For all current 9th graders:
The school will soon be ordering the PSAT exams . The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
The PSAT/NMSQT measures:
· Critical reading skills
· Math problem-solving skills
· Writing skills
Each section is scored from 20 to 80, meaning the highest possible score is a 240. Students have two hours and ten minutes to complete the entire test.
Students have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require the students to recall specific facts from your classes.
The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:
· Receive feedback on strengths and weaknesses of skills necessary for college study. Students can then focus their preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
· See how students’ performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
· Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11 and US citizens only).
· Help prepare for the SAT®. Students can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT®.
The school will administer the PSAT exam on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 @ 8:00 a.m.
The cost of the exam is $ 25.
The PSAT exam is mandatory for all upcoming 10th graders.