PSAT 10

Madison will host the PSAT 10 test for all registered tenth graders on April 19, 2021, free of charge.

Test Day Details

Arrival

  • Students should arrive at Madison between 8:00 and 8:20. Testing will begin promptly at 8:30.
  • Students should enter the building using Doors 4 or 11.
  • Students who drive themselves can park in any student parking spot.

What to Bring on Test Day

  • A mask that must be worn the entire time you are in the building
  • At least two number 2 pencils (not mechanical)
  • Graphing or six-function calculator
  • Water/snacks

Bus Transportation

  • Those students who indicated a need for bus transportation will be contacted by Madison the week of April 12 with details. If you have questions about bus transportation, please reach out to Mr. Baird at @email.

Breakfast/Lunch

  • If students plan to take advantage of the grab and go breakfast option, please arrive at school at 8:00.
  • Students may pick up a grab and go lunch after testing.

Dismissal

  • Most students should be finished testing by 11:30.
  • Students who test with approved College Board Accommodations will finish later.
    • MP3 Audio: about 1:15
    • 50% extended time: about 1:30

Health and Safety Protocols for Assessments can be found on the FCPS website.

If you have additional questions, please contact Jen Frate (@email).

2020 Student Guides: PSAT

The PSAT 10 Student Guides have pertinent information for testing, tips, and a practice test.

PSAT FAQs

Who can test?

  • Only tenth grade students will be permitted to test on April 19, 2021. Students will register through the school, NOT through the College Board. However, please encourage your child to set up a College Board account as they will receive access to their score reports through this account. 

When/where is the PSAT?

  • The PSAT 10 will be given on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Madison starting at 8:00AM. Encourage your child to check their school email for updates.

How long is the test? 

  • The PSAT is normally 2 hours, 55 minutes long; however, students with College Board-approved extended time will test longer. Due to COVID-19 precautions, breaks may be extended. 

Is food permitted?

  • Fairfax County will be providing a grab and go breakfast and lunch option for all students. Snacks can be eaten during scheduled breaks. We request that snacks are peanut-free and carried in a clear Ziplock bag.

How can my student prepare for the PSAT?

  • PSAT Student Guide which includes a practice test is linked above.  This document is also available on the College Board website. The College Board has also partnered with Khan Academy to provide online practice: Official SAT® Practice.

How can my student apply for testing accommodations for the PSAT?

  • College Board’s deadline for PSAT accommodation requests is February 12, 2021.  Only students who have College Board approved accommodations will receive accommodations on test day. More information on applying for accommodations can be found here. For questions about the College Board accommodation request process, please contact our SSD Coordinator, Taylor Bartram, at jtbartram@fcps.edu

When will my student receive PSAT scores? 

  • Scores for the PSAT10 will be available online to students through their free College Board accounts 4-6 weeks after the test. Students can view scores via College Board at https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/home. Students who do not currently have a College Board account will need to create one to view scores.  

What should my student bring to school on PSAT Day? Please note: We are not able to loan out pencils or calculators to students due to health concerns.

  • A mask that must be worn the entire time they are in the building. 
  • Two or more No. 2 pencils- not mechanical
  • Graphing Calculator
  • Water and snacks. Snacks may be consumed during breaks. We request that snacks are peanut-free and carried in a clear Ziplock bag.