PSAT Information


The PSAT/NMSQT test will be given at Mountain Valley High School on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8 am to 12:30 pm.

  • This is a practice SAT test that helps you prepare for four year colleges that require testing results for admission.
  • The test measures critical reading, math reasoning, and writing skills.
  • You may have taken it once already but a second practice will help you.
  • Juniors only are eligible to qualify for scholarship programs through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation based on your test results.
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to take the test under standard conditions unless they have prior approval form the College Board.
  • The best preparation is to review the Student Guide and try the practice test. You will receive the guide after you register.
  • Understanding how the test is structured is an important part of being successful. Review the guide and/or website www.collegeboard.org/psat
  • Remember, this is PRACTICE! Your scores are only reported to you and your guidance counselor.


All grade 9 students will take the PSAT 8/9 test at Mountain Valley High School on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8 am to 12:00 pm.

SAT Information

Most colleges require standardized testing as a part of its admissions process. The required standardized tests are different for each college and may include any combination of SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject, ACT, or AP tests.

Because the State of Maine requires all juniors to take the SAT in the spring, it has also provided FREE online practice material. This is an exclusive source of official practice tests built from the College Board's SAT test specifications. The program also provides official SAT practice questions and essay prompts. Students gain confidence by practicing on the same types of questions they will see on test day (www.collegeboard.org). To access this free website, students can see their guidance counselor.

What is the difference between the SAT and ACT?

The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. The SAT has 4 components: Evidence Based Reading, Writing, Mathematics with a calculator and Mathematics without a calculator and an Essay (optional).

The ACT (American College Test) is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The ACT has 4 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an Essay (optional).

SAT Information

SAT registration go to www.collegeboard.org

SAT Test Dates

  • August 25, 2018 at MVHS
  • October 6, 2018 at MVHS
  • November 3, 2018
  • December 1, 2018 at MVHS
  • March 9, 2019
  • May 4, 2019 at MVHS
  • June 1, 2019