Facts about the PSAT
Pre-administration: 45-50 min
Reading Test: 60 min
5 Minute Break
Writing & Language: 35 min
Math Test – No Calculator: 25 min
5 Minute Beak
Math Test – Calculator: 45 min
Collecting Materials and dismissing students: 5 min
Lunch- students will be dismissed for 2nd lunch
**NO ESSAY PORTION FOR PSAT**
TOTAL TIME ~ Approximately 3 ½ hours
Roles and Responsibilities
Associate Supervisor(s) are accountable for everyone in the testing
room and everything that takes place in that room. This includes making
seating charts, distributing booklets, accounting for them, and collecting
and counting booklets and answer documents before dismissing students.
Administering the test according to the manual’s directions and script.
Return test materials to the Test Center Supervisors (Angie) after students
Each room requires one Associate Supervisor.
MUST READ PSAT Supervisor Manual
**CANNOT CHECK PAPERS, USE CELL PHONE/LAPTOP, etc.**
Additional Support for Test
Proctor(s) and Hall Monitors (Mike and Mary Jo) are
responsible for assisting the Test Center and Associate
Gives Associate Supervisor break if necessary. Locate
Test Coordinator (Angie) if issues arise.
Proctors do not administer the test, but they do help set
up the testing area and monitor testing. Hall Monitors
patrol the hallways during testing to make sure the testing
area remains quiet and secure.
Student Guide w/Religion/College Code
Test Answer Document
Number 2 pencils (mechanical not allowed)
Calculators (student brings)
Safeguard test books at all times – Before, During,
and After the test and during breaks.
Test Center Supervisor (Angie) distributes books
and answer sheets to Associate Supervisors the
day of Exam (Oct. 19th)
Associate Supervisor distributes answer sheets
and booklets to students and collects them at end
If a test book is found to be missing notify Angie,
Mike, or Mary Jo immediately.
How to complete Seating Chart:
Do not let students choose their own seats
Optional to do in advance, should be in pencil
Seating charts must turned in with test materials
Start Time: Every room should begin by 7:45 a.m.
How to handle Late Arrivals: (Page 19)
Students who arrive late may only join if the timed test has not begun.
Do not admit students to any room where Section 1 (or any later
section) has already begun. If a student arrives late, please notify
supervisor/hall monitor (Mike & Mary Jo)
Late students who arrive prior to Section 1, but after Pre-
Administration has started, the student may supply missing
information after the test before students are dismissed.
Follow Script: Begins @ the bottom of Page 9
of Test Supervisor Manual. In total, Pre-
Administration involves pages 9-12 of the Test
Lasts about 45 min
Can be done after test is complete with
Test Day Instructions:
Begins on Page 19
Do not read the “Continue Here if You Have
Already Conducted a Pre-Administration
Session” at the bottom of page 20
Then read page 21 in order to begin the test
Student needs to use the restroom:
Collect test book and answer sheet, return to
student when they reenter. No more than 1
student at a time.
An irregularity occurs?
Notify hall monitors/proctors asap, and then refer
to the Irregularity Chart in pg. 14-18 in Manual
Student becomes ill
All breaks are for stretching and limited bathroom
Students must remain in the room so they don’t
disrupt other testing rooms.
If students have snacks or drinks, they must
consume them in the back of the room away from
the testing materials.
Rule of thumb, one person at a time for bathroom
use. Take test booklet when they leave.
All students held after testing
Do not release students until a
proctor comes around and gives
you the ok
Students will be going to 2nd lunch
Other Associate Proctor
Read Manual prior to testing
Report to assigned room at 7:15 am
Count books once testing is done
Remain in room.
We will come around to rooms and collect
booklets and answer documents
Please don’t lose your packet, books,
They will all be used on test day