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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS sophomores took the Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) on Wednesday in their homerooms.
The PSAT can be a great way to prepare for the SAT or American College Testing (ACT) Exam. The PSAT has two sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing.
“The PSAT gives students an opportunity to practice for when they take the true SAT,” said LRHS testing coordinator Jeffrey Simmons.
PSAT results can help give students an idea of what they need to improve on when they take the SAT.
“The PSAT is important because it helps students get an idea of what the SAT will be like,” said assistant principal Valencia Lowen.
The PSAT does not count towards college admissions applications, but it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. If students receive a high enough score, they could win scholarship money.
“I chose to take the PSAT in order to have a chance at the National Merit Scholarship, as well as to prepare for the SAT at the same time,” said sophomore Sofia Palonen. “Taking the PSAT will be my first step to a successful future.”