Why are our students taking the PSAT 8/9 in middle school?
The PSAT 8/9 is the first exam 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.
As an AVID school our mission is to help all students be college and career ready. That means being prepared to take the college entrance exams in high school. This gives students a chance to see where they are at in a low stress, minimal stakes environment.
Last Modified on November 15, 2023