Students from Potter’s House High School have the opportunity to take the PSAT test at

The Potter's House High School

On Wednesday, October 14

Fee: $15.00 (Waivers available)

You must sign up to take the test, see link below.


The Newly designed Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

  • *Critical reading skills
  • *Math problem-solving skills
  • *Writing skills

You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test does not 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.
  • *See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
  • *Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).
  • *Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
  • *Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.
The Redesigned PSAT/NMSQT - The PSAT/NMSQT will reflect the knowledge and skill areas tested by the redesigned SAT and PSAT 10 and the PSAT 8/9.  On the redesigned assessments, students will encounter:
  • Continued emphasis on reasoning alongside a clearer, stronger focus on the knowledge, skills and understandings most important for college and career readiness and success.
  • Greater emphasis on the meaning of words in a variety of contexts and on how word choice shapes meaning, tone and impact.
  • Focus on math that matters most, including problem solving, data analysis, algebra, and advanced mathematical concepts.
  • Rights-only scoring (a point for a correct answer but no deduction for an incorrect answer; blank responses have no impact on scores).

To sign up, click here: