January 9, 2020 (Independence, IA) – The scores are in from the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) test taken recently by 19 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 grade level scores from last year. Sophomores scored 54 points higher (1122 to 1176) and juniors scored six points higher (1160 to 1166).

The sophomores had an average score of 1176 and a top score of 1290. The state average for sophomores is 1069, so ICSD’s sophomores exceeded the state’s average by 107 points. The juniors averaged 1166 and had a top score of 1250. The state average for juniors is 1101, so ICSD’s juniors exceeded the state’s average by 65 points.

Principal Howard notes, “I am proud of all the students who took the PSAT. It showed their work ethic and commitment to do well. I am also pleased with the overall scores. These positive results speak to the students, staff, parents and community.”

For more information on the PSAT/NMSQT test visit their website at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/.