SAT/NMSQT Opportunity for 11th Graders – Sign Up by December 2  

Pending health and safety conditions, the Lake Washington School District plans to offer the PSAT/NMSQT on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 to current 11th graders that sign up by December 2. 

The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  The purpose of the PSAT is to familiarize students with the kinds of questions, style of directions, and physical environment of an SAT exam, and provides students with a projected SAT score range, personalized feedback, and a study plan.  Eleventh grade students who take the PSAT/NMSQT are also automatically screened for the National Merit®Scholarship Program; an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.    

11th graders that would like to take the PSAT in January should complete the sign up form by December 2.  The cost is $17.  Payment will be taken closer to the actual exam.   

What is the SAT/ACT Test?

The SAT and ACT are both entrance exams used by most college and universities to make admission decisions.  The purpose is to measure a high school student's readiness for college.  Typically, the higher the score, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you.

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SAT and ACT Practice Tests - Additional Dates Now Available

LWHS PTSA is once again partnering with Princeton Review to give students the opportunity to take SAT and ACT practice tests. This year, due to COVID restrictions, the practice tests will be conducted online.

The practice tests are created from original SAT/ACT tests from past years. They are a great way for your student to get comfortable with the format and style of the SAT or ACT. Students who take the test will also be invited to a strategy session that provides tips and tricks for better performance in the actual test. 

The online practice tests will occur: 

  • SAT: Saturday, January 16, 2021 with Strategy Session January 26, 2021
  • ACT: Saturday, January 23, 2021 with Strategy Session February 2, 2021  

Note: If your student has taken the test earlier, they can take the test again. However, please note that the set of questions will be the same and they will NOT get a new set of questions.

Don’t let your student miss this opportunity. Sign up for free! Registration must be completed by January 12, 2021. 

Click here for additional information and here for registration instructions.

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