The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a standardized test that SCUCISD 10th graders and the top 5% of junior scorers from the previous school year take in October. It is a standardized test that provides first-hand practice for the SAT. It also gives students a chance to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program and gain access to college and career planning tools. Like the SAT, it measures knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and math. SCUCISD ensures all sophomores and qualifying juniors take the exam at no cost. For questions regarding this test, please contact your high school Counselor.
College Board is moving to a digital SAT suite of assessments. NEW for Fall 2023: The PSAT will be delivered on a digital platform. For additional information, visit the College Board Digital Suite of Assessments webpage.
The digital PSAT will be made available to homeschool students who reside within SCUCISD boundaries. Homeschool students must register with the Campus Testing Coordinator no later than two weeks before the scheduled administration date. Homeschool students will need to provide proof of address and present a form of identification listed below. Homeschool students may leave the campus immediately after completing the test.
Examples of Acceptable ID include:
A valid Government-issued driver’s license or non-driver ID card
A student ID card from current school
A government-issued passport
A government-issued military or national ID card
ID must be an original, physical document (not photocopied).
Examples of Unacceptable ID:
Social Security card
Employee ID card
Any temporary ID card
Credit or debit card with a photo
An electronic document or ID presented on a device
SCUC ISD will offer the PSAT/NMSQT on . Wednesday, October 11, 2023
PSAT 8/9 is a test that will help students and their teachers figure out what students need to work on most as students move through junior high, so that they are ready for college when they graduate from high school. It tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT — in a way that makes sense at the 8th grade level. SCUCISD ensures all 8th grade students take the exam at no cost. For additional information, visit the College Board Digital Suite of Assessments webpage.
NEW College Board is moving to a digital SAT suite of assessments. for Fall 2023: The PSAT will be delivered on a digital platform. For additional information, visit the College Board Digital Suite of Assessments webpage.
SCUC ISD will offer PSAT 8/9 to 8th grade students on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 .
The PSAT results for our 8th grade students are now available. During upcoming 4-year plan meetings, our counselors will be reviewing these reports with each student and providing them with a physical copy.
Please be aware that some students may have already received direct notification from College Board via email if they provided their email address. However, we will ensure that all students receive a comprehensive review of their results. If you would like more information on how to understand your student's score report, please visit: Understanding your PSAT Scores
SAT School Day
In order to best prepare our students for post-secondary life, SCUCISD has joined with College Board to implement the SAT in a Day program. All juniors will have the opportunity to take the SAT, a test that normally costs $55, during the school day on
March 6, 2024 at no charge. The SAT is a nationally recognized college admission test that lets students show colleges what they know and how well they can apply that knowledge. It tests knowledge of reading, writing, and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms to help prepare them for college or careers. In addition to college admissions, the SAT may be used to show post-secondary readiness.
All juniors will be pre-registered for the test and will have an opportunity to verify their demographic information prior to the start of the test. We recommend that students create a College Board account if they have not done so already. In order to create an account, students must have a valid email address. All juniors will take the English and Math sections of the test at no charge on March 6th.
NEW: College Board is moving to a digital SAT suite of assessments. The SAT will be delivered on a digital platform. For additional information, visit the College Board Digital Suite of Assessments webpage.