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SAT / PSAT Practice Testing Opportunities This Fall

Colchester students have a couple of options available to them this fall to take the Preliminary or Practice SAT tests. The tests are designed to give them experience with the process and prepare them for the standardized testing widely used by college admissions departments and may qualify students for National Merit Scholarship competition.

First at the Burnham Library: Burnham Library has partnered with Kaplan to offer free practice tests to students. These tests will allow students to sit for the exam and have an authentic testing experience; students will also receive a full score report outlining their strengths and weaknesses. The tests will take place just down the street from the Library, at Our Lady of Grace Church (784 Main Street). You must register at least one week in advance at our website – http://colchestervt.gov/library

Here are the upcoming dates:

Practice PSAT Exam Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9am to 1pm

Practice SAT Exam Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9am to 1pm

For more information call (802) 264-5660

And also at Colchester High School:

This year the College Board is not offering a Saturday PSAT as they have done in the past.  In response, CHS took this as an opportunity and applied for a VSAC Gear Up Grant to test the entire 10th and 11th grades.  Our grant application was approved and we are moving forward with plans to administer the test to all 10th and 11th grade students.  This is a great opportunity to provide all students, regardless of ability to pay, with a practice college admissions test.  Moreover, the PSAT results provide access to free customized online SAT preparation for each student via MY College Quickstart.

The testing day at CHS will be Wednesday, October 14th.

For more information call (802) 264-5700