The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) assesses critical reading, math reasoning and writing skills. The PSAT has proven to be a fair indicator of how a student will perform on the SAT. Scores range from 20-80 for critical reading, math and writing skills. The test consists of two 25 minute critical reading sections, two 25 minute mathematics sections and one 30 minute writing skills section.
All 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT/NMSQT in mid-October. The State of Indiana covers the cost for Sophomores and Juniors. There is no make-up test offered. The test will take approximately 2 ½ hours.
The benefits of taking the PSAT/NMSQT are:
* Aligned/similar to the SAT
* College and career planning
* Entry in the National Merit Scholarship (for Juniors)