PSAT Information: Sophomores & Juniors

PSAT Information: Sophomores & Juniors
Posted on 09/23/2020

September 22, 2020

Dear PHS Students and Families,

PHS is offering the opportunity for our grade 10 and grade 11 students to take the PSAT (NMSQT) this fall.

The PSAT (NMSQT) is a great primer for the SAT, and the ACT, but it's more than just a trial run. For current grade 11 students, PSAT (NMSQT) scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars.  More than 3.4 million high school students (mostly juniors and sophomores) take this multiple-choice test every year, nationwide.

When:         Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 8:00am - 12:30pm

Where:        Ponaganset High School

Who:           Mostly 10th and 11th graders

Cost:           $20 per test (payment is due at registration)

The PSAT/NMSQT is highly relevant to your future success because it focuses on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It will measure:

  • What you learn in high school

  • What you need to succeed in college

The October PSAT/NMSQT and SAT cannot be administered from home. It is strictly an on-site assessment, even for those that have opted for distance learning.

The October PSAT/NMSQT and SAT cannot be administered to students on a one-to-one basis.  We cannot accommodate that at a whole school level.

Cell phones are not permitted in the testing rooms. Any devices, including smartwatches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content are not allowed in the testing rooms.

Go to for more information about the PSAT (NMSQ) or ask your school counselor.

The DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS OCTOBER 2, 2020 and payment is due at registration. 

You can register using this REGISTRATION LINK to use your MySchoolBucks Account. (You can easily set up an account if you don’t have one by following the link.)

Please note, there are 185 exams available. Registrations will be monitored by order of  the date and/or time received. Once registrations are received, more information will be available.

Kind Regards,

Your PHS School Counselors


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