Standardized Testing Information

PSAT/SAT/AP Testing

I Have My PSAT/NMSQT Score....Now What?

Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Scores

1st- Sign in to your College Board account to view your scores.

2nd- Watch the video below to understand how to read the score report.

3rd- Go to "Skills Insight" to see how you can develop your skills further.

Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report

National Merit

Go to the NMSC Selection Index section with your online score report to see if you meet the entry requirements. Link to the National Merit Scholarship Information webpage.

SAT...General Information and FAQs

How to Prepare for the SAT

Official SAT Practice helps students focus on exactly what they need to work on most. There are two ways to get personalized practice: Students can link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to send their scores from the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9, or SAT; or, if students don't have scores to share, they can take diagnostic quizzes.


Option A: Students Share Their Test Results

Send students to satpractice.org to share their scores and get a personalized SAT study plan based on results from the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9, or SAT.


How Students Link Their College Board and Khan Academy Accounts:

  1. Go to satpractice.org. Create an account on Khan Academy or sign in to their existing account.
  2. When prompted, agree to link their Khan Academy and College Board accounts.
  3. Send their scores.
  4. Watch the video below to learn how students can link their accounts.
How to Link Your College Board + Khan Academy Accounts
**If you need help troubleshooting the process:

- If your students took a PSAT-related exam, watch this video about how to access those scores to troubleshoot your students' College Board accounts.

- You can also call Customer Service for help at: 1-866-433-7728.


Option B: Students Can Take Diagnostic Quizzes

If students don't have scores to share, they can still get personalized practice at satpractice.org by taking a few short quizzes on the site.


Additional Resources:

School Day SAT Information

  • Who: All 11th grade students
  • When: Wednesday, March 2 during the school day.
  • Where: FHS- Boys and Girls Gym and the World Language Annex


*More test day information to come in February via e-blast and the FHS website.

Sending SAT Scores

Important Information to Note Prior to Test Day:

During the Preadministration part of the SAT, students will answer questions about themselves before testing begins. Please see this link to preview the "Student Answer Sheet Instructions" questions and to see whether or not answers are required for scoring. **Students will be given the opportunity to decide where to send their scores. On or before test day, students can choose which colleges, universities, and/or scholarship programs to send their four free score reports to. Students need to be ready with their lists. Learn more at sat.org/send-scores.


Before Scores Are Released

You can send four free score reports to colleges every time you register for the weekend SAT. This is the fastest way to send scores to colleges and scholarship programs—and there's no fee. You can use your free score reports up to 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time, nine days after the test. If you are taking the SAT on a school day, you can choose the colleges, universities, or scholarship programs to send your four free score reports when you complete your answer sheet.


If you're eligible for an SAT fee waiver, you can send as many score reports as you want for free. Learn more about fee waivers.


After Scores Are Released

If you're sending scores after you get them, there's a fee. But if you're using a fee waiver, your score reports are still free after you get your scores.


Sending Your Scores


Score Delivery Timeline

The timeframe for score delivery depends on the way a college chooses to receive scores. Once colleges receive your scores, processing could take a week.

Score Sending Options

  • Use Score Choice™ to choose which scores you send to colleges.
  • If you're sending scores before getting them, you can sign in to switch score recipients if you change your mind about where to send score reports. You have until 11:59 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time, nine days after test day. You can't cancel score report orders.
  • If you're sending scores by mail, please note that shipping estimates don’t include transit time through the postal system.

SAT---Score Choice

With Score Choice™, you can put your best foot forward by choosing which scores you send to colleges. Choose by test date for the SAT and by individual test for SAT Subject Tests—but keep in mind that some colleges and scholarship programs require you to send all your scores.


Have a Coalition Account?

If so, you can now send SAT and SAT Subject Test scores at the same time you’re sending college applications. Log in to your Coalition account, link your College Board account, and send scores to schools on your college list.

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When can I use Score Choice?

You can use Score Choice for any score reports you send online or by phone, but you can only choose between tests that are already scored.


Do I have to pay extra to use Score Choice?

There are no extra fees for choosing which scores to send to a single college. Any or all of your scores can be sent to a college in a single report.


