Upcoming Testing Opportunities

PSAT

All FISD 10th and 11th grade students are automatically registered to take the PSAT/NMSQT during the school day on October 13, 2021. The PSAT/NMSQT measures college readiness, provides access to scholarships, and practice for the SAT. 

All FISD 9th and 12th grade students will have late arrival at 12:45 pm. There will be no 1st or 2nd period classes on high school campuses or at the CTE Center.  

High schools will resume regular afternoon classes, including CTE Center classes, after testing concludes. Students who have 3rd period CTE Center classes are encouraged to bring a sack lunch as there will be minimal time after testing concludes prior to boarding their bus to the CTE Center. 

Bus transportation to campuses will be offered twice; once for 10th and 11th graders at the regular pick up time and once for late arrival of the 9th and 12th graders.  

Test Day Information for 10th & 11th Graders 

All FISD students classified 10th and 11th grade at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year are automatically registered to take the PSAT/NMSQT at no charge. Testing will be held at their home campus on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Students will receive an email the week prior to PSAT with their test room assignment. Plan to arrive on campus by 8:45 am in order to be in your testing room before testing begins at 9 am. Students arriving late will not be admitted to the test. There is no make-up date. 

How to Prepare

What to bring on test day

  • Two No. 2 pencils with erasers. 

  • All students are encouraged to bring a College Board approved calculator; however, math problems can be solved without the use of a calculator. 

  • A healthy snack and water to drink. Snacks and drinks are only allowed during designated breaks.    

What NOT to bring on test day

  • Protractors, compasses, rulers 

  • Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, mechanical pencils 

  • Pamphlets or papers of any kind .  

Students taking the PSAT are not permitted to access electronic devices, including cell phone watches, during the exam. Devices must be powered off and stored in a designated location during the exam. If a student is observed with any prohibited electronic device in the testing room or during a break their scores will be canceled. 

Homeschool Students

In accordance with TEC Sec. 29.916., Frisco ISD will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to home-school students who reside within the Frisco ISD attendance boundaries.

Parents will need to reach out to the CCMR Facilitator at the school their child is zoned to attend in Frisco ISD by September 10, 2021 to register for the PSAT/NMSQT. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

CCMR Facilitator Contact Information 

Homeschool students testing on campus must have a valid school- or government-issued photo ID (for students not testing at their own school and home-schooled students). If unavailable, students can use a notarized College Board Student ID Form.

SAT School Day

All FISD 11th grade students will be given the SAT during the school day at no cost to them on March 2, 2022. Students do not need to register for the exam.

More information about the March 2 SAT School Day administration will be coming soon.

For additional information and registration for Saturday testing dates, please visit the College Board website.

SAT

The SAT will be offered on the following dates:

Fall 2021

  • August 28

  • October 2

  • November 6

  • December 4

Spring 2022

  • March 12

  • May 7

Summer 2022

  • June 4

For additional information and registration for testing dates, please visit the SAT website.
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

ACT

The ACT will be offered on the following dates:

Fall 2021

  • September 11

  • October 23

  • December 11

Spring 2022

  • February 12

  • April 2

Summer 2022

  • June 11

  • July 16

For additional information and registration for testing dates, please visit the ACT website.
Accommodations and English Learner Support for the ACT test

TSIA (Texas Success Initiative Assessment)

The TSI is another exam to determine college readiness and is usually administered directly on college or university campuses. Frisco ISD does not currently administer the TSIA on any of our campuses. Dual credit students are required to either take the TSIA or meet the waiver requirements for the TSIA through other testing options. Students interested in taking the TSIA should contact the college directly where they are applying. Due to COVID 19, the TSIA is currently not being administered but it is anticipated that there will be testing options opening up soon.

Free Personalized Online Exam Preparation

The College Board and Khan Academy have partnered to provide students with free, personalized SAT test preparation. All Frisco ISD 10th and 11th grade students took the PSAT in October and all 11th graders took the SAT in March. Students can link their scores to the Khan Academy site and receive a personalized pathway to learn content and skills. Students who have not yet taken a PSAT or SAT can complete diagnostic tests online and also receive a personalized learning pathway. Research indicates that students who spend 20 hours studying on Khan Academy earn a 115 point average increase on their SAT. All of the resources are free. For more information on how to enroll, please see the website or follow these directions.

 The ACT organization also provides free online ACT preparation through the ACT Academy. For more information, please visit the website.

College Admissions

While most colleges and universities require a college entrance exam such as the SAT or ACT, some universities are going “testing optional” and not requiring them as part of the admissions process. Please review the website for any college or university that you are interested in to learn about their specific admissions requirements.

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