The PSAT is Wednesday, October 15 • The PSAT: • Indicates your strengths and weaknesses in preparation for taking the SAT. • Allows you to compare yourself with other students across the nation and is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. • Is practice for any national or state standard test for post-high school placement at a college or career such as the ACT, SAT, ASVAB, or Compass (the Spokane Community Colleges entrance exam). • In order to make PSAT Day as efficient as possible, today we will pre-register by completing the bubble sheet.
Bubble Sheet Completion • Use a Number 2 pencil • It is very important to completely and accurately fill out the PSAT bubble sheet. • Please follow these directions very carefully. • Completely fill in the bubbles • NEATLY fill in the text boxes • Completely erase any errors • If you have a question, please ask, rather than guess on how to complete a section.
Page 1 – Section 1 5 3 1 Spell out your full legal LAST NAME Bubble in letters below LAST NAME Spell out your full legal FIRST NAME Bubble in letters below FIRST NAME Write out your MIDDLE INITIAL Bubble in letter of MIDDLE INITIAL 2 4 6
Page 1 – Sections 2-3-4 3 4 5 1 Fill in the bubble for FEMALE/MALE Fill in the bubble for your current GRADE LEVEL Fill in the bubble for the MONTH you were born. Write in the DAY you were born (if 1-9, enter a zero first), then bubble in the numbers below Write in the YEAR you were born, then bubble in the year below 2
Page 1 – Section 5 1 Bubble in STUDENT ID Number bubble Write in your LC STUDENT ID number, starting at the left side Bubble in the numbers below your STUDENT ID Leave the extra columns to the right blank DO NOT USE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, ONLY USE YOUR LC ID NUMBER 4 2 3
Page 1 – Section 6 1 3 4 • Write in the LC school code: 481265 • Bubble in the numbers for the LC school code • School name: • Lewis & Clark High School • Street: • 521 W. Fourth Ave • City: Spokane • State: WA • ZIP Code: 99204 5 7 6 2
Page 1 – Section 6 Continued 3 Mark YES for 6c Leave the rest of 6c blank Leave 6d (optional code) blank 1 2
Page 1 – Section 7 Select either YES or NO after reading the above information (this is your choice). If you selected YES, enter your personal email address and bubble in if it is your email or a parent’s email. 1 2
Page 1 – Section 8 1 Conversion Chart Bubble in what you think your Grade Average so far in high school (it is ok to estimate). If you are in 9th grade, use your 8th grade GPA.
Page 1 – Sections 9-10 2 1 3 4 Select the Racial/Ethnic Group(s) you identify with Bubble in the language you first spoke (10a) Bubble in the language you know best (10b) Leave Sections 11 and 12 blank
Page 2 - Sections 13-14 2 1 3 4 • Bubble in YES for 13a • Bubble in the year you plan to leave high school 13b: • Juniors 2016, Sophomores 2017, Freshmen 2018 • Bubble in 4 years for 13c • Bubble in the appropriate answer for 13d
Page 2 – CERTIFICATION STATEMENT 1 In the best cursive you can do, copy the statement as seen above, sign your name, print your name, and enter the date of the test: 10-15-14
Page 4 - Section 15 1 • Write in your HOME STREET ADDRESS (include apartment number if applicable). Be sure to skip a space between each part of the address and fill in the ◊ for blanks. • Ex: 1424 E 15th AVE • Ex: 534 W 8th CT APT 10C • Bubble in the complete address under what you have written (bubble in the diamond for the space) • Use the Abbreviations box for standard address abbreviations 2 3
Page 4 - Section 16-20 1 4 Write in the city name where you live (for most of you, it is Spokane) Bubble in the letters for the city name Bubble in WA for state Write in your 5 digit zip code (start from the left, leave blank any extra columns) Bubble in the zip code numbers Leave Sections 19-20 blank 2 5 6 3
Final Step • Teachers - please collect completed forms in alphabetical orderand return to Tracy van Halderenthe Student Office. Please make sure the cover sheet is returned as well. • Students - on PSAT Day (October 15), you will start school at 8:00am as normal, but you will need to look at the posters in the front hall for your testing room assignment. More details will be coming soon!
PSAT Student Guides • Use them! • Take the time to go through the guide and read the information. • Take the practice tests and see how well you do!
ACHIEVERS SCHOLARS PROGRAM • APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN • The Achievers Scholars program is here to help you get to college • Offers college application help • Scholarship search support • 50 juniors will be selected this year! • Application online: https://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/students/achievers-program/application • Contact GABRIEL CHAVEZ GARCIA for more information (room 102D)