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    PSAT 2021-22

    Please review these important points with your student(s) so they are prepared for exam day:

    • Students should plan to be in their assigned exam room by 7:45am, and arrange for pickup sometime between 11:45am – 12:15pm. MOST rooms will finish around 12pm.
    • We typically have a high volume of cars dropping off students close to the start time; however, we cannot admit students to the testing room after the exam begins.
    • Room dismissal times can vary, depending on a variety of factors, but all students will have exactly the same amount of testing time in each section

     

    • Test day materials include a mask, two sharpened #2 pencils, and an approved calculator.
    • Students cannot remain in the building if they do not have a mask, or an approved exemption.
    • Eating/drinking during the exam is not permitted, but students can bring something for scheduled test breaks.
    • Student IDs are not required for the PSAT, but you should know that they are required for the actual SAT.
    • Cell phones must be turned off while in the exam room. If any student is found in possession/in use of an active phone, they will be dismissed and have their scores cancelled.
    • Please have your cell phone handy in case we need to reach you… It is rare, but students who do not follow staff instructions will need to be picked up early!

     

    Open registration for the October 16th PSAT was available on the MyPaymentsPlus website from August 16 – September 14th. All who registered during this period were guaranteed an exam seat. We have been contacted by quite a few people who missed this deadline, and we’re going to make the limited number of extra exams available for everyone during a late registration period.

    Starting on October 4th at 8am, the remaining PSAT exam seats will go on sale on the MyPaymentsPlus website, until sold out. To register: visit the MyPaymentsPlus (MPP) website (https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/). Please take note of the following registration tips:

    • If this is the first time you are using MPP for any of your students, then you'll need to create a new account.
    • If you created an account for use with an older sibling, then you’ll need to add the new student to your already existing account (do not create a NEW account).
    • You will need your student's school ID to create a new MPP account, or to add a new student to an existing account.
    • There is a “forget your username or password” button if needed, but you should not create a new account if your forget your login information.
    • The PSAT at West will only appear as an activity you can register for after an 10th/11th grade West student is added to your MPP account. 

    IMPORTANT: If your student plans on using accommodations associated with an IEP, you must email Mike Curtis (mcurtis@cbsd.org) after completing registration. There is an application for taking CollegeBoard exams with accommodations; please take a look here: Special Education / SAT and ACT Testing Accommodations (cbsd.org).

    The deadline for schools to submit accommodation requests for this PSAT exam is August 24th; we must receive the paperwork prior to that date, or there should be no expectation your student will be able to test with accommodations on this exam.  

    Exam Day Information: please review these important points with your student(s) so they are prepared for exam day!

    • Exam room assignments will be posted outside of guidance and emailed to parents closer to the testing date.
    • On exam day, students should plan to be in their assigned exam room by 7:45am, and arrange for pickup around 12pm. Please be aware we typically have a high volume of cars dropping off students in the morning close to the start time. No student will be admitted to the testing room after the exam begins (as per CollegeBoard policy).
    • Students should bring with them two sharpened #2 pencils, and an approved calculator.
    • Students are not permitted to eat/drink during the exam, but can bring a snack/drink for scheduled test breaks (as per CollegeBoard policy).
    • Student IDs are not required for the PSAT, but you should know that they are required for the actual SAT.
    • Students will be asked to turn off cell phones while in the exam room. If any student is found in possession/in use of an active phone, they will be dismissed and have their scores cancelled (as per CollegeBoard policy).
    • Students must wear a mask while in the building, unless there is a previously approved exemption.
    • For detailed information about the exam contents, please visit the CollegeBoard website.    

    Updated 10/14/21 

    PreACT 2021-22

    The PreACT will be offered to 10th grade CB West students on Saturday, March 26th, 2022. More detailed information will be posted/emailed closer to this time. 

    Updated 9/9/21

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    Important Notes for all college extrance exams: 

    1.  Students will need to create their own accounts for both SAT (through www.collegeboard.org) and/or the ACT (through www.act.org).  Students must save their login information (username and password) for these accounts.  No one at CB West will have access to these student accounts, and students will need to access these accounts frequently in order to register for future tests, check scores, and send scores to colleges.

    2.  Students should use a personal email account (Gmail, etc.), and NOT their CBSD school email account when registering for tests.  You may need access to these accounts after you graduate, when your CB email will be deactivated.  You will get important information and notifications about your tests sent to this email address, so it should be one that you check frequently.  This should not be a parent email address.  

    3. Students must enter the CB West CEEB Code:  391045 during online registration for the SAT and ACT in order to have their scores sent to CB West. 

      

    SAT 2021-22
     
      
    SAT registration is handled through the College Board website (not by CB West). 
     
    For 2021-22 SAT exam dates and registration information, click HERE.  Students will need to create a College Board account. 
     
    During the SAT registration process, students may request to send their scores to up to four (4) colleges at no cost. Follow directions in the link. 
     
    For free, online SAT Prep, students can refer to College Board's practice website for resources, including Khan Academy (see also "Free Online Test Practice Resourses" Section at the bottom of this page).

     


    ACT 2021-2022

     

    Go to the ACT website for more information about 2021-2022 ACT exam dates and registration procedures.  

    For ACT exam dates for the 2021-2022 school year, and for registration information, click HERE.  Students will need to create a MyACT account.

    When registering for the ACT, students can request to send their scores to up to four (4) colleges for free.  Follow registration instructions .

     

     

     Free Online Test Practice Resources for Students

    • Go to www.KhanAcademy.org and set up a free account for comprehensive, individualized practice for SAT and PSAT.  Get feedback, access tutorial videos, and set up your own practice schedule.   

    • ePrep

      The Central Bucks School District offers a standardized testing prep system, ePrep, to all its students. This free web-based program helps students prepare for the PSAT, SAT and ACT. There are practice tests, test-taking tips, and instructional videos that explain how to do the problem(s) that may have been answered incorrectly during the practice session. Go to www.eprep.com and set up your student account:

      Login information for 2021-2022 School Year:


      Juniors (Class of 2023):  Username:  your CB email; Password:  West2023

      Sophomores (Class of 2024):  Username:  your CB email; Password:  West 2023


      Students who have questions or problems with logging in should contact Ms.Graney in the CB West Library.