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PSAT

PSAT

The PSAT is a practice SAT test that is given to all New Tech High sophomores and juniors each October.  The PSAT models the SAT/ACT testing environment and serves two main purposes:

  • The PSAT provides practice for the real SAT. Since it is only a practice test, PSAT scores are not made a part of a student’s testing record and are only reported to high school counselors and students.
  • The PSAT/NMSQT is used as the basis for qualification in the National Merit Scholarship Program in a student's junior year. This is only open to US citizens and Permanent Residents. Additional details about the National Merit program are available.

After PSAT results are available, New Tech High hosts a PSAT information night for families to learn about what their score means and next steps to take after they get their results.