• Park View High School will be offering the PSAT 8/9 to students in grade 9 and the PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) to students in grades 10 and 11 on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.  This will be the only test administration for the 2022-2023 school year. 

      Registration is not required, and there will be no cost for students. 

      PSAT Purpose:

      We encourage all students to participate in this opportunity. The PSAT is used as practice for the SAT Test, which is taken at the end of 11th and beginning of 12th grade.SAT Scores are sent to colleges as part of your application, and in 11th grade there are scholarship possibilities for the top 1.5 %. PSAT results can also help identify areas you need to work on to prepare for the SAT. Scores will become available in December. Students should include an email address when they complete identifying information at testing; College Board will use email to release score reports.

       

       

    • For 9th Grade:

      The PSAT 8/9 will be taken digitally this year on LCPS-issued Chromebook devices on October 12, 2022.  

      Students have received emails with room assignments for testing. A final email will be sent on Oct. 11. Students will go directly to those rooms at 9:30 on Oct. 12. They must bring a charged Chromebook. Students will not use handheld calculators (unless they have an IEP accommodation) on the PSAT 8/9 because the calculator is built into the testing platform.

      Resources for families:

      PSAT 8/9 Test Structure

      PSAT 8/9 Student Guide & Practice Test

      No handheld calculator; there is a calculator embedded within the digital format.  

    • For 10th and 11th Grade:

      PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be administered on paper/pencil to students in grades 10 and 11 on October 12, 2022.  

      Students have received emails with room assignments for testing. A final email will be sent on Oct. 11. Students will go directly to those rooms at 9:30 on Oct. 12. While College Board indicates that calculators are not needed, students may bring their own calculators; however, 11th grade students will be given calculators used in math classes, and 10th graders will be provided 4-function calculators.

      Next year, all tests (grades 9-11) will be digital, and the calculator will be builty into the testing platform, just as it is for SOL testing (Desmos).

       

      Resources for families:

      PSAT/NMSQT Test Structure

      PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide & Practice Test

      Approved Calculators

      National Merit Scholarship Application Information

Last Modified on October 5, 2022