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October 12th: PSAT/SAT

Short Info

Who:  SAT for 12th grade and PSAT/NMSQT for 11th grade.

Where: School Building

Time: 9 am test starts (Be in the school building 30 mins prior)

Get SAT/PSAT Ready!

  • SPS students will be automatically registered for the tests
  • Create your free College Board account
  • Check out the College Board website for FREE test prep resources
  • Contact your high school counselor or academic intervention specialist for additional information
  • Review approved calculators for SAT and PSAT – contact your counselor or academic intervention specialist if you need help obtaining a calculator for the test

About the SAT

The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is the most widely used college admission test in the country. SAT scores are one tool used to demonstrate student college and career readiness.  

The school-day administration offers these benefits:

  • No cost. The school-day test is free for SPS students.
  • Students may also send up to four score reports for free. The school-day test permits students to send score reports to as many as four colleges or scholarship programs.
  • Additional pathway to graduation. A qualifying score on the SAT can be used as a graduation pathway for ELA and/or math. Current qualifying scores are 410 for ELA and 430 for math.

About the PSAT

The (Preliminary SATPSAT provides valuable feedback on strengths and the skills necessary for college study . Students can then focus their preparation on areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice. The PSAT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills.

Gives insight on how a performance on an admissions test compares to others applying to college .Helps students prepare for the SAT. Students will become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions they will see on the SAT.

Could help juniors qualify for scholarships . The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) for juniors is a program co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC).