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2 PSAT/NMSQT ® SAT ® Break AP ® Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Agenda

3 The College Board’s mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Our Mission We are a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education.


5 Louisiana PSAT/NMSQT Facts 12,340 PAST/NMSQT exams were administered to juniors in 2009 5,265 PSAT/NMSQT exams were administered to sophomores in 2009 2,117 fee waivers were allocated in 2009 906 fee waivers were used in 2009

6 Scores and percentiles Information about performance on every test question Personalized skills feedback Information about NMSC programs Self-reported grade average and college major of interest Access code for My College QuickStart ™ PSAT/NMSQT Score Report Plus

7 My College QuickStart ™ – Personalized online college planning kit powered by students’ test results – My Online Score Report Review test questions, answers and explanations – My SAT Study Plan ™ Highlights skills for review and practice – My College Matches Based on the student’s home state and selected major – My Major & Career Matches Based on the major chosen when students take the test. Provides access to MyRoad ™ College and Career Planning Tools

8 My Online Score Report Look Beyond The Score When students visit My Online Score Report, they can learn from their test results with these features: Complete answer explanations State percentiles Projected SAT® score ranges Answers that can be sorted

9 College and Career Planning Tips Arrange for a computer lab session to introduce students to My College QuickStart Use free lesson plans to guide students through structured My College QuickStart and MyRoad activities

10 PSAT/NMSQT results Identify students likely to succeed in Advanced Placement Program ® Increases access to AP Helps ensure that no student with the chance to succeed in AP is overlooked Easy-to-use online tool Generates rosters of students likely to score a 3 or better on the 25 AP Exams AP Potential ™

11 Access codes are included on the Roster of Student Scores and Plans, delivered with score reports in December. AP Potential Sign in at

12 AP Potential You select a performance criterion for each AP class your school offers …

13 AP Potential Student Detail All courses selected noted Status of meeting the criteria Probability for scoring a 3 noted

14 AP Potential Tips Export data into an Excel spreadsheet to make it easy to read and use. Create letters to parents. AP Potential provides sample letters in English and Spanish.

15 Get the Most from PSAT/NMSQT Results Go online for more information about PSAT/NMSQT tools and resources: /psattools /psattools

16 SAT ®

17 Louisiana SAT Facts In 2008-09 2,556 SAT exams were administered in Louisiana Louisiana’s 2008-09 mean Critical Reading, Math and Writing scores were 563, 558, and 555 respectively. The 2008-09 national mean scores for Critical Reading, Math, and Writing were 502, 515, an 493 respectively.

18 U.S. Registration Deadlines 2009-10 Test DatesTest Regular Registration Deadline (postmark/submit by) October 10, 2009 SAT & Subject Tests September 9, 2009 November 7, 2009 SAT & Subject Tests October 1, 2009 December 5, 2009 SAT & Subject Tests October 30, 2009 January 23, 2010 SAT & Subject Tests December 15, 2009 March 13, 2010 SAT only February 4, 2010 May 1, 2010 SAT & Subject Tests March 25, 2010 June 5, 2010 SAT & Subject Tests April 29, 2010 2009-10 SAT Test Dates

19 A list of closed test centers and scheduled makeup test dates will be available at during the week before a test date. If a test center is closed, the SAT Program will notify test-takers about a makeup test date. Test Center Closures and Makeup Testing

20 Fee waivers are available for students who cannot afford the fees associated with the SAT or SAT Subject Tests – Up to four fee waivers – Four additional flexible score reports – Expanded to 9th- and 10th-graders – Up to four requests for waiver of college application forms Fee Waivers and SAT Subject Tests ™

21 What’s New for Students What’s New with the SAT at A completely redesigned online registration process – Students choose test centers in real time A more intuitive score-reporting process – Online Score Choice ™ tutorial guides students A tour of SAT ® Skills Insight™ – Helps students understand skills the SAT tests and how they can improve them My SAT Online Score Report – The primary way students receive scores

22 SAT Counselor Toolkit What’s New with the SAT at To access all these resources and much more, visit:

23 This Is Your SAT 2009-2010 SAT Program Materials (Students) This new brochure is a great introduction to the SAT and can help students and their parents to learn more about the SAT and SAT Subject Test.

24 The SAT Program Handbook 2009–2010 SAT Program Materials (Counselors) This handbook: – Includes important information about the SAT and SAT Subject Tests Registration Testing and scoring policies Practices

25 Score Choice ™ Poster 2009–2010 SAT Program Materials (Counselors) Displayed in the counseling office or career center, this poster can help answer students’ questions about Score Choice

26 The truth is: a little practice goes a long way

27 Practice CD 2009–2010 SAT Program Materials (Counselors) – Allows students using the SAT Practice Booklet to hear sample listening test questions – Should be kept in your office for students to use The practice CD for SAT Language with Listening Subject Tests:


29 “Suggestions for Improvement” help students advance to a higher score band. For each score band, academic skills are categorized by skill group. SAT scores are grouped into six “score bands” between 200 and 800. “Academic Skills” are skills typical of students who score within the selected score band. “Skill Examples” are actual SAT questions that illustrate the meaning of each skill. 29

30 About Score Choice A new score reporting feature: – Gives students the option to send to colleges the test scores they feel best represent their abilities – Designed to reduce student test anxiety and enable students to feel more comfortable on test day

31 How Score Choice Works College Score-Use Policies: Score Choice is optional. – The default selection is all scores. Scores can be selected by test date for SAT and by individual test for SAT Subject Tests. Any/all scores can be sent to a college on a single report, at no additional charge. All scores will continue to go to students and high schools.

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