What Students Are Saying
I prefer digital because I can type faster than I can write, and it's much easier to concentrate on a computer.
I loved that I didn't have to erase my mistakes. I could delete them with the click of a button.
My favorite parts were the clock and question overview. They helped me pace myself and feel more in control.
Give Students a Head Start with the PSAT 8/9
The digital PSAT 8/9 is the same test students take on paper, with the same score reports, personalized practice on Khan Academy®, and other benefits. Educators have the same access to student score data on the K–12 reporting portal.
Five Reasons to Choose Digital
Students are comfortable testing on the widely used CAI platform, even if it's their first time taking a digital test. They interact with the test in ways they're familiar with, navigating quickly between questions and flagging some to return to later.
Administrative features reduce stress and save time. Coordinators use the CAI platform to manage rosters, generate test tickets, and configure accommodations. Proctors use it to monitor testing time. There are no test books to store under lock and key and no answer sheets to return.
Students have the support they need to do their best work. They have access to an integrated clock, calculator, highlighter, answer eliminator, zoom, and other tools—and they can practice using them in the Student Digital Test Preview.
The flexible CAI platform makes testing easier and less stressful for students with disabilities. Coordinators can customize font size and color settings, text-to-speech, and timing.
Students take digital tests on a secure browser. The secure browser you install depends on the operating system your students use. Once installed, it prevents students from visiting websites, using unapproved applications or tools, or copying test content.
What Proctors Are Saying
I liked not having to collect papers and deal with serial numbers and sorting. Also, less attention to timing was needed.
Our students are digital natives... Computer-based makes more sense.
We didn't have a lot of space to store the books and answer sheets, so digital testing made that easy.
Most U.S. schools can order the digital PSAT 8/9 on the test ordering website. Ordering deadlines vary by test administration week.
|Week of Test Administration||Ordering Deadline||Materials Delivered By|
|Oct 19, 2020||Sep 21, 2020||Oct 2, 2020|
|Oct 26, 2020||Sep 28, 2020||Oct 9, 2020|
|Nov 2, 2020||Oct 5, 2020||Oct 16, 2020|
|Nov 9, 2020||Oct 13, 2020||Oct 30, 2020|
|Nov 16, 2020||Oct 19, 2020||Oct 30, 2020|
|Nov 23, 2020||Oct 19, 2020||Oct 30, 2020|
|Nov 30, 2020||Nov 2, 2020||Nov 13, 2020|
|Dec 7, 2020||Nov 9, 2020||Nov 20, 2020|
|Jan 11, 2021||Dec 7, 2020||Jan 8, 2021|
|Jan 18, 2021||Dec 7, 2020||Jan 8, 2021|
|Jan 25, 2021||Dec 7, 2020||Jan 8, 2021|
|Orders can't be placed for these dates: February 1–19, 2021.|
|Feb 22, 2021||Jan 29, 2021||Feb 12, 2021|
|Mar 1, 2021||Jan 29, 2021||Feb 12, 2021|
|Mar 8, 2021||Jan 29, 2021||Feb 19, 2021|
|Mar 15, 2021||Jan 29, 2021||Feb 26, 2021|
|Mar 22, 2021||Jan 29, 2021||Mar 5, 2021|
|Apr 13, 2021||Feb 26, 2021||Mar 26, 2021|
|Apr 19, 2021||Feb 26, 2021||Apr 2, 2021|
|Apr 26, 2021||Feb 26, 2021||Apr 9, 2021|