PSAT/NMSQT Gives Students Learning Tools And Opportunities
North American Precis Syndicate
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PSAT/NMSQT can show students their best road to higher education.
(NAPSI)—Every year, some 4 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT, a
valuable part of preparing students for college success. When the results
come in, they get so much more than a score—they get an invitation to
productive practice and a connection to distinct benefits and opportunities
to support their journey to college.
That's because the PSAT/NMSQT test reflects what students are learning in
the classroom, measures the skills and knowledge necessary for postsecondary
success, and is an important step toward college. It's also great practice
for the SAT because both have the same question types and formats. Students
who take the PSAT/NMSQT score higher, on average, on the SAT than those who do
One reason may be that students and teachers can use the scores to see
where they're thriving and where they need additional support. Since
PSAT/NMSQT scores are on the same scale as SAT scores, it's easy to track
After taking the PSAT/NMSQT, students can link their College Board account
to Official SAT Practice on Khan
and use their score to get a free, personalized SAT study plan focusing on
the areas where they need the most work. These free study tools help students
prepare for test day and support classroom learning. The program features
thousands of interactive questions with instant feedback; video lessons that
walk students through how to solve a problem step by step; eight full-length
practice tests; test-taking tips and strategies; and a practice schedule
based on the student's upcoming test date.
What's more, the PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for the National Merit
Scholarship Program. The College Board's scholarship and recognition
partners, including the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Jack Kent Cooke
Foundation, and United Negro College Fund, provide over $180 million annually
to qualified, low-income and minority students based on PSAT/NMSQT scores.
Students' test scores can also help indicate their potential to succeed in
challenging Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Students can review their score
report with their counselors and teachers to discuss which AP courses they
should consider. This helps schools ensure that no student is overlooked and
encourages more students to challenge themselves with college-level
coursework. Students who succeed on AP exams can save money on tuition and
are more likely to graduate on time.
Learn more at www.psat.org.
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