December 14, 2016 (Independence, IA) – The scores are in from the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) test taken recently by 37 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 out of the 19 juniors who took the test, 63% scored above the state mean score of 1100. Out of the 18 sophomores who took the test, 72% scored above the state mean score of 1070.
As a district, the ICSD is performing well. The juniors scored 49 points above the district mean score of 1149 and the sophomores scored 52 points above the district mean score of 1122. The highest score that can be achieved on the PSAT is 1500.
Principal Howard notes, “I am very happy with these test results. Our students performed well and the scores overall were quite good.”
For more information on the PSAT/NMSQT test visit their website at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/.