GAINING EARLY AWARENESS AND READINESS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS (GEAR UP)

Clarkston OVP III Take the PSAT to prepare for the Redesigned SAT

One-hundred eighty-six of Clarkston High School’s GEAR UP cohort took the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) on Wednesday, October 14th, at Clarkston High School. The PSAT is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT, which serves as a college entrance exam. 

This year’s PSAT is aligned with the Redesigned SAT that makes its appearance in March of 2016. The PSAT helps students gain access to college and career planning tools. In addition, all juniors who took the PSAT have a chance at the National Merit Scholarship depending on their scores. 

Along with offering the PSAT, GEAR UP hosted test prep sessions leading up to the actual test date. Prep sessions were instructed by GEAR UP tutor, Cherie Wormell, utilizing SureScore, College Board, and Khan Academy activities.

The next step for Clarkston GEAR UP will be to help OVP III students prepare for the SAT they will take beginning the spring of 2016. GEAR UP staff will make a strong push to get all OVP III students registered and prepared for their first attempt at the SAT. With the next SAT date looming right around the corner, we are hopeful the PSAT was a good practice run for the juniors.

Congratulations to all students who completed the PSAT and achieved another milestone on the way to college readiness!

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