PSAT Information & Results

The PSAT’s will be given on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at NSHS at 7:30 A.M.

All Grade 10 students are taking the PSAT this year as an intiative from the State of R.I.  Grade 10 students do not need to register or to pay at this time.

Grade 11 students may register online for the PSAT's here.  Registration will not be complete until payment is made in the Guidance office no later than Friday, September 9, 2016.  The cost is $18 and can be paid by cash or check.  Checks should be made payable to North Smithfield High School.

On the day of the test, students should bring a pen, two #2 pencils, and a calculator.  Upon payment, students will receive a PSAT booklet.  More information about the PSAT’s can be found at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/inside-the-test


 

The PSAT/NMSQT® is highly relevant to your future success because it focuses on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures:

  • What you learn in high school
  • What you need to succeed in college
  • The PSAT/NMSQT measures reading, writing and language, and math skills developed over many years, both in and out of school.
  • The PSAT/NMSQT does not ask for facts from literature, history, or science, or recall of math formulas, because it measures your reasoning and critical thinking skills.

You don’t have to discover secret tricks or cram the night before.
There is no penalty for guessing.
The test length is 2 hours, 45 minutes
 


Youtube PSAT Videos

Link Youtube and Khan Academy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhfaw8w4G2w&list=PL4soAIPJ0mMeXovRImdrQgro6vM0EXMdO&index=7

Understanding your PSAT results
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzCSIilL3WQ&list=PL4soAIPJ0mMeXovRImdrQgro6vM0EXMdO&index=8

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