PSAT and PLAN tests
Every year 11th graders take the PSAT in the middle of October and the PLAN at the beginning of November. Both tests begin at 10:15, after Morning Lesson, and end at approximately around 1:15.
The PSAT is a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship program, which uses very high test scores to select semi-finalists for a variety of scholarships. If you would like to find out more about the National Merit Scholarship Program, go to the website: www.nationalmerit.org
On the mornings of the tests, please encourage your student to eat a good breakfast, and make sure they get lots of sleep the night before. These tests are very good practice for the SATs and ACTs they will take at the end of junior year.
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As part of our College Counseling curriculum, students learn how tests may or may not be part of their college admissions process, the differences between the ACT and SAT tests, and how they are used in the college admissions process.
CLICK HERE for more information about admissions tests (powerpoint presentation)
The Parent Perspective PSAT 2013 http://professionals.collegeboard.com/profdownload/PSATParentPerspective.pdf
The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) is an organization that discusses the issue of admissions testing, and maintains a growing list of Test Optional Colleges. www.fairtest.org