High schoolers offered free PSAT and SAT test in October

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is offering the PSAT 9, PSAT 10, and SAT tests free of charge to all high school students this fall.

These tests are not required, and the results will not have an impact on any instructional decisions for your child.  The tests are being offered so that students can have multiple opportunities to take these exams.  Seniors will have an opportunity to retake the SAT test if they would like to try to get a higher score for their college admissions. 

These exams will be administered in person at the students’ high schools during the school day at the end of October.  High schools will send students the exact times of the test once they have determined how many students have registered for the exam.   

We would like to encourage your child to take these exams. When students receive their scores they can link them to Khan Academy to get personalized SAT practice.  This has been shown to increase student’s SAT scores.  Details can be found at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/khan-academy.  

Juniors that take the PSAT/NMSQT test can qualify for scholarships and other recognition programs.  More information can be found at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scholarships-and-recognition/recognition-programs

Students can register for the exam here.  The form will require students to validate their Dearborn Schools student email address.

Students must register by Sept. 10 at 3 p.m.

If you have any questions about the exams please contact your school’s counselor.