CACC
ACT Educational Planning and Assessment System

PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 NMSQT and the REdesigned SAT

SAT Suite of Assessmemts

The SAT Suite of Assessments consists of three tests, the PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 NMSQT and the SAT. All three assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and use the same scoring structure.

Helps Student Build Skills Over Time

The SAT Suite provides consistent feedback across assessments to help students stay on course and supports teachers as they adjust their instruction for students who are either ahead or behind.     

Prepares Students with Free Practive on Khan Academy

Students who take any test in the SAT Suite of Assessments have access to video lessons and will receive personalized SAT study resources based on their test results.  Their Khan Academy practice experience is tailored to meet individual students needs. Learn more about Khan Academy by visiting www.khanacademy.org.

Assessment Brief: PSAT 8/9 

 The PSAT 8/9 is a test that will help students and their teachers determine what a student needs to work on most so that they are ready for college when they graduate from high school. It tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 - in a way that makes sense for their grade level.

Beginning in the Fall of 2015, students across the country will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 8/9. Offered in windwos in the fall  and spring, this assessment for 8th and 9th grade students replaces ReadiStep as an important part of the College Board Assessment system. The PSAT 8/9 suports college readiness and success with a clear focus on the skills and knowledge that matter most. The PSAT 8/9 will provide educators with an opportunity to:

  •  Set a baseline for student readiness
  • Measure and monitor student performance
  • Pinpoint areas of improvement
  • Prepare students for the PSAT 10/NMSQT and SAT

For more information about the PSAT 8/9 assessment, visit: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9

 Assessment Brief: PSAT10 NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 are the same test, offered at different times of the year. They have students benefits in common:

  • They are both great practice for the SAT because they test the same skills and knowledge as the SAT - in a way that makes sense for the student's grade level. 
  • They both provide score reports students can use to personalize their Khan Academy SAT practice.
  • These score reports also list which AP courses students might want to consider.

Beginning in October 2015, students across the country will have the oppotunity to take the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT, and in Spring 2016, the PSAT 10. The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 10 support colelge readiness and success, with a clear focus on the skills and knowledge that matter most. The assessment serves as a "check-in" on progress, allowing students and teachers to pinpoint areas for focus practice as students progress through high school. The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 will provide educators with a mid-point check on student readiness measured by:

  •  Measuring and monitoring student performance
  • Identifying areas of improvement
  • Helping students prepare fro the redesigned SAT

Powerpoint DocumentMarch 9, 2016 Redesigned PSAT/SAT - What Parents Need to Know Presentation.