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Testing 2023-24

PSAT - October 26, 2023

The PSAT will be adminstered at South High School the morning of Thursday, October 26.
The following information comes from the College Board's PSAT website:

Why Take the PSAT/NMSQT?

The PSAT/NMSQT is practice for the SAT. Its sections and questions follow the same format. As with the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT takers have a chance to opt in to the Student Search Service® and receive communications directly from colleges. What makes the PSAT/NMSQT unique from the rest of the tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments is that it’s the qualifying test for the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Top performering students on the PSAT/NMSQT can qualify for scholarships and recognition from this prestigious award program.

All 11th, 10th, and 9th grade students are eligible to take this exam -- although only 11th grade scores will be considered for the National Merit Scholarship.
To register, please visit South's Total Registration page linked here. Registration closes at 11:59pm Friday, September 15. There is a $25 testing fee that can be waived for families that qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program.
Questions? Please follow up with testing coordinator Fred Cheng at 612-668-4355 or

ACT Exam 

We will be offering the ACT Test for free in spring of 2024. Check this spot for additional information later in the school year.
Students planning on attending a 2-year college typically take the Accuplacer, not the ACT, to determine course level placement. Students may take the ACT as an alternate to qualify for college level course work.
Students who indicate that they plan to take the exam will formally register via the ACT website at a later time once we receive next steps from the district.
In the mean time, students must fill out the Google Form HERE to indicate whether or not they plan to take the ACT next spring.
If students have questions about whether or not they should take the exam, have them speak to their school counselor.


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