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PSAT

The PSAT is a voluntary standardized test open to all 9th, 10th and 11th graders

The test will be offered on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 from 7:30 am until approx 11:30 am at the Pontiac Convention Center.

Cost is $18 payable by cash or check made out to the School District of Janesville.........sign up is taking place in the school store during both lunches beginning Wednesday, Sept 5- Tuesday,  Sept 11 (No Exceptions)

Fee waivers are available for students that qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program

The PSAT/NMSQT is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  The PSAT is a voluntary standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT.  It also gives juniors a chance to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program

All 9th, 10th and 11th grade students are encouraged to take the PSAT/NMSQT because it is the best preparation for the SAT.  Students who take the test in 11th grade and meet other program requirements may enter the National Merit Scholarship program.  All students who take the PSAT/NMSQT will receive an official score report.  Students will receive scores in Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing Skills and will see how their scores compare to those of other students across the country.

Typically, students take the PSAT/NMSQT in grade 11.  It is beneficial for younger students to take the test to get a head start on improving and academic skills needed for success in college and beyond.  The test is open to all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.

Classroom learning is the basis for test questions, so the best way students can prepare is by taking rigorous courses and becoming familiar with the test and its format.  Students will receive an Official Guide that provides useful information, including a full length test.  Students may also visit www.collegeboard.org/psatpractice for additional practice.

PSAT/NMSQT scores are not sent to colleges.

Students can take the test only once/year but there is no limit to how many years a student may participate.  It is important to remember that 11th grade students are encouraged to take the test as it is the only way to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Score reports will be sent to high schools in December.  Craig will notify students regarding when, where and how to get their individual reports.