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What is the PSAT?

The PSAT stands for the Preliminary SAT. It is designed to help you practice for the SAT and stand out to colleges. 9th and 10th at Norwalk will take the PSAT in October. 11th grade students will take the PSAT/NMSQT which, in addition to providing practice for the SAT, can help qualify students for scholarships and national recognition. 

What is the SAT + Writing?

The SAT is a college entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to assess your readiness for college-level work. Your SAT score is a major factor in college admissions, so it’s important to prep to achieve your best score. The SAT exam tests your skills in math, reading, and writing, and includes an optional essay. 

Upcoming Test Dates: 

What is the ACT + Writing?

The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The purpose of the ACT is to measure your readiness for college and provide colleges one common data point that can be used to compare applicants. The ACT exam tests your skills in math, reading, english and science, plus an optional essay. 

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Which one should I take?

We typically recommend that students take both the SAT and the ACT to ensure that they have the best chance at being competitive for college admissions. Additionally, some students may score better on one test versus the other, depending on their academic strengths.



Understanding your PSAT Scores
Khan Academy/Collegeboard Link Up for Test Prep
All 10th and 11th grade Norwalk students took the PSAT. It can leave students with a few questions like: 
What does my score mean? How can I improve my score? When can I take the real SAT?
Students scores were explained in their World History/US History classes and also given instructions on how to utilize a free SAT prep opportunity.
Khan Academy is offering free individualized test prep when you link your Collegeboard account and PSAT scores. 
Instructions below in the link and PDF.