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The PSAT is a practice assessment usually given during sophomore and/or junior year.  At WSHS, we give the PSAT to most sophomores and juniors. It is an early indicator of college and career readiness as defined by the College Board.  

When does it take place?  In October. The next test date for the PSAT for WSHS is Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Why should I take it?  The PSAT gives an early read on what your SAT scores may look like.  The score report contains lots of information about individual skill sets, and how to improve.  All students who take the PSAT will receive an in-depth answer analysis, along with a link to a free, individualized study guide made possible through a partnership between the College Board and Khan Academy. In addition, students will have access to career and college exploration software, a personality inventory, and more to start planning for college/service/employment.  And, as a junior, taking the PSAT is the ONLY WAY to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.

How long is the PSAT?  The test takes 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete.  There are a couple of breaks built in.

What does the PSAT cover?
-Words in context
-Command of evidence
-Math that matters most
-Problems grounded in real-world context
-Analysis in Science and History/social studies
-US Founding documents and the great global conversation

And, no penalty for guessing!  For more information, go to: PSAT content info

Teachers, here is the link for more PSAT and SAT practice: SAT/PSAT practice for teachers
Lisa Hallen,
Jan 18, 2018, 6:09 PM