As part of the SAT Suite of Assessments, the PSAT 8/9 makes it easier for students to navigate a path through high school, college, and career.
Ordering Opens in Early June
Schools and districts can order tests on our test ordering site in early June. Please check this page for more up-to-date information and look for emails when ordering is open.
When and Where to Get Scores
Scores will be available depending on when schools return answer sheets.
Schools and districts choose a date to offer the PSAT 8/9. Testing is available during:
- September 21, 2020–March 26, 2021*
- April 13–30, 2021
*Orders can't be placed between January 30–February 21, 2021.
Ordering deadlines vary by test date and school location. View all dates.
Before test day, contract districts can use bulk registration to submit information electronically and securely. Users will be able to print pre-identification labels for student answer sheets, saving time on test day. Learn more about bulk registration.
District- and State-Level Data
Use the integrated online reporting portal to analyze district- and state-level test results and use your findings to increase access, identify skill gaps, and improve instruction.
All data points and analysis reports available to schools are also available at the district and state levels. Raw data files can also be downloaded for import into district and state systems.
Districts can also access AP Potential™, which helps districts grow their AP programs by identifying students likely to succeed in AP courses and exams. Scores from the PSAT 8/9 are used to identify ninth graders who might excel in AP courses when they're in 10th grade.
Get more info for school and district leaders, including:
- A consolidated list of key dates and deadlines for PSAT-related assessments
- Best practices on integrating the SAT Suite into your school year
- Resources that support your work with students, parents, and staff
The skills tested on the PSAT 8/9 complement state education standards. Ask your regional representative for state alignment reports. They map scores, including subscores, to standards. Use them to identify the skills your students should focus on as they prepare for state assessments and college.
The Early Participation Program (EPP) is an initiative is designed to increase access to college by engaging younger students in the college-going process. To find out more, contact your regional representative.
Contact the College Board
To learn more about district reports, alignment with state standards, or EPP, contact your regional representative.