• Freshmen:

    PSAT 8/9: This test is required and is taken in April. The test is used to measure students' growth in verbal, mathematics, and writing skills and is considered practice for the SAT. This test is paid for by the district and does not require registration.

    Sophomores:  

    PSAT/NMSQT: This test is optional and is taken in October. The test is an assessment of students' verbal, mathematics and writing skills, and is considered practice for the SAT. This test is paid for by the student and registration is required through Infinite Campus.

    PSAT 10: This test is required and taken in April. The test is used to measure students' continued growth in verbal, mathematics, and writing skills and is considered practice for the SAT. This test is paid for by the district and does not require registration.

    Juniors: 

    PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT): This test is required and taken in October. In addition to measuring growth, this test is used as the first step in qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score, which may vary from year to year and is different from state to state. High scoring juniors will be designated as National Merit semi-finalists and will be asked to take an SAT test and fill out an application in order to be considered for the National Merit scholarship. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent of the state’s students. From the semifinalist group, students may advance to finalist standing. Winners are the finalist candidates judged to have the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous university studies. This test is paid for by the student and requires registration through Infinite Campus.

     

    Resources:

    Accessing Your Score Report

    Understanding Your Scores

    Link your PSAT score to Khan Academy for FREE SAT test prep