PSD to Administer PSAT™
PSD to Administer PSAT™ to 9th Graders
Posted on 09/19/2016
PSD to Administer PSAT™

Puyallup School District has entered into an agreement with the CollegeBoard to administer the PSAT™ 8/9 to all 9th grade students on October 19th, 2016.  50 students from each building will be randomly chosen to take a piloted digital version of the test, while the remaining 9th grade class will take a paper and pencil version.  For more information about the CollegeBoard or resource library and practice applications please visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/prepare-psat-8-9.pdf

What is the PSAT? PSAT 8/9

The PSAT 8/9 is a test that will help you and your teachers figure out what you need to work on most so that you’re ready for college when you 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 your grade level.

Benefits

The PSAT 8/9 establishes a baseline measurement of your college and career readiness as you enter high school. It also gives you a chance to preview the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 and connect to AP courses.

Inside the Test

The PSAT 8/9 is highly relevant to your future success and focuses on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures:

  • What you learn in school
  • What you need to succeed in college

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.