PSAT 10th & 11th
Dear Parent or Guardian 10th and 11th Grade Student,
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your student will take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on October 29th at 7:30am.
This test is only offered on-campus in-person with no virtual option. All students will be expected to follow safety and social distancing procedures when scheduled to test on campus. These safety procedures include students wearing face coverings before, during and after testing. Students are also expected to bring their own materials needed for testing.
Student Brought Materials: #2 pencil, scientific or graphing calculator
Students doing digital learning at home are required to come on campus and test.
The PSAT/NMSQT is an assessment administered to 10th and 11th grade students that helps prepare them for the SAT, college, and careers. Historically, students who take the PSAT/NMSQT score higher on the SAT, on average, than those who do not take the test. The following are other key benefits of the PSAT/NMSQT.
· Grade 10/11 Pre-college testing is an indicator of performance on the SAT or ACT.
· The PSAT/NMSQT includes reading, mathematics, and writing and language components that focus on the knowledge and skills that are most essential for college and career readiness and success; it is also used as a diagnostic tool to measure and follow student performance and pinpoint areas for development.
· The program can help identify each student’s potential for academic success at the postsecondary level.
· Test results provide high school guidance counselors with information to help identify students who may be ready to enroll and be successful in Advanced Placement and other college preparatory courses, or identify students who may need additional instruction to do so.
Students can also meet Florida Algebra 1 End-of-Course Assessment graduation requirement if a comparative math score is achieved. More information related to statewide assessment graduation requirements is available at http://fldoe.org/academics.
Additionally, students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in 11th grade typically can compete for recognition and scholarships through the National Merit® Scholarship Program, which honors academically talented students throughout the United States. Through the PSAT/NMSQT, our other scholarship partners identify students qualified to apply for scholarships and recognition programs.
For additional information, including the calculator policy (cell phones are not permitted), practice tests and sample questions regarding this assessment, please refer to the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide or visit the CollegeBoard website at http://collegeboard.org.
If you have any questions, please contact 407-933-9900
Amanda Yontz, Assistant Principal