When: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Time: Beginning at 8:00 am (Students will miss periods 1-5 of the school day)

10th and 11th grade students

*This fall the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered in a new digital format— Students will take the PSAT/NMSQT using their school-issued Ipad.  Watch this video to see what students can expect from the digital PSAT/NMSQT.

*All 11th grade students are automatically registered to take the PSAT. The PSAT will be given free of charge to all 11th grade students.

*Any 10th grade student electing to taking the PSAT can register at the google link
The fee is $20.00 and must be paid on or before the day of the test. Checks should be made payable to Blackhawk High School. The deadline to register is Friday, October 6, 2023.

What is the PSAT and why is it important?

The PSAT is a nationwide, multiple-choice test taken by about 3.4 million high school students every year–mostly sophomores and juniors. A great primer for the SAT® and even the ACT®, the PSAT includes math, critical reading and writing questions.

The PSAT doesn't count towards your college admissions; however, for students in 11th grade, it is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships. That means the highest scoring students may earn scholarship money.

PSAT Practice

Click on the direct link below to access the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide (.pdf/2.6 MB).  In the PSAT/NMSQT student guide, students are to review the terms and conditions in the guide before test day because they’ll be asked to agree to them as part of taking the test.

Simulate test day by printing and taking an official PSAT/NMSQT by clicking the link below.

Get to know what the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 will be like by practicing with these sample questions by clicking the link below.  

Practice on Khan Academy by clicking the link below. 

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