Cobb Students Participate in PSAT/NMSQT

Cobb County School District students prepare for college admissions exams.

Cobb County School District students take the PSAT/NMSQT.

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the Cobb County School District gave the PSAT/NMSQT to over 4,500 high school students. The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships each year. The state of Georgia pays for each 10th grader to take the test once and the opportunity to register, pay and take the test is also given to 11th graders.

The College Board is the governing body who determines the dates of the PSAT/NMSQT. The test was given on October 14th to 10th graders but the October 29th administration that was slated for 11th graders had to be cancelled due to inclement weather in Metro Atlanta. PSAT scores from the January administration are expected to be released by mid-March 2021.

Melissa Sisk, Supervisor, Elementary & Middle School Assessment

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