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Preparing for the PSAT & More Junior Classroom Presentation. October 2010. What is the PSAT/NMSQT?. Measures academic skills you’ll need for college Co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation

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Preparing for the

PSAT & More

Junior Classroom

Presentation

  • October 2010
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What is the PSAT/NMSQT?
  • Measures academic skills you’ll need for college
  • Co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • Serves as an entry point to National Merit Scholarship Corporation competitions and practice for the SAT
  • Taken by more than 3.5 million students in 2008 (45% eleventh-graders and 55% tenth-graders or younger)
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Benefits of the PSAT/NMSQT
  • Preparation for the SAT®
  • Scholarship and recognition opportunities (11th grade)
  • College and career planning tools
  • Admissions and financial aid information from colleges
  • Feedback on academic skills
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What Skills are tested on the PSAT/NMSQT?
  • The test assesses the academic skills that you’ve developed over the years, primarily through your course work.
  • These skills are considered essential for success in high school and college:
  • Critical Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing Skills
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How does the PSAT/NMSQT

compare to the SAT?

  • Question Types:
    • The same, except the PSAT/NMSQT does not have an essay component.
  • Length:
    • The PSAT/NMSQT is 2 hours, 10 minutes.
    • The SAT is 3 hours, 45 minutes.
  • Level of Difficulty:
    • The PSAT/NMSQT does not have 11th grade-level math questions.
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How is the PSAT/NMSQT Scored?
                • Scale:
                • 20-80 for each test section
  • Averages:
  • 11th Graders: 47-50
  • 10th Graders: 43-46
  • Younger Students: 38-42
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Test Preparation: Short-Term
  • Take the practice test in the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT.
  • Understand scoring and “educated guessing.”
  • Familiarize yourself with the test’s format, questions types, and directions.
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Test Preparation: Test Readiness Strategies
  • When you sit down to take the test:
    • Read all of the directions.
    • Read all of each question’s answer choices.
    • Do scratch work in the test book.
    • Work at a steady pace.
  • If you skip a question:
    • Note it in the test book.
    • Leave it blank on the answer sheet.
    • Return to it if there is time.
    • Remember: you don’t have to answer every question to score well.
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DO YOU KNOW HOW THE ACT & SAT COMPARE?

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!!!

www.collegeboard.com

www.act.org

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What do you know about?
  • NCAA eligibility
  • ASVAB testing
  • VA Wizard
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NCAA Eligibility Center
  • The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Eligibility Center will certify the academic and amateur credentials of all college bound student-athletes who wish to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics.
  • At the beginning of your junior year, complete your registration at www.eligibilitycenter.org
  • Your account will be eligible for processing once the fee of $60 has been paid.
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ASVAB(Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
  • The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test. These tests will give you an idea of how you’ll score, and identify areas that need improvement.
  • Your scores will determine how qualified you are for certain military occupational specialties and Enlistment Bonuses.
  • ASVAB TEST October [email protected] 9:00 am
  • Sign up in the School Counseling office
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WEBSITES to keep in favorites
  • www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/varina/counseling
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • www.act.org
  • www.vawizard.org
  • www.ncaapublications.com
  • www.eligibilitycenter.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.html
  • www.Dynamitesports.com
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QUESTIONS???

SEE YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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