PSAT- Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

    Monroe Township High School will be PSAT Testing on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019.
    All Grade 10 and Grade 11 students will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT  
    The PSAT ( Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) and NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) 

    The is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test. It's also used to determine the student’s eligibility for scholarships awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. *Please know that colleges do not use the results of this test to determine you eligibility for admission. Taking an official PSAT/NMSQT practice test is a great way to simulate test day. Plus, you can score your own practice test and learn from your mistakes.  

    The PSAT/NMSQT evaluates the skills your child has developed in three academic areas:  Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.  Additionally, PSAT/NMSQT is more than a test; it also provides the tools your child needs to reach his or her college goals.

    In addition to providing a practice experience, the PSAT/NMSQT gives students personalized feedback on their academic strengths and weaknesses.  The feedback on the PSAT/NMSQT Score Report Plus will help your child develop the skills necessary for success not only on the SAT, but also in college and careers.


    The PSAT/NMSQT gives your child access to MY College QuickStart, an online resource that features personalized SAT preparation and college and career planning tools at no extra cost.  This resource includes:

     An interactive PSAT/NMSQT score report that includes detailed answer explanations and the student’s projected SAT score.

    A personalized SAT study plan and hundreds of free practice questions.
    A detailed personality test to help students identify their interests and find majors and careers that are a good fit.
    A personalized list of colleges based on the student’s home state and intended major.

    When your child takes the PSAT/NMSQT, he or she will have the opportunity to say “Yes” to the Student Search Service.  By participating in SSS, your child can receive free admission and financial aid information from colleges, universities and scholarship programs.  Interested colleges will receive some of the demographic and contact information that your child provides on test day.  They will not receive his or her score, Social Security number or telephone number


     *Find more information for testing on The College Board Website,test-taking tips and answer explanations for practice test questions  


    Links and Additional Resources

    Learn about the Preliminary S.A.T. which is given in the fall to prepare for the S.A.T.

    Review Sample Questions

    Take the Practice Test

    Practice on Khan Academy

    The College Board and Khan Academy® have partnered to make practicing easy and personal. At Khan Academy, you can access thousands of questions approved by the College Board, take four official SAT practice tests, and create personalized study plans based on your results.

    Taking an SAT practice test is good practice for the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 because the assessments measure the same skills and knowledge in ways that make sense for different grade levels.