The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is 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 required for all juniors and will be paid for by District 113. Link to the PSAT/NMSQT letter sent in August
Highland Park High School will again be partnering with Academic Tutoring Centers (ATC) to offer the Practice ACT to junior students. This test is required and will be offered on Monday, October 7, 2019.
On Tuesday, April 14, 2020 all 11th graders will take the SAT as part of a state-mandated acountability and progress measure.
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.