PSAT Testing

PSAT Testing Information

Parents / Students

Nease High School will administer the PSAT-NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test – National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) to all 10th grade students on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The purpose of the test is to give all students an opportunity to experience taking a college readiness test and identify students who might benefit from advanced coursework.  The PSAT is also the exam that is used for 11th graders to qualify for the National Merit Scholars Program.

There is no need to register 10th grade students, they will receive their test at no cost, through state funding. However, if 10th grade students choose to opt-out please return PSAT-10th-Grade-opt-out-letter (1) to Mrs. Ashcroft in room 226, or at the front office desk.

Students in 9th & 11th grade wishing to take the test must register using the form PSAT-9-11-only along with payment. If you would like to pay online please click here: PSAT SchoolPay If you prefer to send a check with the registration letter, please be sure to add your students name and grade in the bottom left corner. The last day to pay & register will be Monday  September 16, 2019. There is NO possibility of receiving results if payment is not received by this date. Your student’s Score Report for the PSAT/NMSQT® will be available in mid-to-late December from College Board. I will be available to take payments for PSAT on August 27, 2019 in the media center, during open house.

Students will receive an Official Student Guide to the PSAT/ NMSQT® through their English classes. This guide contains valuable information as well as a full-length practice test with answer keys. An electronic version of the guide is available here: Study Guide

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Accommodated students

please be sure to complete the accommodation consent request and return to me by August 27, 2019, in PH226. This must be processed by this time for CollegeBoard to approve your school based accommodations. Requests after this date cannot be processed and students will test without school based accommodations. Consent Form