PSAT

October 15, 2014 for all juniors!

College Readiness and College Access

The PSAT/NMSQT assesses reading, math, and writing skills; provides excellent practice for the SAT; and connects students to scholarships and personalized online tools.


Scholarship Opportunities


Students in 11th grade may be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship program and other programs that use PSAT/NMSQT scores.


SAT Advantage


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.


College Connection


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.


PSAT/NMSQT Structure

Critical ReadingTwo 25-minute sections

Sentence completion

Passage-based reading

Analyze, evaluate, and think logically about what they read


MathTwo 25-minute sections

Multiple-choice

Student-produced response (grid-ins)

Use arithmetic, algebra, and geometry to think logically and solve familiar and unfamiliar problems


Writing SkillsOne 30-minute section

Improving sentences

Identifying sentence errors

Improving paragraphs

Express ideas in standard written English, recognize faults, and use language with sensitivity to meaning

Practice for the PSAT

Get to know the directions for each PSAT/NMSQT question type by answering practice questions now:

There are also two full length practice tests in the CCR View folder.

When will this be given?

We will take the test in the morning on Wednesday, October 15 on the Canada campus. Exact time and location to be determined. We will be finished by noon. Students will have regular MC classes in the afternoon. We will contact the college professors to ask them to excuse students from their Wednesday morning classes as needed.

How much is the test?

We are asking for a $20 donation from each junior taking the test to cover the test costs. If you can afford to pay for another student who may not be able to pay, we would appreciate the extra donation.

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.

Snacks!

We'd appreciate snacks for our test takers so they can be at their best. Let us know if you can bring fruit, juice, or granola bars.