Advanced Academic Services is part of the Austin Independent School District. This blog provides information, activities, and events regarding advanced academics and high ability children and teens. Smart without compromise. Potential without limits.

Friday, September 28, 2012

PSAT Registration Information

The PSAT/NMSQT will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. There are no Saturday test administrations in Austin ISD. Please contact your child's campus with questions. If your child is a home school student or a private school student, please contact the Austin ISD Guidance and Counseling Department at 414-0174.

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The PSAT/NMSQT measures:
  • Critical reading skills
  • Math problem-solving skills
  • Writing skills
Common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:
  • Receive feedback on strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study.
  • See how performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
  • Enter the competition for scholarships from National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11).
  • Help prepare for the SAT.
  • Receive information from colleges by checking "yes" to Student Search Service.