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Scottsdale Unified offers PSAT/NMSQT for all sophomores and juniors

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  • Becky Kelbaugh/Scottsdale Unified School District


On Wednesday, October 29th Scottsdale Unified School District  will be offering the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test to sophomores and juniors at all five SUSD high schools during the school day.

Sophomores in SUSD high schools will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT at no cost to parents.

Scottsdale Unified offers PSAT/NMSQT for all sophomores and juniors PSATHP“By offering the PSAT/NMSQT to all sophomores at no cost, it will provide parents, students and the schools with useful information to identify areas that require more attention for post-secondary goals,” said Dr. Mitch von Gnechten, executive director of Secondary Schools. “The results of the test will help our students set goals for the next two years and will help increase college and career readiness.”

All juniors seeking to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT for a fee at this time as well.

The College Board, which administers the test, worked with SUSD to allow this test date due our conflicting Fall Break and the standard PSAT/NMSQT test dates.

Additionally, The College Board has verified that the alternative test date will not impact consideration for National Merit Scholarship qualifying.  This test replaces the PLAN® preliminary ACT test, which the District has historically offered.

SUSD high school and middle school families are encouraged to explore Naviance, which provides students and parents the means to plan for college, career and academic success. It also provides free test preparation.

Click here for more information about the College Board and PSAT/NMSQT, please visit.

For more information about Naviance, please click here.

Scottsdale Unified School District, where we Engage, Educate and Empower Every Student, Every Day. The District and 19 schools have earned the state’s highest A-F Achievement Profile grade –A – by the Arizona Department of Education.

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