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 AIR 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 AIR 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.
AIR's flexible 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 Week of|
|Nov 4, 2019||Sep 30, 2019||Oct 7, 2019|
|Nov 11, 2019||Oct 7, 2019||Oct 14, 2019|
|Nov 18, 2019||Oct 15, 2019||Oct 21, 2019|
|Nov 25, 2019||Oct 21, 2019||Oct 28, 2019|
|Dec 2, 2019||Oct 28, 2019||Nov 4, 2019|
|Dec 9, 2019||Nov 4, 2019||Nov 11, 2019|
|Jan 13, 2020||Dec 9, 2019||Dec 16, 2019|
|Jan 20, 2020||Dec 9, 2019||Dec 16, 2019|
|Orders can't be placed for these dates: January 27–February 21, 2020.|
|Feb 24, 2020||Jan 21, 2020||Feb 3, 2020|
|Mar 2, 2020||Jan 21, 2020||Feb 3, 2020|
|Mar 9, 2020||Jan 21, 2020||Feb 10, 2020|
|Mar 16, 2020||Jan 21, 2020||Feb 10, 2020|
|Mar 23, 2020||Jan 21, 2020||Feb 17, 2020|
|Apr 13, 2020||Feb 28, 2020||Mar 2, 2020|
|Apr 20, 2020||Feb 28, 2020||Mar 2, 2020|
|Apr 27, 2020||Feb 28, 2020||Mar 2, 2020|