PSAT/NMSQT for the 2017-2018 school year will be administered on
Wednesday October 11, 2017.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board. 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
- You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.
- Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
- See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
- Enter the competition for scholarships from National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11).
- Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
- Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.
Who tests? All 10th grade Discovery High School students are registered to take the test at no cost to the student. 9th and 11th grade students at Discovery HS will need to register and pay using their My Payments Plus account. The cost is $16.00
When will the test be given? The test will be given October 11, 2017 at Discovery High School.
SAT/ACT: Students will need to register for the ACT and or SAT independently. Students should contact their counselor about whether to take the ACT, SAT, or both based upon Post Secondary School requirements.