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PSAT 8/9 in DoDEA

PSAT 8/9 Program

The PSAT 8/9 helps students to be on target for college readiness in middle and high school so they can focus on skill development in high school. The PSAT 8/9 is the first assessment in the College Board’s SAT Suite of Assessments that assesses the same skills and knowledge at grade-appropriate levels to determine what students need to work on in order to prepare for college and careers. The test works together with the PSAT/NMSQT to give consistent feedback for measuring student progress over time.

DoDEA is administering the ‘Digital’ PSAT 8/9 to DoDEA students who are in DoDEA U.S. schools and the Paper-based PSAT 8/9 is administered to students in DoDEA Europe, Pacific, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. All students taking the Digital PSAT 8/9 at a DoDEA U.S. school must test digitally, except for students who require paper testing as an accommodation.

Student Participation

DoDEA students in eighth and ninth grade participate in the Digital PSAT 8/9 in U.S. DoDEA Americas schools and DoDEA Europe, Pacific, Guam, Puerto Rico and Cuba will participate in the Paper-based PSAT 8/9. The PSAT 8/9, which is the entry point into College Board assessments, has grade-appropriate content for eighth and ninth grader students and establishes a baseline measurement of students’ college and career readiness as they enter high school.

PSAT 8/9 Student Results

PSAT 8/9 score reports include student performance in Reading, Language and Writing, and Mathematics. The scale score ranges for the test is 240 to 1440 and the scale scores are reported for Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. Parents and students may use the student’s College Board account to access the robust online reporting portal that includes scores from all tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments. To learn more about the score results reports and see a sample PSAT 8/9 score report click on the following link: Understanding PSAT 8/9 Scores

Resources for Teachers, Parents and Students Test

PSAT resources provides additional information relating to the Digital and the Paper-based PSAT 8/9. 

Practice for the Digital and Paper-based PSAT 8/9 Test

College Board provides students with opportunities on how to prepare for the test. Students will be able to see what is included in the test for reading, writing and language, and math. Click on the following links for the Digital and Paper-based PSAT 8/9 practice tests:

Contact Information

Please contact your child’s school principal for the PSAT 8/9 testing dates. For additional information about the Digital PSAT 8/9 and Paper-based PSAT 8/9 tests, visit the College Board’s Web site.

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