Can I choose which sections of my test scores to send to colleges?

No, you can't choose to send your Math score from one test day and your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score from another test day. But some colleges use superscoring, which means they consider your highest section scores across multiple test dates.


You can choose which scores to send by test date for the SAT, and by individual test for SAT Subject Tests. Scores from an entire SAT are sent.


How can I find out if I need to send a college all of my scores?

When you send scores through your College Board account, you'll see score send policies for any college or scholarship program you choose. You should check college websites to make sure you have the latest information. You're responsible for knowing current score send policies.


What if I decide not to use Score Choice?

If you decide not to use Score Choice, all your scores will be sent to the colleges you choose. Score Choice applies only to the score reports you send to colleges. You and your high school will still receive scores from all of your test dates.


Should I send all of my scores?

Since most colleges consider a student’s best score, you can send all your scores. If you’re unsure which scores to send or if your college has not shared their policy, we recommend you send all scores.


Does the College Board tell colleges how to use the SAT scores?

No, colleges set their own admission policies and decide how they'll use test scores. We recognize that there's no "one size fits all" approach to college admission. You'll see the SAT score-use practices of participating colleges when you sign in to your College Board account to send scores.


Can colleges opt out of Score Choice?

Colleges cannot opt out of or reject Score Choice. Score Choice is a feature available to students. However, some colleges require students to submit all SAT scores. Be sure to check college websites to learn more about their score send policies.

Colleges set their own policies and practices regarding the use of test scores. The College Board does not release SAT test scores without student consent. Colleges and scholarship programs receive only the scores applicants send them.

Understanding SAT Scores

SAT scoring isn’t a mystery. Learn how to interpret your scores, see what readers are looking for in a high-scoring essay, and compare scores on the new and old SAT.


Interpreting Scores

Find out how SAT scores are calculated and what those scores mean.


Score Structure

SAT scores give colleges a clear picture of you and your college readiness.


What SAT Scoring Means for You

There’s no more penalty for guessing. Read all about it and other good news.

Advanced Placement Testing

Registration Information

The AP exam registration window for students taking a spring-only semester AP class (Econ/Govt) is now open. Students have until March 7th to register/pay for this exam.


Q: Can I still sign up for an AP test for a year-long class?

Yes, you can still sign up to take an AP exam for a year-long class, however, you will have to pay the $40 late fee per exam. The final deadline to order exams is March 7th.


Q: How do I sign up to take an AP exam?

The AP exam registration process is three steps. We recommend that the student and parent/guardian do this together. All steps must be completed in order to have AP exams ordered:


Step 1: Register for the AP exam(s)

○ Register at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/442625.

○ Indicate the AP courses you are taking this year and the exams you wish to take. ○ Receive your join codes for AP Classroom (note some students may have already “joined” AP Classroom while in their AP class) and directions to complete the second required step.


Step 2: Pay for the exam(s) (spring-only semester classes)

○ The cost is $100 per exam.

○ Students who qualify for a fee reduction will pay $53. In order to qualify for a fee reduction, families must complete or update the “free/reduced meals application” with the Food Services dept. before registering for AP exams.

○ Exam fees may be paid online or with a check made out to Total Registration.

○ All payments must be made in full no later than March 7th in order for the exam(s) to be ordered.


Step 3: AP Classroom Confirmation

○ Log in to your College Board account at myap.collegeboard.org to confirm that you have joined the AP Classroom (you will use the join codes provided at the completion of step one)

Link to Help for Signing In to and Signing Up for a College Board Account

○ LAST and MOST IMPORTANT STEP- Indicate “Register for Exam” in your AP Classroom account.


Q: Can I cancel my AP exam?

Yes, the final deadline to cancel exams with a refund (minus the $40 cancellation fee) is March 7th.

AP Testing Calendar

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Questions?

For testing-related questions contact Assistant Principal & Testing Coordinator, Delaney Lyon, at dlyon@fisdk12.net and visit our school website FHS Advanced Academics


For questions regarding credits/college admissions contact your student's alpha counselor and/or our College and Career Specialist (see contact information below).