Tutoring and Homework Center
will be on Wednesday, October 16, 2013
ALL Sophomores will take the PSAT this year. The district is covering the cost
for 10th graders and pre-registration is not required.
Interested Juniors and Freshmen must register to take the exam. Registration
begins Sept. 9th
Cost is $15.00 for I.H.S. students
Fee waivers are available for juniors who can verify low income. See your counselor.
Pay your registration fee (during student business hours) at the School Finance
Center (A06) by cash or check only – make checks payable to “E.S.U.H.S.D.”
Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a co-sponsored
program by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation
PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying
Test. It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the
SAT Reasoning Test™. It also gives you a chance to enter National Merit
Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.
The PSAT/NMSQT measures:
- critical reading
- math problem-solving
- writing skills
You have developed
these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't
require you to recall specific facts from your classes.
The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are:
- to receive feedback
on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study.
You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit
from additional study or practice.
- to see how your
performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others
applying to college.
- to enter the competition
for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade
- to help prepare
for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and
the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
- to receive information
from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.
Board: About the PSAT)
Independence High School