Meet the PSAT 8/9

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The PSAT 8/9 helps students determine what they need to work on most so that they’re ready for college when they graduate from high school—and it supports educators as they guide the way.

A Head Start

The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10—in a way that makes sense for eighth and ninth graders. It measures what they’re already learning, shows them whether they’re on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. That means students have time to tackle these areas long before they take the SAT.

Personalized Practice

Students over 13 can share their scores with Khan Academy® to create a personalized practice experience. It's the best way to prepare for other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments, and it's free.

Additional Benefits

  • Multiple testing dates that allow flexible scheduling
  • A robust score portal where you can run reports, look for trends, and get files to import into your student information system
  • Access to AP Potential™, a tool that identifies ninth graders who might succeed in AP courses when they're in 10th grade
  • Access to Roadtrip Nation's career roadmaps, which help students see where their interests can take them

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