Official PSAT/NMSQT* Test will be administered at MHS on October 16, 2019
To be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Competition, students must take the PSAT as a junior. All MHS juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT on October 16, during hours 1-3. This is an excused absence.
Students who qualify as National Merit Semifinalists are notified during September of their senior year, about one year after taking the PSAT/NMSQT. National Merit Semifinalists are highly sought college recruits. In addition to National Merit Scholarships, many colleges and universities offer their own significant scholarships that can amount to thousands of dollars each year, half-tuition, etc.
Sophomores may also take the PSAT test at Minnetonka High School on October 16 (hours 1-3, excused absence) as a practice test before junior year. (The PSAT test taken during sophomore year is NOT considered for entry in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.)
In spring 2020 (date TBD), tenth-grade students will take the PreACT (no registration necessary). In the weeks following the test, they will receive a detailed score report that will provide guidance for their next steps post-secondary planning.
The following free resources are available:
Method Test Prep, located in Naviance Family Connection NOTE: A student password is required. Sophomore students may access Naviance Family Connection via Single Sign On (SSO)
Add link to online study guide: ACT study guide; available to pick-up in the Counseling Office or online
Note to students with a 504 or IEP: Due to limited space and staffing, we are unable to provide testing accommodations for this practice test.
WIDA is a federally mandated test to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English language proficiency.
WIDA for ELL students
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publishes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an assessment that aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in reading, mathematics, and science. Students are randomly selected by OECD for the PISA test administration.