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What is the PSAT/NMSQT?

  • The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized assessment closely connected to the SAT. It is co-sponsored by the College Board (PSAT) and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSQT).

  • For 10th-grade students, the test offers an SAT practice test opportunity. 

  • For 11th-grade students, the test offers the opportunity to earn scholarships and academic recognition.

  • Students can also use their scores to access free personalized SAT practice.

  • Additionally, PSAT scores can help identify which AP courses are best suited for students.

  • Finally, PSAT scores provide valuable information about students' strengths and areas they may need to work on.

 

Online Resources:

This year's PSAT/NMSQT test is on Tuesday, October 3rd at OHS, open to 10th and 11th graders. There's a $5 exam fee due with registration and seating is limited. Seats will be filled first-come first-serve and registration will close when seats are filled or no later than the 3 pm deadline on Wednesday, September 27th. Register early to secure your spot! Click here to submit an interest form to get started. Questions? Contact your academic counselor. 

FOLLOW THESE 3 STEPS TO REGISTER FOR TEST:

 

STEP 1: Submit Interest Form -  Interested students or their parents/guardians must first submit the official "Interest" Google Form in order to start to the Registration process. Click on the above linked registration button or the following link to get started: PSAT/NMSQT Testing Interest Sign-up Form. There is limited seating and seats will be filled first-come first-serve. The registration process will be closed when seats are filled or no later than the 3 pm deadline on Wednesday, September 27th. Register early to secure your spot!

STEP 2: Next, Go To SSC to Pay $5 Exam Fee - The $5 exam fee must be paid no later than the 3 pm deadline on Wednesday, September 27th deadline. To pay the $5 exam fee and receive the "Registration Confirmation & Information Sheet," please pay the fee with the secretary in the OHS Student Services Center. Payment can be made in cash or by check; if paying by check, please make it payable to "Owosso High School." If the fee poses a financial barrier, please schedule an appointment to speak with your academic counselor before the deadline.

STEP 3: Receive Official "Registration Confirmation & Instructions Sheet" - At the time of payment, the secretary will provide a paper and electronic copy of the, Registration Confirmation & Information Sheet. The Sheet provides important information and links including the Testing Rules and official College Board PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide*.


Between the Deadline and Testing Day on October 3rd: Testing-day information will be provided by the testing coordinator, Mrs. Warning, before the testing day, but only if both Step 1 and Step 2 above are confirmed by the SSC.

*Important Note: The official PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide is provided by College Board and a valuable resource that grants access to practice tests leading up to the testing day. To obtain it, please submit the Interest form and make the $5 fee payment to Mrs. Pilon. Once done, she will provide the Confirmation sheet, which includes access to the Rules and Guide. 

Are you interested in your student taking the ASVAB? Each fall Owosso High School provides the opportunity for students who are interested in exploring their personal skills toward work and potential careers, to take the ASVAB test. The ASVAB is a testing tool that provides the opportunity to assess workplace skills. At a later date the results and interpretations will be given to the students and indicate what careers they have an aptitude toward as they plan beyond high school. Additionally, the results can provide students a variety of information not just on the careers themselves but on the careers they could be innately good at. That knowledge can then be used now as they consider studying or training for after high school. Sign up will be announced in September 2023, but you are welcome to speak with a counselors anytime about this opportunity. 

What is the ASVAB? ASVAB stands for, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). It is a heavily researched and well-respected aptitude test developed by the Department of Defense and available for free to high schools nationwide as a tool to, "helps predict future academic and occupational success." Following the test, a post-test interpretation is a guided session where students are given the opportunity to review their ASVAB score reflective of their interests and strengths. The post-test review is a chance to "discover many ways to enter potentially satisfying career fields" while planning a career pathway while in school and beyond high school. To learn more about the ASVAB we invite you to review the ASVAB's Parent Guide for Career Planning

ASVAB Fall Assessment
MME Spring Assessment

On testing day, students must be in attendance on the day of their assessment, well rested, well nourished, and prepared to give their best effort. Smart watches, cell phones, laptops, Chromebooks, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the assessment rooms. All assessment related questions should be addressed to the assessment coordinator, Carrie Warning, warning@owosso.k12.mi.us

AP College Board Spring Exam

SPRING 2024

MME STATE ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

2023-2024 Schedule Pending

SPRING 2024

AP COLLEGE BOARD EXAM SCHEDULE

May 6th - Chemistry

May 6th - US Government & Politics

May 7th - Micro Economics

May 7th - Statistics

May 8th - English Lit & Comp

May 9th - Psychology

May 10th - 2-D Art and Design

May 10th - Macro Economics

May 10th - US History

May 13th - Calculus AB

May 13th - Calculus BC

May 14th - English Lang & Comp

May 14th - Physics C-Mechanics

May 15th - Computer Science Principles

May 15th - World History: Modern

May 16th - Biology

Testing Info & Resources

TESTING INFO & RESOURCES

Learn More MDE & MME

Michigan Department of Education (MDE) uses the SAT as part of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME). The state also offers the PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 are free of charge each spring.

 

"The SAT is a standardized college entrance exam that every college in the US and over 600 institutions internationally. It assesses the knowledge and skills your child is learning in the classroom—the same skills that are key to success in college and career." ~ SAT Overview by CollegeBoard

The SAT is accepted at all Michigan universities and is already a familiar test to many in the state. The test keeps pace with what colleges are looking for today, focusing on the few durable things that evidence shows matter most for college and career readiness and success. And it reflects what Michigan students are already learning in their classrooms.

SAT FREE Test Prep & Readiness

"20 hours of practice on Khan Academy is associated with an average 115-point score increase from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT, nearly double the average gain without Khan. In 2017, Khan Academy and the College Board, the maker of the SAT, analyzed gains between the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT and found a positive relationship between use of Official SAT Practice and score improvements on the SAT. Score gains are consistent across gender, family income, race, ethnicity and parental education level." ~ Raising confidence and scores reported by Khan Academy, 5/8/2017

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