Program Testing

DeSoto ISD offers a variety of assessment programs through several departments. Please refer to the links below for more information regarding these programs. Gifted and Talented Some assessment results are required for students who might be eligible for gifted and talented instruction.
PSAT/NMSQT and Other College Readiness Assessments The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) is now digital and is part of the SAT® Suite of Assessments and is typically taken by students in grades 10 and 11.
The test is administered in mid-October of every school year.  PSAT/NMSQT® provides first-hand practice in critical reasoning, math problem-solving and writing skills which are found on the SAT reasoning test. The PSAT also serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) which qualifies students for an array of scholarship programs. Any home-schooled student who resides in the DeSoto Independent School District may participate in the PSAT/NMSQT and/or any college advanced placement test offered by the district. Proof of residence is required.  Home-schooled student registration must be done prior to the College Board deadline for U.S. schools to increase PSAT/NMSQT test orders. More information can be found on the College Board website.
Request to participate in PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 8/9, SAT, or Advanced Placement tests for a student who is NOT enrolled in DeSoto ISD.