- Room assignments will be posted in the cafeteria and 1st floor hallway on Monday, 10/10/18. Teachers will also have electronic copies.
- When dismissed by your Room Supervisor, you will either exit the building or go directly to the cafeteria.
- Students with their own transportation may leave once their room is dismissed.
- Students without their own transportation will report to the cafeteria and remain there until an activity bus route runs at 3:30.
- Students in the cafeteria may exit the building once a ride arrives.
- Students who exit the building will not be readmitted.
- PSAT 9 & PSAT 10
- When dismissed by your Room Supervisor, you will exit the building and proceed directly to your bus/ride.
- Students will not be allowed to go to their lockers after dismissal.
- Once students exit the building, they will not be readmitted.
- No students are permitted to remain after testing. All students must leave the premises.
What to Bring on Test Day
- Acceptable photo ID (ex. Driver's License, School ID)
- Two No. 2 pencils with soft erasers; NO PENS OR MECHANICAL PENCILS
- Acceptable calculator (for the Math Test – Calculator portion of the test only)
What NOT to Bring on Test Day
- Electronic equipment including phones of any kind, personal computing devices (laptops, notebooks, or tablets), cameras, timers, audio players/recorders, wearable technology, digital watches including smartwatches that can be used to record, transmit, or receive information, or any other prohibited devices.
- Any highlighters, rulers, earplugs, dictionaries or other books, pens or colored pencils, pamphlets and papers of any kind, including scratch paper.
- Phones/electronic communication devices
- Food or drink
Prohibition of Phones
Phones are a common source of distraction and unauthorized sharing of information. Use of phones is prohibited; if a student's device makes noise, if the student is seen using it, or if the student is seen attempting to access it at any time, including during breaks, he or she will be dismissed immediately, his or her scores may be canceled, and the device may be confiscated.
Taking the Test
- Students may not share test questions with anyone during or after the test.
- Students may not go to their lockers or leave the building during breaks.
- Students may not work on any section other than the one currently being timed. They may not look ahead or back in the test book or answer sheet.
- Students may not continue working after time has been called.
- Students must take the entire test and not skip any sections. Skipping a section will adversely affect their scores and may cause scores to be delayed.
Pre-administration session on Friday, 10/5/18
- Students will report to their assigned testing rooms at 3:10 on Friday, 10/5/18.
- Students will fill in demographic and other information on their testing documents.
- It is crucial for students to have their information completed beforehand so they are dismissed on time on testing day.
Most graphing and all scientific calculators (as long as they do not have any of the prohibited features listed in the next column) are acceptable; all four-function calculators are allowed, but not recommended. Check the list of acceptable graphing calculators below for models that are permitted. This list is not exhaustive. Contact TAS if you are unsure if a calculator is acceptable.
NOTE: Students approved to use a calculator on the Math Test – No Calculator may only use a four-function calculator. (Percent and square root functions are permitted.)
|Approved Graphing Calculators for use on the SAT Math Test -- Calculator section |||||||||
|The following calculators are permitted: |||||||||
FX 1.0 series
Algebra FX 2.0 series
TI-83 Plus Silver
TI-84 Plus CE
TI-84 Plus Silver
TI-84 Plus C Silver
TI-Nspire CM-C CAS
TI-Nspire CX CAS
TI-Nspire CX-C CAS
|*The use of the stylus is not permitted.|||||||||
- Laptops or other computers, tablets, cell phones, smartphones, smartwatches, or wearable technology
- Models that can access the internet or that have wireless, Bluetooth, cellular, audio/video recording and playing, camera, or any other smartphone-type features
- Models that have a typewriter-like keypad, pen-input, or stylus
- Models that use electrical outlets, make noise, or have a paper tape
In addition, the use of hardware peripherals such as a stylus with an approved calculator is not permitted. Some models with touch-screen capability are not permitted (e.g., Casio ClassPad). Check the list of acceptable graphing calculators below for models that are permitted.
Marking the Answer Sheet
- Correctly marking the answers is very important: Marks that are too light or that do not completely fill the circles will not scan properly and could lead to lower scores.
- No. 2 pencils and soft erasers are required. Mechanical pencils are not allowed because they may punch through the answer sheet or may not have No. 2 lead. Marks made with the wrong kind of lead do not scan properly.
- Students must fill in each circle darkly and completely. If they need to erase a response, they must erase as completely as possible.
- Students may not use a pen to write their essay. The electronic scanners cannot read ink, and essays written in ink will appear blank.
- Students must mark their answers on the answer sheets — no credit is given for answers recorded in the test book (unless College Board approval has been given for this accommodation).
The College Board will not adjust scores in cases of failure to follow instructions for marking the answer sheet.
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