PSAT Testing

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) helps students prepare for the SAT®. For 11th grade students, the test provides entry to the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition conducted by NMSC (National Merit Scholarship Corporation). Our district is offering the PSAT/NMSQT Test to interested 10th and 11th graders on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at their home school: Pinnacle High School.  Please note that this is not a mandatory requirement.

Registration Steps

Registration is from August 23rd - September 10th.

Registration is through the Webstore.

Cost is $18.00 - Pay at time of registration - can pay with Tax Credit or Non-Tax Credit (Tax Credit is non-refundable)


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Test Day

Students MUST bring the following: 

  • 2-3 sharpened pencils 

  • Calculator and extra batteries

  • Student ID

  • Mask - optional at this time

Test Information

The PSAT/NMSQT is composed of the following sections:

Reading / Writing and Language composed of:

  •  Multiple-paragraph passages

  •  Multiple-choice questions

Time allotted:

  •  60 minutes for the Reading Test 

  •  35 minutes for the Writing and Language 

Math / Composed of:

  • Includes multiple-choice questions

  • Student-produced response questions

  • Divided into two portions - one that permits calculator use and one that does not 

Time allotted:  

  • 25 minutes for the Math Test – No Calculator 

  • 45 minutes for the Math Test – Calculator 

Please contact Lisa Kent, Academic Technician, @ 602-449-4073 or with any questions regarding the PSAT/NMSQT Test.