PSAT 8/9 & PSAT/NMSQT
Pinellas County Schools is committed to providing our students with assessments that create opportunity for the student. Students can use their PSAT results to determine their academic goals and course selections; as well as link their PSAT results to a Khan Academy account for free, world-class personalized SAT Prep that is tailored to the skill level they have demonstrated on the PSAT.
Register now for your free online account with the College Board to access your PSAT scores as soon as they become available! This is the same account you will use to access AP Exam and SAT scores, as well as access BigFuture activities.
Annually in the fall, the PSAT 8/9 is administered to all 8th grade students free of charge and the PSAT/NMSQT is administered to all 9th and 10th grade students free of charge. The revised SAT Suite of Assessments is a series of assessments that begins with the PSAT 8/9 and culminates with the SAT that serves as a college entrance exam. These assessments are a valuable tool for students to measure themselves against peers across the country, set goals for specific areas of academic improvement, and determine the most appropriate courses of rigor in which to engage. Other commonly shared reasons for students to sit for these assessments are: to begin to prepare for taking the SAT as a college entrance exam, to connect to colleges, and to gain access to scholarships.
Students in the 11th grade are strongly encouraged but not required to take the PSAT/NMSQT. The 11th grade year is the only year in which the PSAT results can lead to national merit and several other scholarship opportunities. Students who may be eligible for a fee waiver should request the waiver from their counselor in May of their 10th grade year.