PSAT/NMSQT EXAM

PSAT/NMSQT EXAM 2020

The 2020-21 School Sponsored PSAT/NMSQT will be an optional test this year for Juniors only. Test will be administered on Saturday October 17th beginning at 8:00 a.m. Door will open at 7:30 a..m. Registration is required. 

Registration Steps:

1. Fill out the Registration Form here: PSAT/NMSQT Registration Form

2. Pay for the exam in the Web Store $17 fee: Pay for PSAT/NMSQT Test 

  • Students who qualify for fee waivers do not need to pay for test. Test will be paid by school

Home school students that would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT contact Mayra Delgado at mdelgado@oprfhs.org for approval. Home school students will need a avalid State ID, Driver License, or passport to be admitted in the building.

*Student room assignment will be shared 1 week prior test day. 

What is the PSAT/NMSQT

The Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) share the same content and has the same format as the SAT test students will take in the Spring. For juniors students, it also serves as the entrance test for scholarship and recognition programs run by the National Merit Corporation and the National Hispanic Recognition Program. For detail information visit the College Board PSAT/NMSQT web page.

How to prepare for exam

  • Free SAT practice is available at www.khanacademy.org. Students who take a PSAT test can link their results on Khan Academy and get personalized study recommendations, tutorials, and practice items.
  • Read the PSA/NMSQT Student Guides available online: Student Guide Online.

What to bring on exam day

There are only a few things you really need to bring on test day, and a lot of things you'll be better off leaving at home. Be sure to bring:

  • Face mask
  • School ID
  • Two No. 2 pencils with erasers
  • An approved calculator: Approved calculator list
  • Student ID or State ID, Driver License, Passport

Nice to Have

  • A watch (without an audible alarm)
  • Extra batteries and backup equipment—you’ll have to ask for permission to access them. They cannot be on your desk during the test.
  • A drink or snacks (for your break)

What Not to Bring

  • Any devices, including digital watches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive, or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content (with the exception of CD players used for Language with Listening Subject Tests only)
  • Audio players/recorders, tablets, laptops, notebooks, Google Glass, or any other personal computing devices
  • iPods or other MP3 players
  • iPads or other tablet devices
  • Laptops, notebooks, PDAs or any other personal computing devices
  • Any texting device
  • Cameras or any other photographic equipment
  • Separate timers of any type
  • Protractors, compasses, rulers
  • Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, mechanical pencils
  • Pamphlets or papers of any kind
  • Dictionaries or other books—there are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language
  • Food or drinks (except for during breaks), unless approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities. Learn more about testing with accommodations.

Testing Accommodations 

Any student with College Board approved accommodations will receive those accommodatins during test. Reach out to Ms. Margaret Collins at mmcollins@oprfhs.org if you have any questions about testing accommodation for your student.