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PSAT Information

On October 16th, all sophomores at MHS will take the PSAT. Additionally, Juniors can opt to pay for the PSAT for an opportunity to compete for the National Merit Scholarship, or to practice for the SAT in the environment they will test in on April 14th. Juniors who do not take the PSAT will be placed in a study hall the morning of October 16th.

Who Should Take the PSAT as an 11th Grader?

Juniors who want to compete for a National Merit Scholarship should sign up and pay for the PSAT. National Merit candidates are chosen from approximately 1.6 million 11th grade students who take the test. The highest scorers nationwide then compete for a Finalist standing. To become a Finalist, students must confirm their PSAT/NMSQT performance with scores on the SAT.

· 94.9% of those students were in the top 10% of their class.

· 98.9% had a high school grade average of A- or above.

· Score in the top 1% on the PSAT

 

How do I sign up for the PSAT as a Junior?

 · Pay Bookkeeper: $25. Make check payable to MHS

· Deadline: September 16th

· Refund Policy: No Refunds after September 16. College Board charges the school for your test.

 

Can I prep for the SAT without retaking the PSAT?

 

Absolutely! There is not a need to pay and retake the PSAT as a junior just for an opportunity to practice.

We are excited to offer FREE SAT prep classes for MHS students. Dates and times will be announced via student announcements, and our college and career newsletters.

Students can also improve scores by using Khan Academy’s FREE SAT practice content and get prepared for the PSAT as well. Khan Academy has partnered with the College Board to provide FREE SAT practice tests. Your child can link their PSAT data and get individual tutoring based on their 10th grade score. There are 8 official full length practice tests and even more ways to study.

Create a Khan Academy account here: https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

 

Students will need to bring the following to their assigned testing room:

- Photo ID 

- #2 Pencils

- Calculator

 

Schedule for PSAT's

8:00-12:00

Testing – begin at 8:00am

 

 

Seniors, Juniors (non-testers), Freshmen

8:00-12:00

Study hall in designated locations

  • Students who travel to other schools 1-2B will be assigned a study hall at MHS.
  • Student assignments will be posted on the main office windows for student and staff reference. 
  • Students can bring materials to study and a book to read. 

12:45-2:42

·         PM Travelers report to Library      

After testing

# of minutes

12-12:40

LUNCH

40

12:40-12:45

Passing

5

12:45-1:11

Period 1B

26

1:11-1:16

Passing

5

1:16-1:42

Period 2B

26

1:42-1:47

Passing

5

1:47-2:12

Period 3B

25

2:12-2:17

Passing

5

2:17-2:42

Period 4B

25

 

If you have questions about the PSAT please contact Mrs. Peterman in the counseling office, or email her at peterman.megan@westada.org.