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ADMINISTRATION OF PSAT/NMSQT

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) will be offered at Georgetown Middle-High School on

Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 AM

The PSAT is typically taken by students in their sophomore and/or junior years.  It serves as a preview of the College Board’s Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), taken by many college-bound students. This practice test measures verbal, mathematical, and writing abilities.  Results for sophomores and juniors are reported to students on an individual basis as well as in relation to nationwide results.

The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for juniors wishing to participate in the scholarship competition of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  Parents should also be aware that some business organizations such as FedEx offer scholarship monies to their employee’s children who take the PSAT/NMSQT.  A listing of corporate organizations is in the student guide.  Only Grade 11 students are eligible to enter the competition for National Merit Scholarships.

Georgetown students may register in the Guidance Office between Monday, September 16th and Friday, October 11thOnly checks will be accepted and should be made out to the Town of Georgetown for $26.00Given the availability of test booklets, those students who do not register by October 11th will not be allowed to register.  There are no refunds for students who register and do not take the test.

Upon payment of the $26.00 registration fee, students receive an Official Student Guide containing a complete practice test with answer key and scoring instructions.  Any four-function calculator is allowed during the math portion of the test or a graphing calculator (see the approved listing of calculators within the guide).

When test results are returned in December, students will receive an online score report which includes the correct answers and their own responses and scores.  Once scores are back, the guidance department will hold an assembly to explain the scoring and next steps.

Please contact the guidance office if you have any questions or concerns at 978-352-5790.

Thank you,

 

Julia Robinson

Guidance Director

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