College and Career Readiness Assessments
The redesigned SAT Suite of Assessments is an integrated system made up of these tests:
- Preliminary SAT* 8/9 for grades 8 and 9
- Preliminary SAT* National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test for grades 10 and 11
- SAT for grade 11
The tests measure the same skills and knowledge in ways that make sense for different grade levels, so it’s easier for students, parents, and educators to monitor student progress.
The PSAT/NMSQT® (or Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is, as the title suggests, a preliminary version of the SAT.
Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, the great thing about the PSAT is that a high score can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards. With $180 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students who achieve high scores on the PSAT, how you perform on this exam can help you earn scholarship dollars that change the direction of your college planning.