Upcoming Testing Opportunities

Frisco ISD offers several opportunities for students to take the PSAT, SAT and ACT.

PSAT

PSAT 2024

Frisco ISD administers the PSAT/NMSQT to all 10th and 11th grade students each fall. The PSAT helps students identify academic areas of strength and growth, as well as prepare for college entrance exams like the SAT. The PSAT/NMSQT is also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program for students in 11th grade and the National Recognition Programs for both 10th and 11th grade students.

All FISD 10th and 11th grade students are automatically registered to take the PSAT/NMSQT, free of charge, during the school day on October 2, 2024.

The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered in a digital format that will provide an overall easier testing experience for students. Full-length practice tests for the digital PSAT/NMSQT are available online now. Explore current practice and preparation resources. Details on test structure, scoring, and content for the digital SAT Suite of Assessments are available here.

Your student will take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 2 using their own school-issued device. Students are strongly encouraged to opt-in to the District’s 1 for All Chromebook program to ensure device compatibility with online testing. If your student has not opted in to the 1 for All Chromebook program, there will be limited number of Chromebooks available on test day on a first come, first served basis.

 

IMPORTANT PSAT INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

Grades 9 and 12

  • All FISD 9th and 12th grade students will have late arrival and report to campus at 12:15pm. There are no 1st or 2nd period classes on high school campuses or at the CTE Center. 

Grades 10 and 11

  • The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on campus on Wednesday, October 2 to 10th and 11th graders only.

  • Testing will begin at 9 am sharp and anyone who arrives late will not be allowed to test.

  • Students taking the PSAT are not permitted to access cell phones or smart 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.

  • Students with late arrival 1A must arrive by 9 am.

  • Please avoid scheduling appointments for your student on this day as there is no make-up day for this test.

  • Students who will miss a dual credit course due to the PSAT must communicate with their professor prior to test day.

  • Students should bring the following on test day:

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.

Home-school students must contact the CTF Contacts at the school they are zoned to attend in Frisco ISD from August 5-30, 2024 to register for the PSAT/NMSQT. Late registrations will not be accepted.

PSAT 2024 Results

FISD 10th and 11th graders who took the PSAT/NMSQT on October 2, 2024 can access their scores in their College Board Account beginning October 24, 2024. More information on How to Access Your Scores.

SAT

SAT School Day for 11th Graders

All FISD students classified as 11th grade are automatically registered to take the SAT School Day at no charge. Students do not register for this exam with College Board. Testing will be held at their home campus on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Students will receive an email the week prior to the SAT School Day with exam specific details. Plan to arrive on campus by 8:45 am in order to be in your test 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

Digital SAT

What to bring on test day

  • Two No. 2 pencils with erasers. 

  • Students can bring their own approved calculator.   New this year, the Desmos graphing calculator is embedded in the test.

  • 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 SAT School Day 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. 

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

SAT Test Dates/Deadlines

The SAT will be offered on the following dates:

TestTest DateNormal Registration
Locations
SATAugust 26, 2023
July 28, 2023
Not offered at FISD Campuses
SATOctober 7, 2023
September 7, 2023
CHS, LSHS
SATNovember 4, 2023
October 5, 2023
CHS, LSHS
SATDecember 2, 2023
November 2, 2023CHS, LSHS
 SATMarch 9, 2024February 23, 2024Not offered at FISD Campuses
 SATMay 4, 2024April 19, 2024LSHS
SATJune 1, 2024
May 17, 2024
Not offered at FISD Campuses

View the SAT fees and FISD School Codes

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

ACT

ACT Test Dates/Deadline

The ACT will be offered on the following dates:

TestTest DateNormal Registration
Locations
ACTSeptember 9, 2023
August 4, 2023FHS
ACTOctober 28, 2023
September 22, 2023
FHS
ACTDecember 9, 2023November 3, 2023FHS
ACTFebruary 10, 2024January 5, 2024FHS
 ACTApril 13, 2024March 8, 2024
FHS
 ACTJune 8, 2024May 3, 2024
No Participating Campuses
ACTJuly 13, 2024
June 7, 2024
No Participating Campuses

View the ACT fees and FISD School Codes

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

Test Accommodations for College Board and ACT Tests

Accommodations in your student's Frisco ISD developed IEP or 504 plan do not automatically apply to College Board or ACT tests. Accommodations for these tests must be requested through a separate process. There is no guarantee your student will be approved to use accommodations during the administration of the College Board and ACT tests. The approval of accommodations for these tests is determined solely by the College Board and ACT testing services. Families, and not Frisco ISD staff, are ultimately responsible for obtaining these accommodations. Frisco ISD will assist with the accommodation applications as a courtesy for all students with IEPs and 504 plans for families who timely follow the application process. It is important for families to adhere strictly to the Frisco ISD specified timelines for submitting all requests for accommodations and to provide all requested documentation. Failure to timely submit the requested information to Frisco ISD staff may result in an inability to submit the accommodation request. Any additional educational and neuropsychological testing needed or requested by the College Board or ACT is the responsibility of the family and will not be provided by Frisco ISD staff. Due to processing time, the Frisco ISD deadlines for accommodation requests and documentation are prior to the dates given by College Board or ACT. These dates are final. If you are requesting after the deadline, we will work with you to apply for accommodations for the next available test date.

For more information on submitting an accommodation request, contact the campus CTF Contact.

Accommodation Deadlines

Test DateEXAM Type
FISD
DEADLINE
August 26, 2023 
SAT
May 5, 2023
September 9, 2023 
ACT
August 4, 2023
October 4, 2023**
PSAT/NMSQT (10th/11th
graders)

August 11, 2023
October 7, 2023
SAT
August 4, 2023
October 28, 2023 
ACT
September 22, 2023
November 4, 2023  
SAT
September 1, 2023
December 2, 2023 
SAT
September 29, 2023
December 9, 2023 
ACT
November 3, 2023
February 10, 2024
ACT
December 20, 2023
March 6, 2024 
SAT School Day*
(11th Graders)
December 20, 2023
March 9, 2024
SAT 
January 5, 2024
April 13, 2024 
ACT
March 8, 2024
May 4, 2024 
SAT
March 1, 2024
May 6-17, 2024 
Advanced Placement*January 17, 2024
June 1, 2024 
SAT
March 29, 2024
June 8, 2024 
ACT
May 3, 2024
July 13, 2024
ACT
May 3, 2024

* These exams are offered on-campus during the school day.
** This is the anticipated PSAT/NMSQT date from the College Board. This exam is offered on-campus during the school day.

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.

Free Personalized Online Exam Preparation

Frisco ISD is excited to offer returning students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to access free online learning for college readiness tutorials.

SAT, ACT and TSIA2 prep is available through Apex. The asynchronous virtual learning opportunity is open for secondary Frisco ISD students to self-enroll from May 13 - August 30, 2024.

SAT and PSAT prep is available through a partnership with Khan Academy and the College Board. Students who have not yet taken a PSAT or SAT can complete diagnostic tests online and receive a personalized learning pathway. Frisco ISD students who take the PSAT and SAT through Frisco ISD can link their scores to the Khan Academy site and receive a personalized pathway to learn content and skills. 

  • For more information on how to enroll, please visit the website or follow these directions.

The ACT organization also provides free online ACT preparation through the ACT Academy. 

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.