The PSAT 8/9 is a newer assessment in the SAT suite, designed for 8th and 9th graders to prepare them for the PSAT 10 (used to identify National Merit Scholars), NMSQT, and SAT. PSAT 8/9 is a two-and-a-half-hour long test, with sections in reading, writing and language, and mathematics. Some private schools use PSAT 8/9 score as admission qualification purpose.
Understand that the PSAT 8/9 is not just practice for the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT. It can also provide insight into students’ overall readiness for high school curriculum.
The test results can be used as a road map that highlights which areas students will need to work on most intensively and can suggest whether students are prepared for certain AP classes. This is just one of several compelling reasons to take the PSAT 8/9 seriously.
We've developed an unique and effective SAT Boot Camp program that helps our students significantly improve their Math, Writing, and Critical Reading skills. These skills not only help them improve their PSAT scores but also help them prepare for high school.
Students will receive a score report after taking assessment test with a unique code giving them access to a robust online score report that will grow to include every test they will be taken in the redesigned SAT Suite of Assessments. The online experience is designed to help students understand their scores better and use the feedback to build new skills by providing a detailed breakdown of their performance.
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Reading: Argument passage, command of evidence questions, words in context questions, information and ideas questions, infographics questions, paired passage.
Writing: Verb tenses, sentence structure conventions, precision, syntax, style, and tone, improving word choice, sentence sequencing, paragraph sequencing, choosing relevant ideas, main ideas, editing infographics passages.
Math: Numbers and operations, factors and multiples, word problems, ratio, rate, variation, percentages, unit conversions, scatter-plots, graphs & tables, growth and decay, statistics, population and samples, counting, probability, linear equation, linear inequalities, absolute values, polynomial, functions and transformations, radical and exponents.