Why Offer the PSAT 8/9?

Help your students get to where they want to go. Establish a baseline for student success in high school, college, and career with the digital PSAT 8/9.

Establish a Baseline for Student Success

Results from the PSAT 8/9 allow you to evaluate each student's college and career readiness and determine which knowledge areas and skills need more work. Having these insights early in high school lets you intervene in time to get more of your students on track for success.

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Track Your Students' Progress

The online score reporting portal gives you helpful information about your students' college and career readiness.

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Broaden Access to AP

Expand access to your AP Program by identifying students who are ready for certain AP courses based on their performance on the PSAT 8/9. Course recommendations may include:

  • AP Art History
  • AP Computer Science Principals
  • AP European History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Seminar
  • AP World History
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Connect Them to Their Future

Based on their scores, students can explore more than 1,000 careers that match their interests, and search for colleges on BigFuture™, a free digital resource.

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New Digital Format

Beginning in fall 2023, the PSAT 8/9 is going digital. The test will be shorter, have more time per question, and come with a built-in calculator which can be used on the entire Math section. The change is good news for educators, too. A shorter test means a shorter test day, and no more packing, sorting, or shipping test materials. Going digital also means more flexibility for where and when the test can be administered.

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PSAT 8/9 Resources

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