Why Offer the PSAT/NMSQT?
Help your students get more from their score. The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is more than good practice for the SAT and their scores are more than just a number.
Get Actionable Data
Using the online reporting portal, you’ll be able to:
- Evaluate each student’s college and career readiness.
- Determine which knowledge areas and skills need more work.
- See how much progress they’ve made from PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10.
- Leverage this data for instructional planning.
Connect Students to Scholarships and Recognition Programs
Broaden Access to AP
The AP Potential™ tool is designed to help you expand access to your AP programs by identifying students who are ready for AP based on their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT and other tests in the SAT Suite.
New Digital Format
This fall, the PSAT/NMSQT will be delivered in a new digital format that is more relevant for students than ever before. The change is good news for educators, too. A shorter test means a shorter test day, and no more packing, sorting, or shipping test materials. Going digital also means more flexibility for where and when the test can be administered.
What to Expect with the Digital PSAT/NMSQT
See what students can expect with the digital PSAT/NMSQT.