2020-2021 PSAT Dates:
    Juniors: January 26, 2021

    All Sophomores: February 24, 2021

    For PSAT Information, contact our testing coordinator, Paul Hayes, at phayes@rjuhsd.us

    About the PSAT
    Help your students succeed in high school and prepare for college with the The Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), cosponsored by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This is an important first step towards college. Test results and their accompanying analysis are valuable tools that can help prepare students for the SAT® and education opportunities beyond high school.

    Each year, more than 3.5 million high school juniors, sophomores, and younger students take the PSAT/NMSQT to:

    Encourage Your Younger Students to Take the Test
    Younger test-takers have more time to develop the skills reported on Score Report Plus that they need to improve to succeed in high school and college. Students who take the test as sophomores need to take it again as juniors to qualify for National Merit scholarship programs.

    Assessing Skills

    The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

    • Reading, math reasoning, and writing skills that are important for successful academic performance in college

    • Knowledge and skills developed through years of study in a wide range of courses as well as through experiences outside the classroom

    • Critical thinking—the ability to reason with facts and concepts, rather than the ability to recall and recite them.

    Learn more:

    • Overview: Test highlights

    • Test Sections: A look at the critical reading, mathematics, writing skills sections

    • Dates & Fees: Info about when the test is administered, what it costs, and applying for fee waivers

    • Scholarships & Recognition: More about the scholarship and recognition programs students may enter when they take the test

    • Homeschooled Students: About testing homeschooled students in your community with your own students