Test Design

The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 10 are excellent practice for the SAT and offer a chance to monitor student learning.
The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 are tightly aligned with the redesigned SAT and provide educators and students with the chance to check in on student progress. Both tests will support all students with a clear focus on the skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career success. Educators will be able to:
  • Measure and follow student performance.
  • Pinpoint areas for development.
  • Prepare students for the redesigned SAT.

The PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 10 will focus on the knowledge and skills that current research shows are most essential for college and career readiness and success. The tests will reflect the work students are doing in classrooms across the country and around the globe.

Inside the Tests

Check out the PSAT website to find out what kinds of questions will be asked on the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 10 and which skills and knowledge areas they’ll test:

Content Alignment

The tests are aligned with the PSAT 8/9 and the SAT. All of these tests focus on the same domain of knowledge and skills. As students progress from grade to grade, the tests will keep pace, matching the scope and difficulty of work found in the classroom. Learn more about the content alignment of the SAT Suite of Assessments.

Test Dates

Who:  All Sophomores enrolled in LVS Full-Time.

Who:  Juniors enrolled in LVS Full-Time who are interested in earning the National Merit Scholarship.

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Where: Lee County Public Education Center, NORTH Entrance

Time: arrive between 8:30am and 9:00am

Test Duration: Begin at 9:00am; End at 1:00pm

Fee: NO Cost for Sophomores 

Fee: $15.00 for Juniors

Items to Bring: student ID#, personal home address, and preferred email address

RSVP:  Juniors must RSVP to the Ms. Baker, LVS School Counselor
          Email:  [email protected]
          Phone: 239-461-8493

Scoring Changes

The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 10 will be scored differently from the way the PSAT/NMSQT has been scored in the past. A few changes:

  • The tests will share a common score scale with the PSAT 8/9 and the SAT because the content is so tightly aligned.
  • Subscores and cross-test scores will be added for greater insight.
  • There won’t be a penalty for guessing.

Log onto the PSAT website to find out more about scoring.