If you’ve missed a practice test in class, we need you to make up the test before your next class so that you can follow along with everybody else in class.
Specifically, here’s what you need to do:
- Take the timed test at home, just as you would in class.
- For the essay: You have a couple of choices for writing the essay. First, you can handwrite your essay just like you would on the actual SAT. After that, you can scan your essay or take a picture of it, and email it to us. If you want to type your essay, just write your essay in your Google Doc and then notify us when you have finished. Please note that typing your essay (unless you have a typing accommodation) will make your test-taking experience a little bit less realistic.
- Get your test scored before class so that you know which questions to focus on. Important! To do this, you will need to score the test on your own (see below) or give us the answer sheets before the scheduled test date. In practice, this will most likely mean that you will need to give us the completed answer sheets in the class that occurs before the day everybody else is taking the practice test. For example, if you have a Tuesday/Thursday class, and everybody is taking the practice test on Thursday, then you will need to give us the completed answer sheet on Tuesday (since you're not coming on Thursday) so that we can score your answer sheets.
How to score your test on your own
- Go to https://www.testmagic.com/scores
- You will need to enter the student ID we gave you in class (i.e., not your school’s student ID). You can also see that ID on the printed answer sheets that we gave you.
- If it’s your first time using the system, you will need to reset your password. Follow the instructions from there. (You will need to log into the email account associated with the student who is enrolled.)
- Click “Take a Test” at the top of the page.
- Click “SAT/PSAT”.
- Select the test that you want to take. Please make sure you select the correct test that you missed.
- You will be brought to the test page. DO NOT click on a section until you have the test packet in front of you and are ready to start, because the timer will start counting down.
- Use your test packet as scratch paper, and record your answers on the online answer sheet.
- Each section is timed individually. You do not need to take the entire test in one sitting, unless you would like to simulate test-taking conditions on the actual test.
- Keep your test packet after you are done. We will be using it in our next class.
How to write your essay in your Google Doc
This is pretty easy. Just open the Google Doc that is shared with you and TM. Type your essay in there. Notify us when you’re finished.
- You should have access to a Google Doc that is shared with you and with TM. It should be called something like “Your Name - TestMagic”. Open that. If you can’t find it, search your Google Drive. (Be sure to use the Google account that you gave us when you registered.)
- Write your essay in that document, under the section that has the name of the test you’re taking, e.g., SPT5.
- Notify TM from your Google Doc. Not sure how? See below.
How to notify TM from a Google Doc
- Open your Google Doc.
- Then, select some text.
- Now insert a comment: (Menu bar > Insert > Comment or CTRL + ALT + M (Windows) or Command + Option + M (Mac)).
- Inside the comment, type this: “+firstname.lastname@example.org I’ve finished. Can you take a look? Thanks, Erin!”