This year 2023 the PSAT is changing format from manual to digital format and will now be ADAPTIVE. This Princeton Review PRACTICE test we are hosting thru the Shepton HS Band is a great chance to see what the new format is like, and to get used to how it is different.
Deadline to register for the test is 9/20/2023 and this practice test can be taken (and re-taken) VIRTUALLY as many times as the student wants for 1-year, starting at 9:00am 9/23/2023. (Remote - your student can take it at home).
This practice test also includes an optional 30-minute, 1x1 session with a Princeton review consultant after you get your practice score, to learn more about your score report and what you need to do to prep for the PSAT coming up in October.
Below is more information about the PSAT, from the Princeton Review website:
The NEW Digital PSAT Test
The Digital PSAT/NMSQT is the digital implementation of the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The Digital PSAT is a great primer for the Digital SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. Digital PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. More than 3.4 million high school students (mostly juniors and sophomores) take this nationwide, multiple-choice test every year.
What is the Digital PSAT and why is it important?
The Digital PSAT/NMSQT won’t count towards your college admissions applications, but it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship . Some of the highest scoring students may win scholarship money, so while you shouldn’t stress out about the Digital PSAT on test day, you certainly shouldn’t ignore it either. Use the Digital PSAT/NMSQT as practice for the Digital SAT and ACT and an important guidepost on your college admissions journey.
When is the Official Digital PSAT?
The Official Digital PSAT is offered nationally every year in October, beginning in the fall of 2023. Ask your school counselor about when your class is scheduled to take the Digital PSAT so you can be ready on test day. View upcoming Digital PSAT test dates ranges .
What does the Digital PSAT test include?
The Digital PSAT has two sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. You’ll encounter passage-based questions—sometimes accompanied by tables, graphs, and charts—and math problems drawing upon algebra, geometry, and a little trig.
How is the Digital PSAT scored?
Each section is scored on a scale of 160–760, making a “perfect” score 1520. There are also test scores, cross-test scores, and subscores. Find out more about Digital PSAT scoring .
Did I get a good Digital PSAT score?
Good question. The highest scores and percentiles earn National Merit Recognition. But Digital PSAT scores are also useful in determining your best prep strategies for the Digital SAT or ACT. For a Digital PSAT score report consultation, call us at 800-2REVIEW .
How do I register for the Digital PSAT?
Check with a counselor at your school or at a school in your community to sign up.
How will I do on the Digital PSAT?
Curious where your score starts for the Digital PSAT? Take a this practice test -- hosted by Shepton HS Band -- and see how you did with our interactive score report.