Another way students can gain practice experience that may help them perform better on college entrance exams is by taking the PSAT test (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). The PSAT/NMSQT is given in the fall of each year at Edgerton High School to college-bound juniors. Its purpose is threefold: to give experience in testing and testing procedures, to furnish an SAT prediction score, and to qualify for scholarship aid through the National Merit program. For juniors, the results of NMSQT portion of the PSAT test determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
The PSAT/NMSQT test is in multiple choice format and consists of a critical reading section, a math section, and a writing skills section. The final test scores are expressed in a range of 20 to 80. The test takes approximately 2 1/4 hours to complete, and costs approximately $18.00. Registration is made available through the guidance office. For more information go to: College Board