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PSAT Oct 15 @ ERHS

Eagle River High School



Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

TEST DATE:  Saturday, October 15th, 2022 at Eagle River High School 7:30 AM


What is it?

The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading, math problem solving, and writing skills. The test measures reasoning and critical thinking skills.


Who can take the PSAT/NMSQT?

Sophomore (10th) and Junior (11th) high school students may take the PSAT/NMSQT for practice. The scores of juniors only are considered for the National Merit Scholarship competition.


Why take the PSAT/NMSQT?

1. Performance on critical reading, math and writing can be used to compare a student with other college-bound juniors. If a sophomore takes the test, they are compared with other tenth graders and they are testing strictly for practice. 

2.Scores from the PSAT/NMSQT can be used to estimate performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

3.  Practice on questions similar to those on the SAT give greater confidence when taking the SAT.

4. The PSAT/NMSQT score is used for entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program and other National Recognition Programs. (Juniors only)

5.  Results can help a student plan senior year courses.

6. By participating in the Student Search Service a student will receive information from colleges and other institutions about educational and financial opportunities.


How much does the PSAT/NMSQT cost/Who do I pay?

The PSAT test is $20.00 for all students. Credit/debit card payments can be made on Parent Connect through Wednesday October 12, 2022 or you can pay cash/check to Mrs. Odens, the cashier, at school through Thursday October 13, 2022. Then fill out this google form to finish the sign up process.


What to Bring for the PSAT?

  • Two #2 lead pencils (not mechanical)
  • Calculator 
  • Photo ID
  • Non -ERHS students need their school ID number, school address, and School Code
  • No phones are allowed during the test.