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Quick Facts

  • checkmark The digital SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 are delivered on the American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) testing platform.
  • checkmark The digital PSAT 8/9 is the first digital test in the SAT Suite offered to all U.S. schools. If your school is under a state or district contract, your state or district decides how you'll administer the test.
  • checkmark The PSAT 8/9 testing windows are the same, whether administered digitally or on paper, but some deadlines differ.
  • checkmark All students taking the digital PSAT 8/9 at your school must test digitally, except for students with accommodations who require paper testing.

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.

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.

Meet the PSAT 8/9.

Five Reasons to Choose Digital

1

Intuitive

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.

2

Streamlined

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.

3

Optimized

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.

4

Accessible

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.

5

Secure

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.

Ordering Deadlines

Most U.S. schools can order the digital PSAT 8/9 on the test ordering website. Ordering deadlines vary by test administration week.