Connecting students to opportunities beyond high school
According to the U.S. Department of Education, 72 percent of tenth-graders plan to go to college—twice as many as 20 years ago. How can schools support their students' future aspirations and inspire those who have not yet considered college as an option?
PSAT/NMSQT can help
The PSAT/NMSQT is a rigorous, national assessment that measures critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills that are important for success in college. Last year, over 23,000 schools opened the door to college for more than 3.5 million students by administering the PSAT/NMSQT.
Why the PSAT/NMSQT?
The PSAT/NMSQT is more than just a test. It gives students:
- Suggestions on how to improve academically. The PSAT/NMSQT score report (.pdf) gives students personalized feedback on their test performance.
- Preparation for the SAT.
- Opportunities to earn scholarships and academic recognition. For more information, go to Scholarship and Recognition Programs.
- Information from colleges and universities through Student Search Service.
- A free personalized online college planning kit based on their test results. For more information, go to My College QuickStart and MyRoad.
Learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT by following these links:
- Starting Your Program: The nuts and bolts of creating your PSAT/NMSQT program
- For K–12 Administrators: Hands-on information administrators need to know about the test
- For PSAT/NMSQT Coordinators: The details coordinators need to know to administer the program before, on and following test day
- For Teachers: Key information teachers need to help students prepare for the test