PSAT/NMSQT (not required)
The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is an elective test offered to any interested sophomore and required for all juniors. It is an assessment of students' verbal, mathematics and writing skills, and is considered practice for the SAT.
The test is also known as the PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) because, although sophomore and junior students take the same exam, juniors who perform well on the PSAT may receive special recognition and/or be eligible for scholarship money for college through the National Merit Scholarship Program. For more information: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10
This year, we will administer the PSAT/NMSQT at HPHS on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. This test is OPTIONAL and is not paid for by the District. Students may register through Infinite Campus (Payments -> Optional fees) in order to participate in this test. Link to the PSAT letter sent in August
On Tuesday, April 14, 2020 all 10th graders will take the PSAT 10 as part of a state-mandated acountability and progress measure. This test is required, and, as a result, no classes will be held on April 9th.
District 113 is committing to the SAT suite of assessments (PSAT, PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 and SAT) as our students' performances over these annual experiences will provide valuable longitudinal data regarding skill development and potential curricular gaps. Furthermore, the State of Illinois has now adopted the SAT as our students' accountability measure each spring. Experience with the SAT suite of assessments stands as a good preparation for this measure. You may contact Matthew Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Principal for any questions you have regarding these assessments.