The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered in school to all 9, 10 and 11 grade Saint Joseph High School students on Wednesday October 16, 2019.
The PSAT/NMSQT® measures reading, writing and language, and math
skills developed over many years, both in and out of school. Students will not
be asked to recall facts from literature, history, or science, or to complete
math formulas, because this test measures reasoning and critical thinking
Why is the PSAT/NMSQT® Important?
The PSAT/NMSQT® gives
students the opportunity to practice taking a standardized test similar to
Test results give
information about how scores compare to other high school students who are
taking the test.
The PSAT/NMSQT® also
provides information about interests and abilities, and what type of
college majors might appeal to the student.
The PSAT/NMSQT® will
provide information about the student (but not scores) to colleges and
universities around the country that match interests and they will begin
sending information in the mail.
If students are a junior,
their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT® may qualify for a National
Merit Scholarship. Almost all high school students qualify for
consideration for this prestigious award, but only students who perform
very well on the PSAT/NMSQT® may actually receive it.