#PSAT — Students tweet amusing reactions to standardized test (update)

(Update: More tweets from kids after they took the test)

 


Several million high school students are taking the PSAT on two days this week — Wednesday and Saturday — and some kids are taking to Twitter to express their pre-test angst and post-test reaction at #PSAT. Though students aren’t supposed to talk about the test, there are references to questions, including one that apparently noted that some kids have never seen a cow.  

 

 
There are a lot of tweets, too, about a part of the test that required cursive writing:

 

 

For those who don’t know, the PSAT, formally known as the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test  and co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, is both practice for the SAT and an opportunity to be eligible for National Merit scholarships. The scholarship program is well known but what people may be less aware of is that while students in every state take the same test to qualify, they don’t have to get the same score to be eligible to win. Read about that here.   In any case, here are some more amusing tweets from kids who took or are taking the PSAT this week:

 

 

 

Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.
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Valerie Strauss | October 16, 2013