The Morning Blend


Taking the stress out of taking the SAT

Posted at 1:08 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 15:08:30-05

Is your child ready for college? Every year, about 4 million 10th- and 11th-grade students take the PSAT/NMSQT®, which determines qualification for the National Merit® Scholarship Program and is good practice for the SAT. Students taking the PSAT/NMSQT have access to more than $230 million annually through the College Board’s scholarship partners.
The PSAT/NMSQT also plays a key role in college readiness. In early December, when students get their PSAT/NMSQT score reports, they can find out which skills to focus on to prepare for the SAT®.

Did You Know?

· The PSAT/NMSQT score reports give students the chance to find out their strengths and areas for improvement.

· PSAT/NMSQT scores are a great predictor of students’ likelihood to succeed in Advanced Placement® courses.

· Once students embark on a SAT practice plan, juniors are also eligible to participate in the new College Board Opportunity Scholarships program, which opens for them in December, where students can earn up to $2,000 for improving their SAT score.