On Jan. 9 Ms. Michele Metcalfe will host a PSAT parent information meeting in the Benedictine library at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. The meeting will inform the parents of students who took the PSAT test of their scores, the importance of them and how to improve them.
The PSAT test stands for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, and the main goal of the test is to practice for the SAT.
Many colleges may require the SAT for admission. At Benedictine, most students take a PSAT. As the PSAT meeting will take place at two different times, students who wish goes to a meeting may find the afternoon meeting easier to attend. "Students are welcome to come to the PSAT meeting as well as parents," said Ms. Metcalfe. "Reports will be given to students during their English class if they were not given to a parent at the meeting."
Ms. Metcalfe plans to show parents and students different ways to improve their grades. Khan Academy has partnered with the College Board to create a custom study plan for the students based on their performance on the PSAT. Khan Academy is an educational organization that uses online tools to teach students. Ms. Metcalfe also plans to show what contributes to getting a better PSAT score.
The PSAT meeting will take place in the library and will last around 30 minutes. Refreshments will be provided.