- Samit Ahmed
Pleasant View Sophomores Take the PSAT
Every year, Pleasant View School schedules a date to administer the PSAT. The Preliminary SAT, or PSAT, is a standardized test that tests the knowledge and skills of high school students - freshmen, sophomores, and juniors- in reading and mathematics. PVS administered the PSAT test on January 26, 2021, to 10th Grade students and those in 11th Grade who were not able to attend the October administration.
The PSAT has two sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. The tests are taken similar to every other standardized test with the testing book and answer sheets provided. The PSAT Math Test is divided between a calculator and a non-calculator section. Multiple-choice, student-produced answers (Grid-in), and comprehensive problems appear throughout these sections. The PSAT Reading and Writing sections focus on the student’s comprehension and thinking and reasoning skills as well as the ability to edit and modify text from any given passage.
PVS has taken extra steps to ensure the safety of its students when conducting any on-campus activities. Principal Dr. Malley said, “We are committed to ensuring that we conduct the activities in a way that is safe, meaningful, flexible, and robust.” Similar to previous on-site activities and assessments, students were required to adhere to proper social distancing rules during the testing period, following “strict safety protocols such as mandated mask-wearing, social distancing, increased sanitation, and temperature checks ” before entering the building.