Dominican Student Sydney Raymond Posts Perfect PSAT/NMSQT Score

St. Mary’s Dominican High School junior Sydney Raymond of New Orleans has earned a perfect score of 1520 on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). A perfect score is equivalent to a 1600 on the SAT or Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Sydney, the daughter of Drs. Katherine and Sidney Raymond, is an AP Scholar recognized by the College Board for her exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) exam. AP Scholar recognition is given to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.

Students who take the PSAT receive a score ranging from 160 to 760 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and for Math. Their overall PSAT score will range from 320 to 1520 and is calculated by adding their two area scores together.

The PSAT/NMSQT score report will give a student an NMSC Selection Index score, which is used by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as an initial screen of 1.6 million test takers (usually high school juniors) who meet requirements to enter the National Merit® Scholarship Program. The Selection Index score is double the sum of the student’s Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Test scores.