Savanna Adams– Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Hundreds of Mustangs took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (NCR-SAT) on Wednesday in test sites across campus.

The PSAT was taken by all sophomores as well as select freshman and juniors.

The NCR-SAT was taken by seniors who needed the test to graduate.

The tests were administered in the media center, the gymnasium, the dance room, and 25 classrooms.

Officials tested 93.6% of the LRHS sophomore.

LRHS Testing Coordinator Jeffrey Simmons believed the testing went well.

“It went very smooth, I thought. Especially losing a week of prep due to the hurricane,” Simmons said.

There are a few key aspects that made this unorthodox day successful. Simmons continued, “TEAMWORK, TEAMWORK, AND MORE TEAMWORK; with a lot of COMMUNICATION.  It was a ‘WHOLE SCHOOL’ effort.”

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The test was a good opportunity for sophomores to gain experience in taking an assessment like the PSAT.

Juniors also had the chance to earn entry into the National Merit Scholarship Program by achieving a high enough score on these tests.

Simmons said that, through the work of all staff and students, testing was fluid and efficient.