8th grade AVID students recently took the PSAT as part of the college preparation component for the class.
PSAT is a practice test. But the PSAT can, in some cases, be the most important test a high school student will ever take – may even be more important than the SAT itself. The PSAT names the highest achieving students in the nation to qualify as National Merit Semifinalists (who can go on to become Finalists). This test, normally given to high school students, prepares students for college success. Strategies in passing standardized tests not only include know the academic material, but also understanding how to test take within limited time and making educated guesses on the material that is unknown. In completing the PSAT test, students will receive feedback on their strengths and weaknesses on skills for college coursework. It will also help students see how their performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college. Way to go AVID students!