Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test 8/9
Test Date: October 26, 2021
About the PSAT 8/9
The PSAT 8/9 (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test 8/9) is a test given in 8th grade that helps determine what students need to work on most so that they are ready for college when they graduate from high school. It’s part of the College Board family of assessments that includes the SAT college-admission assessment and the PSAT/NMSQT, a preview of the SAT. The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT, but in a way that makes sense for 8th graders. It also gives students a chance to preview the SAT and the PSAT/NMSQT.
The test focuses on skills and knowledge in the areas of Reading, Writing and Language, and Mathematics— what students have been learning in school and what they’ll need to succeed in college.
Each section takes approximately 35 minutes, for a total of about two hours on testing day.