(Last Updated: Thursday September 23, 2021)
Loudoun County Public Schools will be offering the PSAT 8/9 (Preliminary SAT) to students in grade 9 and the PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) to students in grades 10 and 11 this year. The test will be administered on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. This will be the only administration for the 2021-2022 school year. Registration is not required and there will be no cost for students. This letter provides some information about the PSAT assessments. More information will be shared in September regarding test day procedures and testing rooms. Please check this site and your email registered in ParentVue/StudentVue as updates will be sent out electronically.
Both the PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT/NMSQT assessments measure mathematics, reading, and writing. The tests focus on reasoning skills, knowledge, and comprehension. They are one indicator of college readiness and provide students the opportunity to prepare for college entrance exams. Additionally, students in grade 11 who take the PSAT/NMSQT are eligible to compete for National Merit Scholarships. Additional information on both the PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT/NMSQT can be found at the College Board PSAT website at https://www.collegeboard.org/ and also the LCPS Office of Assessment website.
PSAT TESTING LOCATIONS 9TH GRADE:
PSAT TESTING LOCATIONS 10th GRADE:
PSAT TESTING LOCATIONS FOR 11th GRADE:
Additionally, it may be helpful to download the specific student guides found here:
PSAT 8/9 Student Guide 2021-2022 (Paper Copies are not Provided by College Board)
PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide 2021-2022 (Paper Copies will be given out to students during their English Classes)
Test Day and Post-Test Resources: