PSAT----ATTENTION ALL SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS FREE MONEY FOR COLLEGE REGISTER FOR THE PSAT/NMSQT
Who: 10th and 11th graders
Scholarships: Used by scholarship programs, including the National Merit® Scholarship Program. National Merit Scholarship Program When you take the PSAT/NMSQT, you’re automatically screened for the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. New Scholarships The College Board’s new scholarship partners provide millions of dollars to qualified low-income and minority students — and they use the PSAT/NMSQT to help find them. National Hispanic Recognition Program The College Board recognizes academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino U.S. juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT. Learn more about the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Other Programs These programs use PSAT/NMSQT scores to find eligible juniors. National Scholarship Service The National Scholarship Service offers a free college advisory and referral service for 11th-grade African American students. For more information, write to: National Scholarship Service 980 Martin Luther King Drive SW, P.O. Box 11409 Atlanta, GA 30310 Telluride Seminar Scholarships The Telluride Association offers scholarships to gifted 11th-grade students for their six-week summer program in the humanities and social sciences.
All juniors are required to take the ACT in March for free at Salisbury High. More information will be given closer to March. If you are interested in taking the ACT, again, you will need to register at http://www.actstudent.org/
Fee - $62.50 for ACT plus writing *Fee waivers are available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Students need to see their counselor for the waiver. Dates are found above in chart.
Fee - $60 for the SAT with Essay or $46 for the SAT without Essay *Most colleges still want students to take the SAT with Essay. Register at http://www.collegeboard.org/ *Fee waivers are available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Students need to see their counselor for the waiver. Dates are found above in chart.
Free SAT/ACT Test Preparation
- The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is offering comprehensive test prep courses for the SAT and ACT. For more information, please visit https://www1.cfnc.org/Plan/For_College/_default.aspx
- Students can also visit http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/ for ACT test prep and for http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice SAT test prep.
- Kaplan Test Prep also has practice tests (with score reviews) for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT here.
- SAT Study Guide Book: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/sat-student-guide.pdf
- College Board and Khan Academy have teamed up to offer practice resources for the new SAT here. These resources are designed to meet you where you are and to help you where you need it. You will have access to interactive practice, instant feedback, and more.
- Varsity Tutors is a website that offers learning tools and practice tests for the SAT, PSAT, ACT, ASVAB and more. This website is a comprehensive suite of completely free practice tests, digital flashcards, and questions-of-the-day for standardized tests and academic subjects of all levels. Learn more here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests.
- SOPHIA offers ACT test preparation here: https://www.sophia.org/preparing-for-college/act-test-preparation
- March 2 Success is an online test preparation course that provides help with standardized tests, ASVAB preparation, applying for a job, and improving math, language arts, and science skills. This is free! https://www.march2success.com/
- Don't forget about getting help from teachers at Salisbury High!
- Great website with free SAT and ACT prep! www.magoosh.com
- Free PSAT Prep on kaptest.com/pastpreplive.
- Want ACT/SAT tips texted to you? If so, visit here: https://getschooled.com/dashboard/tool/3055-sat-act-qotd-textline
- 50 Strategies for ACT Test Day! http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/tips-and-tricks/act/act-general/top-50-strategies-for-act-test-day
- ACT Tips in file below!
- ACT UP Mobile App! This is free and provides great testing preparation material on your phone!
Credit By Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) is the process in which local education agencies (LEAs) employ a body-of-evidence to award a student credit in a particular course without requiring the student to complete classroom instruction for a certain amount of seat time. The CDM process is open to all NC public school students in grades 9-12 in high school courses and grades 6-8 for high school courses offered in middle school, based on LEA availability.
CDM is intended for any public school student who is able to show a deep understanding of the content without seat-time and classroom learning experience. The specific requirements are listed on the next page. While CDM is intended for highly advanced students in specific content areas, any student eligible to earn high school credit can participate in the process.
Students shall demonstrate mastery through a multi-phase assessment, consisting of (1) a standard examination, which shall be the EOC/EOG where applicable, or a final exam developed locally and (2) an artifact which requires the student to apply knowledge and skills relevant to the content standards. LEAs may require additional requirements, such as performance tasks. This multi-phase assessment process builds a body-of-evidence that allows a committee to determine if the student has a deep understanding of the standards for the course or subject area, as defined by the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, thereby earning credit for the course without experiencing it in the school setting. Students must attain minimum scores to earn Credit by Demonstrated Mastery. If interested, please have your student see their school counselor.
The following courses are excluded from Credit by Demonstrated Mastery:
- Career and Technical Education (CTE) work-based learning courses (co-op, internship, apprenticeship);
- CTE courses that have a clinical setting as a requirement of the course, such as ProStart, Early Childhood Education I/II and Nursing Fundamentals;
- CTE Advanced Studies courses;
- English Language Learner (ELL) courses;
- Healthful Living required courses;
- AP and IB courses; and
- Occupational Course of Study (OCS) Occupational Preparation I, II, III, and IV courses.