Annual PSAT set to be administered to studentsTest now open to freshman participants
Freshman Quinn Calendine attends to his schoolwork. Freshmen were recently included among those who may take the PSAT exam. "I'm nervous for the PSAT because it's a large test and I always get nervous about big assessments," Calendine said.
The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) will be given to freshmen, sophomores and juniors on Oct. 14. The test will be in progress from 7 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Proctoring rooms will be posted outside the cafeteria.
“They [the PSAT and SAT] are closely related.The whole point behind it is to prepare you for the SAT, so once you practice as a freshman, you can practice as a sophomore, and so on,” Lead Counselor Paige DeSantis said.
Unlike past years, freshmen will now be able to take the PSAT to gain access to feedback earlier than previously possible.
“They have redesigned the test and added that [freshman participation] component on, so now freshmen are able to do it. They now get the same feedback as the sophomores and juniors. We also use it to measure AP (Advanced Placement) potential, so we can use that information to place them,” DeSantis said.
The test will be free for sophomores, but will cost $12 for freshmen and $17 for juniors.