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    #246205 - 10/13/19 04:22 PM Re: Above grade PSAT 8/9 in Oregon [Re: tigerhog]
    NotSoGifted Offline

    Registered: 04/14/12
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    JudAU, that is disappointing that the local high schools didn't help out. Ours sent me not only the form, but a full practice SAT test, and information/sample questions for SAT Subject Tests too. Might have helped that they know me from my older kids, and that a number of kids in our district take the SAT as an above grade level test when they are in middle school.

    tigerhog, maybe I should have added to make sure you ask a high school (or other institution) that is a testing center. If they don't offer the test, they may not have the paper forms. And be sure to ask for the guidance office - they are the ones who have the forms.

    #246207 - 10/13/19 07:31 PM Re: Above grade PSAT 8/9 in Oregon [Re: tigerhog]
    aeh Offline

    Registered: 04/26/14
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    You might also consider walking into the school (agree you should check that they are a testing center first). It's much harder to refuse you a paper registration/practice test packet (which doesn't exactly cost them a bundle--nothing, actually) if you're standing in the guidance office.

    And try local public libraries. They often have practice tests, and sometimes have paper registration materials. Don't forget many universities and community colleges are test sites, too, and may have paper registration materials somewhere in the test center.

    #246213 - 10/14/19 05:10 PM Re: Above grade PSAT 8/9 in Oregon [Re: tigerhog]
    madeinuk Offline

    Registered: 03/18/13
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    Doesn't Khan Academy have a ton of practice material?
    Become what you are

    #246215 - 10/14/19 09:04 PM Re: Above grade PSAT 8/9 in Oregon [Re: tigerhog]
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    Registered: 07/10/18
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    Thanks all! I apologize, though, for not being clear about the SAT. I was totally joking when I mentioned about going in the test cold. My child had never received support from the school despite the TAG label. Therefore, I donít think she learned enough to take the SAT. PSAT8/9 on the other hand, seem to be something she can do. I am hoping it will give us some idea about her achievement level for all things self-taught. And from what I read, that will have no bearing on her future so I was ok about her taking it unprepared.

    Hopefully all the info I received about SAT will still be good in a few years!! 😄

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