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DPIE to Provide PSAT/NMSQT Testing for all DUSD Students in Grades 9-11


During the September 24, 2019 Board meeting, Dublin Partners in Education (DPIE) generously agreed to fund Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Testing (PSAT/NMSQT) for all Dublin Unified School District students in grades 9-11. DPIE President, Sobia Qureshi, and Funding & Programs Coordinator, Michael Utsumi, presented the district with a check for $30,000 to cover the cost of testing. This is the third year DPIE has covered the cost of PSAT/NMSQT testing for the district's students.

Providing the test to all students allows high school administrators and counselors to identify individual students who demonstrate the potential to be successful in Advanced Placement (AP) classes and who may not already be taking advantage of that opportunity to highlight their skills and potentially earn college credit at a minimal cost.

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a standardized test administered by the College Board and co-sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the United States. Approximately 3.5 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT each year.

DPIE is a nonprofit 501c3 whose mission is to foster mutually beneficial business, community, and education partnerships in order to maximize resources and enrich learning experiences for all students in the Dublin Unified School District.

The organization's main fundraiser, The Speakeasy Gala, takes place October 5, 2019. For more information, go to