PSAT Testing coming up!
Sharpen Your Pencils and Your Skills! The PSAT is Coming Up!
The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a preparatory version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year, and students take the PSAT 9 test in 9th grade, and the PSAT/NMSQT® in both 10th and 11th grade. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year! Testing your skills in reading, writing, and math, the PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.
The PSAT test knowledge in the areas of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics.
Who, Where, When
- Who: Students in grades 9-11
- Where: At school
- When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8:00am
- 9th grade students should arrive at 8:00am and will be released at 11:15am.
- 10th and 11th grade students should arrive at 8:00am and will be released at 11:45am.
- 12th grade students do not attend school on this day.
- Scholarships: Used by scholarship programs, including the National Merit® Scholarship Program, to look for eligible students.
Students that miss will not be able to make up the exam.
Students who receive the Nevada Opportunity Scholarship are required to participate in order to be eligible for future funding. A norm-referenced standardized exam is required by the State of Nevada each year funding is received.
How to get ready for test day:
- Get a list of what to bring on test day and what to leave at home.
- Take a practice test to see what the tests are like and get a personalized skills workout. Click for free practice.
- Decide if you want to opt into Student Search Service®.
- If you need College Board testing accommodations for students with disabilities, talk to your counselor.
- We will be sending the following attachments home in paper-form this month, but please read the links for the PSAT Student Guides and take a practice test (if you wish):