Preliminary SAT (PSAT/NMSQT) – October 17, 2012
Ninth, tenth and eleventh graders will take preliminary college entrance exams at every DCPS high school free of charge. Ninth grade students will take the Readistep, assessment which is the college preparatory test recommended by College board for ninth grade students and is the first step on the College and Career Readiness Pathway, an integrated assessment system that includes the PSAT/NMSQT® and SAT®. Tenth and eleventh graders will take the PSAT/NMSQT, which is a college preparatory test of critical reading, math and writing skills.
The ReadiStep/PSAT/NMSQT tests are important first steps in preparing for college and the college application process. All students in grades 9, 10 and 11 should speak with their school counselor regarding the various practice exam options.
Students can also use the College Board Official Student Guide and the TestGear feature on the Individual Graduation Portfolio (IGP ) to prepare for the PSAT.