PSAT Testing Information
(Updated September 15, 2021)
The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) measures what you are learning in school, determining if you are on track, and opens doors for opportunities to prepare and pay for college.
Norwin School District will be giving the test on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
About the PSAT
Here are details about the PSAT:
- The testing time is 2 Hours and 45 Minutes.
- The PSAT has 2 Components:
- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
- Reading Test (60 minutes / 47 questions)
- Writing and Language Test (35 minutes / 44 questions)
- Math (70 minutes / 48 questions)
- Score Reporting is on a shared common scale with the SAT. The range of scores is 320-1520 for the total score.
- 160-760 for each of the two section scores and 8-38 for test scores
Details, Dates, & Deadlines
Norwin High School believes in the importance and value of the PSAT exam. All juniors will have exam fees paid by the District. Sophomores may choose to take the exam and there will be an associated fee.
Click here for test dates and deadlines.
Develop your Skills
Here are some practice resources:
- Paper & Pencil Practice
- Sample Questions
- Khan Academy Practice
- Study Point Online Practice Tests
- Students can take a free virtual PSAT.
- Students who participate will receive a free score analysis that breaks down how they did by section, question type, and content area so they can get a sense for where they might want to do some review prior to the actual exam.