Preliminary SAT or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT)
What is the PSAT/NMSQT?
The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized test that allows students to preview both the instructions and type of questions that will be asked on the SAT. Feedback allows students to target areas of need, and focus their study on developing their weaknesses. Additionally, qualifying students in the 11th grade will be entered into competitions for scholarships and recognition programs.
When can I take the PSAT?
All grade 10 and 11 students will take the PSAT on October 14.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
What is the SAT?
According to College Board, the SAT is "a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions." Although SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making admission decisions, it is important to do the best you can.
The next two test dates, are Saturday, May 7 and June 4 at various locations.
To register for the June 4 test, click here.
To register for the June 4 test, click here.
What does the SAT look like?
The SAT has been redesigned! While current seniors will not be taking the new exam, current juniors and sophomores will, as they will likely take the exam after March 2016. The test is divided into four parts: Reading, Writing, Language, & Mathematics but will include the following changes:
 Allnew essay — and it’s optional
 No penalty for guessing
 Calculator & noncalculator sections
 Return to original 4001600 score scale
What does the SAT tests?
Changes to the math portion include are:
 Multistep questions
 Basic trigonometry problems
 Data interpretation
 Solving algebra problems
 Word problems
 Details here: https://www.collegeboard.org/deliveringopportunity/sat/redesign


How much time do I have to take the SAT?
Total test time is 3 hours and 50 minutes (including the essay). Students are allowed three short breaks, so be sure to bring some power food!
The Mathematics portion of the SAT is composed of 58 questions and is approximately 80 minutes long. The time is divided into two 25 minute
sections and one 20 minutes section. These sections are not necessarily sequential, nor are questions evenly distributed among them.
The Mathematics portion of the SAT is composed of 58 questions and is approximately 80 minutes long. The time is divided into two 25 minute
sections and one 20 minutes section. These sections are not necessarily sequential, nor are questions evenly distributed among them.
What kinds of questions are on the SAT?
Questions will appear in one of two forms: [1] Multiple Choice [2] StudentProduced Response
During one of the 25 minute sections and the 20 minute section, students will answer a total of 48 multiple choice questions. The remaining 25 minute section is comprised solely of 10 studentproduced response questions. Students will solve each problem and bubble in their answer on a special grid. To learn how to use the grid, click here.
Below are study guides, practice questions and practice quizzes courtesy of College Board & Erik the Red.
During one of the 25 minute sections and the 20 minute section, students will answer a total of 48 multiple choice questions. The remaining 25 minute section is comprised solely of 10 studentproduced response questions. Students will solve each problem and bubble in their answer on a special grid. To learn how to use the grid, click here.
Below are study guides, practice questions and practice quizzes courtesy of College Board & Erik the Red.
How do I practice for the SAT?
SAT Mathematics Review
An SAT Mathematics Review written by College Board themselves.
SAT Sample Questions
Sample mathematics questions designed to help students get to know the new SAT! [Includes both calculator & noncalculator questions.]
SAT Practice Quiz
Quiz constitutes practice problems in each of the major content areas on the Mathematics portion of the exam. Answers and detailed explanations are included as well.
An SAT Mathematics Review written by College Board themselves.
SAT Sample Questions
Sample mathematics questions designed to help students get to know the new SAT! [Includes both calculator & noncalculator questions.]
SAT Practice Quiz
Quiz constitutes practice problems in each of the major content areas on the Mathematics portion of the exam. Answers and detailed explanations are included as well.
Last Updated: 10/10/2015