(Independence, IA) – The scores are in from the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) test taken recently by 36 Independence Community School District (ICSD) students. The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States.
Principal Howard is happy to share that both grade levels exceeded the state average score, as well as the state average scores for math and reading/writing.
The sophomores had an average overall score of 1087. The state average for sophomores is 1048, so ICSD’s sophomores exceeded the state’s average by 39 points. In the reading and writing category, sophomores averaged a score of 553, 14 points higher than the state average of 539. In the math category, sophomores scored an average of 533, 24 points higher than the state’s average of 509.
Independence juniors scored an average of 1132 on the PSAT. The state average for juniors is 1089, so ICSD’s juniors exceeded the state’s average by 43 points. In the reading and writing category, juniors averaged a score of 577, 17 points higher than the state average of 560. In the math category, juniors scored an average of 555, 26 points higher than the state’s average of 529.
Principal Howard notes, “I am very proud of all the students who took the PSAT. Despite all the changes and distractions, these students showed tremendous commitment and an outstanding work ethic. As the principal, I am very pleased with the scores, and these positive results are another example of the quality academic environment we have at Independence Jr/Sr High School.”
For more information on the PSAT/NMSQT test visit their website at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/.