The PSAT/NMSQT: What Do You Need to Know?
Sophomores and Juniors at Lexington High School are invited to take the PSAT.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Students arrive at the LHS auditorium by 7:45 am - Test will end at approximately 11:30 am
This is an OPTIONAL TEST . Most students take the PSAT/NMSQT in 10 th or 11 th grade. If you are homeschooled, or if your school is not offering the test, you can sign up to take it another school nearby.
The PSAT/NMSQT is great practice for taking the SAT. It can qualify you for scholarship programs.
Also it can give you insight into which AP courses you may be ready to take.
Bonuses: After you take the PSAT/NMSQT, you can get a free, tailored practice program for the SAT based on your personal test results- through Khan Academy. You can also get free access to the
“Roadmap to Careers” online tool from Roadtrip Nation to explore majors and careers that reflect your interests.
Parents have been sent an email to pay a fee of $30.00 in M.C.C., the on-line payment system. Once parents pay that fee, their child will be registered for the PSAT. The deadline to pay the fee is Tuesday, October 3rd.
You will NOT receive a reminder or a confirmation that you are registered. To pay this fee online, go to the LHS home page, quick links, online payments, sign in or create a new account.
Your counselor will have the answers to most of your questions. For further help, see contact information on page ii of the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide. Online information is available at the PSAT/NMSQT or National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) websites.
PSAT Study Guides: Juniors will receive one in homeroom and Sophomores can find this in a Counseling Office. Please refer to your PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide for everything you need to know about taking the test, scholarship opportunities, accommodations for students with disabilities, score reports, and more.
Checklist: What to Bring on Test Day
Room assignments will be posted outside the auditorium. Go directly to the auditorium for instructions.
· No. 2 pencils with erasers (mechanical pencils are not allowed)
· Acceptable calculator (see page 26 in the PSAT/NMSQT study guide)
· Social Security Number
· Email address (optional)
· Current and valid school - or government- issued photo ID, if you are not testing at the school you normally attend (more information about IDs is available at sat.org/id-requirements)
- If applying for accommodations for the PSAT contact Mrs. Dooley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is some basic information about the PSAT examination:
* PSAT = Preliminary SAT
* The PSAT is an annual exam offered nationally every year in October
Accommodations that are used in school do not apply to College Board. Students need to apply and College Board makes the decision within 7 weeks of receiving an application. Applications for accommodations for the PSAT are due to College Board.
If you are applying please fill out this form: (https://www.collegeboard.org/pdf/ssd/ssd-consent-form-accommodations.pdf) and submit to Mrs. Dooley, email@example.com , SSD Coordinator for College Board or Contact Mrs. Hurley, firstname.lastname@example.org, PSAT Administrator & Registrar.