• Attention 11th Graders

    Willis High School will be giving the PSAT/NMSQT on Tuesday Oct. 25, 2022 to 11th graders.

    9th and 10th graders wanting to participate in PSAT must register with Ms. Osborn the Campus Testing Coordinator in B104. Registration form and payment of $18.00 is due in full on September 2, 2022.
    Students that receive special services and want testing accommodations must file an SSD request by August 23.  

    ***Please note that College Board accommodations are not the same as STAAR testing accommodations.*****

    If you have questions, please contact Ms. Osborn at sosborn@willisisd.org.

  • Participation in the PSAT/NMSQT® is an important step in preparing for college.

    Taking the PSAT/NMSQT® can encourage a student to start thinking seriously about life after high school, about college and career goals, and about the education needed to reach those goals. The PSAT/NMSQT® is designed to mirror the SAT®.

    Students can prepare for this exam by reviewing the information in the PSAT/NMSQT® Student Guide that will
    be sent home with students prior to testing. There is additional practice available online.

    By taking the PSAT/NMSQT® students gain the following advantages:

    • It measures the reading, math, and writing skills needed for college and career planning.
    • After the test,students will retrieve their online score report that will highlight opportunities to strengthen academic skills.
    • Students can use the score report to show strengths and weaknesses pertaining to college readiness.Prepares students for taking the SAT.
    • The Student Search Service® gives PSAT/NMSQT® test takers the option to voluntarily place their names and addresses in a pool of college-bound students interested in receiving admission and financial aid
      information from certified colleges, universities and scholarship agencies.
    • Juniors who score well may qualify for National Merit Recognition and Scholarships.
    • It provides valuable information to parents and students on student potential for advanced academics in high school.

    Willis ISD provides all students with academic opportunities needed to prepare them for college and beyond.

    The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy® to provide free SAT online practice. The customized test preparation will offer skill-based videos and practice SAT questions to support students who have taken the PSAT/NMSQT®. When students get their score report, they can link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to get free personalized learning plans based on test performance.

    What Should Students Bring on Test Day?

    • No. 2 pencil
    • Approved calculator (4-function, scientific, or graphing calculator—students may not share calculators)
    • Current and valid school/government issued ID
    • Email address/mobile number (optional)

    Score Reports will only be available electronically to students. PSAT/NMSQT® test takers will receive a unique access code to gain access to an online score reporting portal. Students will gain access to all the college and career exploration programs available on College Board.