October 15, 2014 for all juniors!
College Readiness and College Access
Students in 11th grade may be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship program and other programs that use PSAT/NMSQT scores.
The PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT have the same format and evaluate the same skills. PSAT/NMSQT students also get a custom SAT study plan based on their results.
Feedback on Strengths and Weaknesses
After the test, students receive feedback on how ready they are for college and access to tools that help them improve.
Online College Planning
Students get free access to My College QuickStartTM. Features include an interactive score report, a personality test, major and career suggestions, and a starter list of colleges.
Students who opt in on test day receive free information about admission and financial aid from colleges, universities, and scholarship programs that are interested in them.
What's On The PSAT
Students who know what the PSAT/NMSQT is like do better on test day.
The PSAT/NMSQT includes five sections in three skill areas. Testing time totals 2 hours and 10 minutes. That doesn’t include the time it takes to complete personal information on the answer sheet and listen to instructions.
Critical ReadingTwo 25-minute sections
Passage-based readingAnalyze, evaluate, and think logically about what they read
MathTwo 25-minute sections
Student-produced response (grid-ins)Use arithmetic, algebra, and geometry to think logically and solve familiar and unfamiliar problems
Writing SkillsOne 30-minute section
Identifying sentence errors
Improving paragraphsExpress ideas in standard written English, recognize faults, and use language with sensitivity to meaning
When will this be given?
How much is the test?
Checks may be made out to Middle College and dropped off in the teachers' office in 5-112 or given to Jen P in class.