PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test): The PSAT/NMSQT is an optional standardized exam for junior students that provides practice for the SAT Reasoning Test and result in an estimate SAT score. It gives juniors the opportunity to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship, which is awarded to the top 1% of scores nationally. The PSAT/NMSQT measures: Critical Reading Skills, Math Problem-Solving Skills, and Writing Skills. Registration is required for the PSAT/NMSQT; students register at PHS.
PSAT 10: The PSAT 10 is the same test as the PSAT/NMSQT, but it is administered to sophomore students. It is great practice for the SAT because it tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT – in a way that makes sense for the student’s grade level. Registration is not required; the PSAT 10 is given to students during the school day.
PSAT 8/9: The PSAT 8/9 establishes a baseline measurement of your college and career readiness as you enter high school. It also gives you a chance to preview the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 and connect to AP courses. The PSAT 8/9 is a test that will help you and your teachers figure out what you need to work on the most so that you’re ready for college when you graduate high school. It tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 – in a way that makes sense for your grade level. Registration is not required; the PSAT 8/9 is given to students during the school day.
Who takes the PSAT?
The PSAT/NMQST is recommended for all college-bound juniors.
The PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT 10 are different versions of the PSAT and will be taken by freshman and sophomores in October. Juniors will also take the PSAT in October, as well as the SAT in the Spring.
How do I obtain my PSAT Scores?
Follow the link below and it gives you a nice step by step process on how to access your scores. If you do need what they refer to as an "Access Code" please contact your counselor for a copy of it.
Accessing your PSAT Scores
Or you can go to the College Board website and find the way that works for you:
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