Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 13.  The main purpose of this exam is to familiarize students with timed college entrance testing and with the general format of the SAT.  The results of the PSAT exam in the junior year are also used to qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Student accounts will be charged $15 for the exam. Please remind students to bring a no. 2 pencil and an approved calculator.

Freshmen will take the The ERB CTP5 exam on Wednesday, October 13. The ERB is a standardized assessment that measures Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Writing Mechanics, Writing Concepts and Skills, Quantitative Reasoning, and Mathematics. The purpose of taking the test is to give freshmen practice in standardized test-taking, to measure specific skills that are standard across grade level, and to be informative for our curriculum planning. In addition, results of the exam will give students feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for collegiate study.

Important Notes about ERB/PSAT Testing:

  • Students report directly to the testing rooms between 8 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. for attendance. 
  • Items to bring: two no. 2 pencils, a scientific or graphing calculator (for the math portion), extra batteries for your calculator. Please consult the list of prohibited calculators on the reverse side of this form. Calculators will not be provided.
  • Bring a uniform Providence Academy sweater/sweatshirt (in case the room is cool).
  • The results will be given and explained to students after Providence receives the results this winter. 

Questions? Contact the College Center Coordinator, Mrs. Emily McMullin ().