Ready, Set, Go (to college): Part A

testing1On Wednesday, October 19, we will administer the PSAT for free to all of our sophomores and juniors. Freshmen will take the PSAT 8-9.

The PSAT 8-9 also provides our freshmen with a gateway into the College Board’s My College Quick Start and a host of college preparation materials. There is no preparation needed, although, Mrs. Hufnagle will be presenting an information session to all freshmen to acquaint them with the test.

For sophomores, the PSAT provides practice for the SAT which they will take in their junior or senior years.

For juniors, in addition to more SAT practice (practice makes better!), the PSAT has an important component in that it is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Each year, National Merit Scholarships are awarded to a few high schools students across the country based, in part, on their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. The results of these exams will be available in January of 2017, and will be shared with students and parents.

October and November offer seniors the last chance to take the SAT prior to completing their college applications.

Our faculty and staff regularly review the results of all of these tests in order to detect trends and inform our curriculum planning.