College Board has decided to go digital. In order to test students on computers, we have had to make some changes from our traditional schedule. Please see below for specifics on 9th, 10th, and 11th grade test dates and specifics.
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 11, 2023. 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. Additionally, a score of 430 on the PSAT Math qualifies as a concordant score for the Algebra I EOC.
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 2023 to Ms. Messenger in PH 225, or at the front office desk.
Students in 11th grade – Exam date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
You must register online. Please click here to register and pay: PSAT SchoolPay The last day to pay & register will be Thursday, August 31, 2023. There is NO possibility of testing if payment is not received by this date. Your student’s Score Report for the PSAT/NMSQT® will be available in mid-to-late November from College Board. Reminders will be included in the weekly newsletter Panther Press, sent out by Mrs. Kunze
**Students in 9th grade – Exam date: Monday, October 16, 2023 (This is a teacher planning day. Students are agreeing to come test on a non-school day.)
9th graders wishing to take the test:
- Must be in Geometry or HIGHER
- Must agree to come in on a non-school day (Teacher Planning Day)
If you qualify to test, you must register online. Please click here to register and pay: PSAT SchoolPay The last day to pay & register will be Thursday, August 31, 2023. There is NO possibility of testing if payment is not received by this date. Your student’s Score Report for the PSAT/NMSQT® will be available in mid-to-late November from College Board. Reminders will be included in the weekly newsletter Panther Press, sent out by Mrs. Kunze.
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: PSAT_NMSQT Student Guide – FALL 2023
Please visit www.collegeboard.org/psat for more information
For scholarship information https://pages.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt/why-take-the-psat-nmsqt?SFMC_cid=EM371842-&rid=83347539
For access to free PSAT/NMSQT practice resources, including two full-length practice tests.
For more information regarding the National Merit Scholarship Program
Please be sure to complete the accommodation consent request and return to Ms. Messenger by Thursday, August 17th, 2023, in PH 225. This must be processed by this time for CollegeBoard to approve your school-based accommodations. Requests after this date may not be processed and students will test without school-based accommodations. Consent Form
If you have already applied for accommodations with CollegeBoard, you do not need to apply again, you retain the accommodations until one year after graduation date. However, if your accommodations change, it is YOUR responsibility to complete a new form and resubmit in plenty of time..