PSAT 8/9 Overview and Important Dates

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The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the College Board’s SAT Suite of Assessments. It’s given to eighth and ninth graders and can be administered in the fall or spring. The PSAT 8/9 is designed to set a baseline for students at the beginning of their high school career so educators can measure progress over the following years.

Here are some reasons for schools to give their students the PSAT 8/9:

  • It gives educators an accurate way to predict performance on the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT, and an opportunity to intervene early if necessary.
  • Students can use their PSAT 8/9 scores to get free personalized practice for the SAT.
  • PSAT 8/9 scores give students and their teachers information on whether they’ll likely do well in AP World History and AP European History.