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Alex Lane

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The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, PSAT, is a test given to sophomores to prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test, SAT.

“It’s not required for anything but yeah I do think that it’s necessary if our students think that in terms of the college and career, that’s really a goal of theirs especially in terms of the PSAT, the college piece gives them a good idea, a good snapshot first semester of their sophomore year to kinda see where they’re at,” Principal Ed West said.

The College Board is the government agency that controls both the PSAT and Advancement Courses testing questions.

This is the second year Shawnee Heights has required sophomores to take the PSAT. During their testing, other grades participated in events planned by the administration.

Freshman met with a Washburn Tech representative and attended the career fair. Juniors walked the career fair, met with the K-State speaker, and took a practice ACT. Seniors learned how to fill out FAFSA papers, career fair, and listened to the K-State speakers.

In preparation for student future, the job fair was hosted at the school Oct. 17. The companies that attended are from the Topeka area and local colleges handed out information, as well. These participators came to influence students by preparing them for their future.

 

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(Resumes “in terms of the PSAT…”) “the college piece gives them a good idea, a good snapshot first semester of their sophomore year to kinda see where they’re at, The PSAT also gives you quite a bit of information back in terms of matching you while with advanced placement courses, because the college board is the government agency, they’re the company that has both the PSAT and advancement courses”

“It’s not required for anything but yeah “

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