The district will not be offering the October administration of the PSAT, but College Board is offering a January test option for this year and that is what Parkway plans to pursue. More details should be coming out soon, but the January administration provides all of the same opportunities as the October date, including qualification to National Merit. In an effort to reduce the number of test takers, it is possible that sophomores will not be allowed to test. If that happens, Mrs. Prange will share free test booklets to interested sophomores to practice this experience on their own.
TAKING THE PSAT
WHO SHOULD TEST?
This test is optional - - you must sign up and pay in order to take the PSAT/NMSQT! Students with strong English and math coursework are typically most successful.
- This is THE qualifying test to become a National Merit This honor is designated for juniors who score in the top .05% in Missouri.
- Many corporate organizations sponsor scholarships for children of their employees.
- High scoring minority students may be eligible for special recognition and scholarships.
- The test serves as practice for students who would like to prepare for the SAT.
MAKE UP OF PSAT: 3 sections:
Reading (60 min – 47 questions)
Writing & Language (35 min – 44 questions)
Math (70 min – 48 questions)
POTENTIAL TEST DATE: Tuesday, January 26, 2020
TIME: Approx 8am-Noon
TEST LOCATION: Parkway Central classrooms (room assignments will be posted in Counseling)
WHERE TO REGISTER: TBD
WHEN TO REGISTER: TBD
HOW TO PREPARE: PSAT Student Guide (released during registration) and Khan Academy
WHAT TO BRING: Non-mechanical, sharpened #2 pencils w/erasers
Extra batteries for your calculator
Wear comfortable clothing. Dress in layers!
WHAT NOT TO BRING: Absolutely NO book bags, purses, cell phones, smartwatches/fitness bands, food or drink