The PSAT is the practice test for the SAT and the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship Competition. This test will be administered here at WKHS on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
All junior students are strongly encouraged to take this test! The test is also open to sophomore and freshman students who are interested in practicing for their junior year PSAT. Students will be excused from classes to take the test, but are still responsible for making up any missed work.
Students can register for the PSAT in the Counseling and Career Center beginning on Wednesday, September 30 through Thursday, October 8, 2015. The cost for the test is $15.00 and payable by check preferred (made out to WKHS) otherwise cash must be the exact amount.
The PSAT will be held in the WKHS Gym. Check-in will begin at 7:15 a.m. The test will begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. and will be completed by 10:45 a.m. Due to the strict testing requirements, there will be no late entry into the testing room.
Please note that the 2015 PSAT is a practice test for the new SAT. More information about the differences to be expected in the new format is available in the Testing section of this website under the College/ Career tab. A few highlights of the new test:
- 85 % "SAT-like" questions:
- Changes to SAT type questions, include: words in context; command of evidence (site evidence for answer you choose); math that matters most (algebra, problem solving/data analysis, complex equations); problems grounded in real world context; analysis in science and history; US Founding documents and the great global conversations
- SAT will also have 15% of questions that are 10th and 11th grade content/curriculum level specific questions
- No penalty for guessing
If students would like to practice and prepare for the PSAT, CollegeBoard and the KHAN Academy are offering a free Practice test. Information for this can be obtained online at https://www.khanacademy.org/sat and https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice