Annual PSAT testing held in advisory blocks Wednesday


Abbey Hicks

Junior Emma Gorman explains the benefits of the PSAT on Oct. 5, 2018.

Abigail Hicks, Staff Writer

Every October freshmen, sophomores, and juniors take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, known as the PSAT.

Students will take the test in their advisory blocks and must arrive to class by 7:20 a.m.

The PSAT prepares students for the SAT, a test used for college entry and applications.

“It allows students to get a feel for the SAT and further understand what to expect,” said junior Riley Barnes.

Apart from the practice, the PSAT provides students with important information to aid in their search for higher education. Scores will be loaded into students’ academic portfolios, created in advisory during the month of September.

“Perhaps you realize you are not so good in math; you could practice as to strengthen that aspect for the actual SAT,” said Riley.