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PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and Cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).  This test is used as a practice exam and is designed to prepare students considering college for the SAT.  The PSAT/NMSQT measures Reading, Writing, Language, and Mathematics skills which are important for college success.  The test provides students with an idea of what score they can expect to get on the SAT

and helps determine areas of academic strengths.


Juniors who sit for the PSAT are entered into scholarship competitions administered by the National Merit Scholarship Program and additional scholarship providers. 


Each October the PSAT/NMSQT is administered during the school day at Kiski Area to ALL Juniors and to any Sophomore interested in taking the exam.  

 

SAT

The SAT is a college admission exam measuring Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. It is recommended that you take this test before the end of your junior year. An optional essay exam is available. 


Please see the SAT Test Dates and Deadlines and pay close attention to registration deadlines. If a registration deadline is missed, there is a late registration fee added on to the cost of the test.


***For the 2020-21 school year, Kiski Area will ONLY be administering the SAT during the School Day.  The date is TBD***


Register for an upcoming SAT

The Kiski Area High School CEEB code is 392207


SAT Registration Quick Guide and Test Day Checklist


SAT ID Requirements  

**If you need a Kiski school ID, please see Mrs. Williams, the guidance secretary


SAT Calculator Policy  

Please check to make sure your calculator is on the approved list



After the Test

How to Send SAT Scores | College Board

Interpreting SAT Scores

 

ACT 

The American College Test (ACT) is a college admission exam measuring English, Reading, Mathematics and Scientific Reasoning. It is recommended that you take this test before the end of your junior year. An optional writing portion is available. 


Please view  the ACT Dates and Deadlines and pay close attention to registration deadlines. If a registration deadline is missed, there is a late registration fee added on to the cost of the test.


***Kiski Area does not administer the ACT.***


Registration - The ACT Test


ACT Scores - The ACT Test



 

Test Prep

Free SAT Testing Prep

College Board Practice SAT

Khan Academy SAT Practice

SAT Prep : Practice tests and information for students taking the SAT


Free ACT Testing Prep

 ACT Academy


Classroom and Online Testing/ Tutoring Programs


HuntingtonTest Prep Programs | Online & In-Person

Kaplan

Penn State New Kensington: SAT Prep


* The above mentioned companies are programs in the area.  

The list is not comprehensive, recommended, required or affiliated with Kiski Area.


Not sure which test to take?  Check these resources out:


SAT vs. ACT 

SAT vs. ACT Parent Handout 



 

ASVAB

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is a Career Exploration Program that includes eight individual tests covering verbal and math skills, mechanical knowledge, electronics and several other areas.  It produces three Career Exploration Scores for verbal skills, math skills, and science and technical skills.  These scores serve as one piece of information about your child that can aid in the exploration of a wide variety of career options.  The ASVAB is offered at no cost and no military obligation to high school students. The ASVAB is administered to ALL SOPHOMORES during the school day in the Spring.