From Mrs Neubarth, Guidance Counselor

PSAT10 - Tues Apr 2nd - $16 - See Mrs. Neubarth

What Is the PSAT 10?

The PSAT 10 is a practice SAT exam that debuted in the 2015-16 school year. It is aligned to the SAT, meaning it has similar question types and the same Reading, Writing, and Math sections. Its scores are based on a total scale of 320-1520.

Unlike the SAT, which is designed for juniors and seniors, the PSAT 10 is designed specifically for sophomores in high school. As a result, its questions are not as difficult as those on the SAT.

It's essential to know that the PSAT 10 is the same test as the PSAT/NMSQT, which is designed for both sophomores and juniors. In other words, all questions, sections, and time limits are the same for these two tests.

So why do these exams have different names then? Here are the two major differences between the PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT:

  • The PSAT 10 is offered at a different time than the PSAT/NMSQT is: While the PSAT 10 is offered once a year to sophomores in the spring, the PSAT/NMSQT is offered once a year in the fall. School districts can choose when to administer the PSAT 10. This year, it must be between February 25 and March 29, 2019, or April 1 and April 26, 2019.
  • The PSAT 10 does not qualify you for National Merit as the PSAT/NMSQT does: Even if you get a really high score on it, don't expect to win any scholarships or awards. It's just an SAT practice test—that's it!