Peters
Township
School District
264 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
Fax: 724.942.0915
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PSAT NMSQT & PSAT 8/9 Test Information

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The exam was given at PTHS on October 11, 2017.  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, and writing skills. You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't 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 only).
  • 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 PSAT 8/9 was given to all current 9th grade students on October 11, 2017.  The exam tests the same skills and knowledge as the PSAT NMSQT and SAT, but in a way that makes sense for 9th graders.  It measures what they are learning, shows them if they are on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement.   It is highly recommended that students link their scores for free to Khan Academy for free, targeted SAT practice.       
PSAT NMSQT Student Guide
Please see the Student Guide for more information regarding the PSAT NMSQT.  Students also received a copy of this booklet through their English classes.
PSAT 8/9 Student Guide
Please view the Student Guide for information regarding the PSAT 8/9.   This guide is only available in PDF view right now.  
How to Link CollegeBoard & Khan Academy Account-You Tube Video
Please see this video on linking your account.
Linking Scores to Khan Academy
Please this flyer for more information.
Understanding Your Score Report You Tube Video
Please see this informational video regarding your PSAT score report.
Peters
Township
School District
PT High School
264 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
Fax: 724.942.0915
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