The College Board - PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9
Fall 2020 Testing Dates
11th Grade - PSAT/NMSQT - Saturday, October 17, 2020
9th Grade - PSAT 8/9 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020
10th - PSAT/NMSQT - Thursday, October 29, 2020
*No Registration Required*
PSAT/NMSQT Overview and Why It's Important
The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized test that 11th graders and 10th graders at Sconzo take in October. Like the SAT, it measures the knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and math students learn in the classroom—the same knowledge and skills your child needs to succeed in college and career.
When your child takes the PSAT/NMSQT, they open the door to more benefits than you might think.
It connects students to more than $235 million in scholarships, including the National Merit® Scholarship Program. If your child opts into our free Student Search Service®, scholarship providers will invite them to apply.
It's excellent practice for the SAT. Both tests measure the same knowledge and skills and ask the same types of questions, so PSAT/NMSQT takers will know what to expect on the SAT.
It's the first step to a free, personalized SAT study plan. Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® uses your child's PSAT/NMSQT score to create a customized SAT study plan with sample questions that focus on areas where they need help.
It shows student progress on the road to college. The PSAT/NMSQT is part of the SAT Suite of Assessments, a series of tests beginning in eighth grade that shows your child and their teachers whether your child is on track for college.
It shows which Advanced Placement Program® (AP) courses your child is ready for. The PSAT/NMSQT Score Report indicates which college-level AP courses your child has the potential to succeed in.
PSAT 8/9 Overview and Why It's Important
The PSAT 8/9 is a test that eighth and ninth graders take during the regular school day. It’s the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments, which also includes the PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT. All the tests in the suite measure the knowledge and skills your child is learning in school—the same knowledge and skills they’ll need to succeed in college.
The PSAT 8/9 gives you, your child, and their teachers valuable information about your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses while there’s still plenty of time for them to improve their skills.
Maybe your child excels in math but struggles with reading. Maybe they’re great at grammar but frustrated with fractions. Once your child takes the PSAT 8/9, their score report will pinpoint exactly what they need to work on to graduate from high school and be ready for college.
The PSAT 8/9 score report also includes a section called AP Potential, which lets your child know which Advanced Placement® (AP) courses they might be ready to take.
Accessing your PSAT Online Score Report
You will be able to see your scores online through your College Board account. (If you haven't made one OR need login assistance, (click HERE)