PSAT 8/9

PSAT 8/9

  • All eighth grade students enrolled in a Humble ISD school will be taking the PSAT 8/9 test on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. 

     

    What is the PSAT 8/9 Test?

     

    The PSAT 8/9 is the first in the College Board’s “SAT Suite of Assessments” and is offered to eighth and ninth graders. The purpose of the PSAT 8/9 is to establish a starting point in terms of college and career readiness as students transition to high school. It’s a way for students to practice for the PSAT 10, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the SAT.  The test is multiple choice and is timed. The test will be administered on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

    The PSAT 8/9, like the PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT and SAT, has three testing areas: Reading (55 minutes), Writing and Language (30 Minutes), and Math (No calculator section= 20 minutes and Calculator Section= 40 minutes, 60 minutes Total). WMS will provide calculators for students on test day.  Each test assesses the academic skills that students have developed over the years, primarily through their course work.  These skills are considered essential for success in high school and college and career.

    The links below provides more information about the PSAT 8/9 test.

    Prepare fot he PSAT 8/9

    https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/inside-the-test 

    What are the benefits of the PSAT 8/9?

    The exam will assist middle school students with high school and college preparation and academic success. The exam will measure what a student knows and match necessary skills he/she needs to succeed in college.  Results will reveal the student’s excelling points and skills that need improvement.

     

    How the PSAT is scored.

    The Reading and Writing subject areas are combined for an Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section score. Math has its own separate section score.  

    Rights-Only Scoring: 

      • 1 point for each correct answer 0 points deducted for each incorrect

    Math Grid-ins 

      • You can enter answers as (reduced) fractions or decimals If rounding a decimal, make sure to use every box 

    Scale 

      • 160 – 760 for each test section 320 – 1520 for the total score 

     

    Accommodations available for STAAR State Testing differ from those available for PSAT 8/9, which is a College Board Assessment that identifies College Readiness.

     

    Students can create a FREE Khan Academy account for PSAT/SAT test prep at www.KhanAcademy.org.  Learn more at www.humbleisd.net/AdvancedAcademics.

    Any further questions may be directed to Mrs. Campbell, 281-641-5215 or lisa.campbell@humbleisd.net