On Wednesday, October 19, the majority of TPS high school students will have a three-hour delayed start because all sophomores and select juniors will be taking the PSAT test. The only high school students who will stay on their regular schedule are those at Toledo Technology Academy (although TTA sophomores will be taking the test at the same time as their counterparts).
The elementary schools will follow a regular schedule but Early High School Opportunity, gifted classes and Career Tech classes will be cancelled.
This delayed start will allow the high schools staffs to administer the test and allow the sophomores to have an undisturbed block of time to complete their tests. The PSAT measures college and career readiness for our students and provides descriptive feedback of strengths and weaknesses. Students taking the PSAT can create an account through the College Board that loads their results into Khan Academy for individualized intervention and assessments. This is a free service.
That free account and the fact that all sophomores are taking the PSAT are just two of the reasons that TPS administrators have decided that all juniors in the district will be taking the SAT in April. That decision was made to fulfill the new mandate from the Ohio Department of Education that all school districts give the ACT or SAT to all 11th grade students.
To start preparing our students for the SAT as juniors, the district will be having all 8th graders take the PSAT in January. This is part of a system to ensure academic supports and interventions to help our students become college and career ready.
All students who will be taking the PSAT on October 19 will receive instructions from their teachers about the test and what classroom they should report to. Here is the revised schedule that the high school students will follow on October 19:
1st hour: 11–11:17 a.m. (17 minutes)
4th hour: 11:22 a.m.–12:52 p.m. (90 minutes)
A Lunch: 11:22 – 11:52 a.m.
B Lunch: 11:52 a.m.–12:22 p.m.
C Lunch: 12:22–12:52 p.m.
2nd hour: 12:57–1:14 p.m. (17 minutes)
3rd hour: 1:19–1:36 p.m. (17 minutes)
5th hour: 1:41–1:58 p.m. (17 minutes)
6th hour: 2:03–2:20 p.m. (17 minutes)
7th hour: 2:25–2:45 p.m. (20 minutes - Announcements and Class Time)
Here is the revised schedule that Toledo Early College students will be following on October 19:
9:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.: PSAT Administration
1st Lunch and 5th period: 12:08-12:42 p.m.
2nd Lunch (Stats class lunch): 12:45-1:17 p.m.
1st period: 1:20-1:54 p.m.
2nd period (advisory cancelled): 1:57- 2:31 p.m.
6th period: 2:34-3:08 p.m.
7th period: 3:11-3:45 p.m.
Posted on September 30, 2016