New safety protocols now a part of PSAT/NMSQT Testing.

Masks, social distancing and sterilization will all be in place as 10th and 11th graders have the opportunity to take the PSAT in October.

On Wednesday, October 14th, 1st time test takers in the 10th grade will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT. On Thursday, October 29th, 11th graders, who have registered, will have an opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT, at their local high school. The state of Georgia pays for this opportunity for 10th graders and the results provide an opportunity for students to see how they perform in the areas of English/Language Arts and Mathematics. This provides valuable information to students as they prepare to take the SAT when they are a 12th grader. This year’s results should return in mid- December/early January.

In addition to regular PSAT/NMSQT testing procedures, the College Board has added some additional protocols including the requirement of wearing masks by student test takers and examiners and the spacing of desks 6 ft. apart. Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the testing area and all testing rooms will be sanitized before and after testing. Students need to make sure they are aware of the start and end times for testing at their local high school.

Deborah Marker, Supervisor, High School Assessment

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