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PSAT Testing

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

PSAT Testing

RHS Students,


On Wednesday, October 12th, Ridgewood High School will administer the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to all juniors and the top 10% of sophomores.  By offering students an opportunity to participate in the PSAT administration, Ridgewood High School will provide students with valuable college readiness feedback and tools to help them reach their post-secondary goals.

 Benefits of the PSAT:

  • Juniors can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship – By taking the PSAT/NMSQT students may be eligible to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program and other academic scholarship and recognition programs.
  • Students have a better chance at scoring higher on the SAT – Historically, students who take the PSAT have scored significantly higher on the SAT than students who do not. Since the PSAT evaluates the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, taking the PSAT means students will have an opportunity to address their areas of improvement long before they take their official college entrance exam.
  • Students will receive feedback on their aptitude for success in AP courses – student score reports will show recommendations for AP courses that might be good matches.
  • A personalized study plan – the PSAT will provide students with a custom SAT study plan that can be accessed online, anytime through Khan Academy.

Important Test Day Information:

  • Testing will begin promptly at 8:45am.  Students should arrive in the field house at least 15 minutes prior to testing.
  • No backpacks or cell phones will be allowed in the field house.
  • Students will need to bring their Student ID, no. 2 pencils, and a calculator.
  •  Standard testing time will conclude around 1:00pm.
  • Students will have lunch from 12:55 - 1:24.
  • Students will be required to attend period 10 from 1:40 - 3:00.


More resources about this test can be found at If you have questions, please email me at  

Ms Tan

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