Sophomores and juniors will have an opportunity to take a practice SAT (PSAT) on Saturday, October 19 at Colchester High School. The test starts promptly at 8:00 a.m., and students should arrive by 7:45 a.m.
Per its website, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is “a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.” The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. (To learn more about preparing for the PSAT, please click here.)
Taking the PSAT can help students:
- open the door for college
- practice for the SAT
- earn scholarships and academic recognition
- begin the college search
- compare academic skills
- get feedback on how to improve academically
- explore college majors and careers
Students can sign up for the PSAT in the CHS cafeteria during all lunches Monday, September 23 through Friday, September 27. The cost is $22.00; payment can be made in cash or a check (made payable to Colchester School District), and students will receive a PSAT guide bulletin containing tips on how to do well on the test, a practice test to help prepare, and more helpful information. Students must pay the test fee at the time of registration; funding is available for students qualifying for free or reduced-price meals (please see the guidance office for additional information).
Please bring two sharpened No. 2 pencils and a calculator on the test day.
For more information about the PSAT, please contact CHS’s guidance office at (802) 264-5712.
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