The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
The PSAT/NMSQT measures:
- Critical reading skills
- Math problem-solving skills
- Writing skills
You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.
The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:
The PSAT will be given here at Wren High School on October 14, 2020. ALL sophomores will take the test for FREE and do not have to register. Juniors are encouraged to take the test again as this qualifies them for National Merit Status. Freshmen may also sign up to take the PSAT. Those freshmen or juniors interested in taking the PSAT should sign up in the main office and pay the $17.00 test fee by September 15th, 2020. Please register early because there is a predetermined number of PSATs.Scores will be distributed to students in December.Please visit http://www.collegeboard.org to learn more about the PSAT and what college board has to offer!
- Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
- See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
- Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).
- Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
- Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.