Madison County High School will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT on Tuesday January 26, 2021. The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a practice version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year, and many students take the test in both 10th and 11th grade. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year. The PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests your skills in reading, writing, and math. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.
Students will have to come to school in order to participate in testing. All COVID mitigating measures and precautions will be followed.
The test is not mandatory and the cost is $17. It is open to all interested Juniors.