Preliminary SAT (PSAT)

Preliminary SAT (PSAT)

Who tests? Grade 10
When? October
Content tested? Reading, Math, and Writing
Test format? Paper-and-pencil
Test purpose? Preparation and practice for the SAT and entry to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) program.
Description: From collegeboard.com: The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:
• Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
• See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
• Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
• Receive information from colleges when you check “yes” to Student Search Service.