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Congratulations to CHS junior Norm Qi (February, 2006)

Centennial High School Junior An "Norm" Qi scored a perfect score of 2400 on the Preliminary SAT®/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which is a co-sponsored program by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test™. It also gives students a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.

The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

critical reading skills
math problem-solving skills
writing skills
Students have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require students to recall specific facts from your classes.

The most common reasons for students to take the PSAT/NMSQT are:

to receive feedback on strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. They can then focus their preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
to see how their performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
to enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11).
to help prepare for the SAT. They can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions they will see on the SAT.