PSAT 8/9

  • Dear Parent or Guardian of 9th Grade Student,

    The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your student will take the Preliminary SAT 8/9 (PSAT 8/9) on October 14th at 7:30AM.

    This test is only offered on-campus in-person with no virtual option. All students will be expected to follow safety and social distancing procedures when scheduled to test on campus. These safety procedures include students wearing face coverings before, during and after testing. Students are also expected to bring their own materials needed for testing.

     

    Student Brought Materials: #2 pencil, scientific or graphing calculator

     

    Students doing digital learning at home are required to come on campus and test.

     

    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. The following are other key benefits of the PSAT 8/9.

    · It helps establish a baseline for students as they enter high school and begin preparing for college and career readiness.

    · It will identify areas where students excel and may want to consider taking higher-level courses, as well as areas they should focus on to improve academically.

    · It provides students with better access to data and personalized study through the online CollegeBoard and Khan Academy resources.

     

    For additional information, including the calculator policy (cell phones are not permitted), practice tests and sample questions regarding this assessment, please refer to the PSAT 8/9 Student Guide on the CollegeBoard website at http://collegeboard.org.

    If you have any questions, please contact 407-933-9900

    Please note that PSAT 8/9 scores are not sent to colleges.

    Thank you,

    Amanda Yontz, Assistant Principal