PSAT Testing Information

PSAT Testing

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

9th Grade

NEW in 2019: In place of the PSAT 8/9, all 9th grade students in FCPS will participate in an academic and career planning experience that supports the transition to high school and allows for future planning.

10th Grade & 11th Grade

On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, all tenth and eleventh grade students in FCPS will take the PSAT/NMSQT (fully funded by the county). Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT. Because the PSAT is operated by the College Board, students with disabilities do not automatically receive testing accommodations. Parents of these students must initiate the PSAT/NMSQT accommodations process. Please note, not all students with SOL testing accommodations will require these accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT. If you have a student in tenth or eleventh grade with an active IEP or 504 plan this school year, please review the PSAT accommodations information and return your input and consent to Adie Kolaskar, Lake Braddock Services for Students with Disabilities Coordinator, at @email by August 15, 2019.

As students sit to take this test, they will participate in an introductory session where they will be asked to complete an optional pre-survey from the College Board. You may view a copy of the optional pre-survey questions online ( If you do not wish for your child to take part in the pre-survey, please complete the form linked here and return it to the school PSAT coordinator, Heather Seelig, in the Academic Support Suite C101 (by back door 5) by Monday, October 7, 2019.

Printable Opt-Out Form

12th Grade

Seniors will participate in senior class meetings in the Little Theatre on during PSAT testing.