Why Offer the PSAT 8/9?

Get a College Readiness Baseline

Having a benchmark while a student is in 8th or 9th grade helps determine where their strengths and needs are.

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Track Your Students' Progress

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

Your Students Have the Power to Succeed

Encourage your students to do their best on test day and provide them with the tools they need to succeed on other assessments.

Build Confidence

By taking the PSAT 8/9, students are also practicing for the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and the SAT—giving them the confidence of knowing what to expect.

See Skills and Strengths

Your students' score reports will show which subjects they're good at—and which ones they may need to focus on more. Plus, you'll see if they're ready for college-level AP courses in high school.

Prepare with Practice

Encourage your students to use the same habits and choices that lead to success in school to help them prepare for the PSAT 8/9 and other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments.

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Opens AP Opportunities

Students who succeed in AP courses are more likely to succeed in college, and they can save money through placement and credit-granting policies.