PSAT/NMSQT

  • Attention:  Students Who are PSAT Testing on January 26th

    • Please arrive at school by 8:15
    • Enter the school at the main entrance by the front office
    • Testing will take place in the upstairs Q Hallway
    • Room assignments will be posted by the library and in the Q Hallway
    • Be sure to wear a mask *(If you come without a mask, one will be provided for you)
    • Be prepared to test for approximately 4 hours
    • @Home learners, once testing is complete someone will need to be available to pick you up

     

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 & Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    The PSAT/NMSQT is used to qualify juniors for the National Merit Scholarship Program as well as to help determine college readiness. Our district believes this test provides many opportunities and benefits for our students, and we will be participating in this administration. Students must be juniors in high school to qualify for scholarships, but sophomores will also take the test as practice. All sophomores and the top 5% of junior scorers from the previous year will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT at zero cost. Any other junior who wants to take the PSAT/NMSQT will be able to sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of tests each school has available is limited and the cost of the PSAT/NMSQT is $17.00.

    Because of COVID-19 and health and safety guidelines, we have divided the testing into two sessions in order to maintain social distancing.  Please review the dates below to see when your student is assigned to take the test.

    NO ACTION IS REQUIRED FOR SOPHOMORES.  THEY ARE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED AND NO FEE IS REQUIRED.

    For Juniors, the deadline to order a test is November 13, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.

    Test Dates:

    • October 14, 2020 – Sophomores who are currently participating in SCUC on campus.
    • January 26, 2021 – Sophomores who were participating in SCUC@Home on October 14th, the top 5% of junior scorers from the previous year, sophomores who missed the October test, and any other junior who wants to take the test for $17 and who orders by November 13, 2020.

    Juniors who are not in the Top 5% of scorers, but wish to take the test can register by using this link (PSAT Ordering link) or by using the QR Code shown below.

    QR Code

    Home schooled students who live in the SCUC ISD Steele High School attendance zone may contact Alicia Edwards, Steele Testing Coordinator, to get registered for the PSAT/NMSQT. Students must pay for the test when registering.

     

    Helpful resources for the PSAT/NMSQT

     

    National Merit Scholarship Information