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PSAT / NMSQT Testing

PSAT / NMSQT Testing Information

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 14, 2020. 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 (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 online please click here: PSAT SchoolPay you do not need to submit registration letter, when paying online. The last day to pay & register will be Thursday, September 10, 2020. 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. 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: Study Guide

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For scholarship information

For access to free PSAT/NMSQT practice resources, including two full-length practice tests.

For more information regarding the National Merit Scholarship Program

Accommodated students

Please be sure to complete the accommodation consent request and return to the testing coordinators by August 21, 2020, in PH226. 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.