SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 62
April 11, 1997
|FROM:||Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test Participation (PSAT/NMSQT)|
The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is designed to enhance students' eligibility to receive funds from the National Merit Scholarship Program. In an effort to improve scholarship opportunities for Virginia's college-bound students, I am asking school divisions to encourage students, especially those in grades 10 and 11, to take the PSAT/NMSQT. To aid in preparing students for the PSAT/NMSQT, the College Board has provided the attached Test Skills book. Please share it with appropriate staff members. For additional information you may contact Ms. Paula Potter at the College Board at (404) 636-9465, Extension 224, or Dr. James E. Laws, Jr., at the Department of Education at (804) 225-2924. RTL/mfm Enclosure: A hard copy of this memo and its enclosure will be sent to the superintendent's office.