Date(s) - 17 Oct 2012
7:35 AM - 10:45 AM
Category(ies) No Categories
The PSAT (Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test) will be given during the school day on Oct. 17, 2012. The test will be paid for by the State of North Carolina for all 10th grade students and will be offered at a $14 fee for 9th grade students who wish to take the test. More information will be forthcoming. If there are any parents of 9th grade students who want their child to take the test, please contact Mr. Haymore at email@example.com or call 919.515.0015.
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
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:
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.
The following steps will help ensure a successful test session:
- students should get a good night’s sleep before the test day
- students should eat breakfast before the test
- students should dress comfortably in layers that can be added or taken off according to the temperature of the classroom in which they are testing (we have very little control over the temperature in the rooms)
- students should try their best as this information is likely to be used to help them qualify for merit based scholarships
If you have questions please contact Mr. Haymore - firstname.lastname@example.org