Ordering Is Open
Schools and districts order tests on our ordering site.
Test Schedule Changes
Starting in 2018-19:
- Schools will no longer choose PSAT 8/9 dates from "fall" and "spring" testing periods. Testing still runs from September through April.
- Schools choose test dates from two distinct new periods.
New Roles for Educators
Starting in 2018-19, school staff who administer PSAT-related assessments will have new titles:
- Test supervisors will become "coordinators."
- Supporting staff will become "proctors."
- Staff now known as proctors will become "monitors."
These changes will be reflected in manuals and other testing materials beginning in fall 2018.
Testing Supports for English Language Learners
To make the PSAT 8/9 even more accessible to students, the College Board has worked with educators to provide testing supports for English language learners (ELL).
As of January 1, 2017, ELL students taking the PSAT 8/9 have access to testing instructions in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese. We've also provided a list of approved word-for-word glossaries that students may use on test day.
Coordinators planning for test day should print the translations and provide a copy for each ELL student. Schools may also provide copies of the approved glossaries.
Where to Get Scores
Scores will be available depending on when schools return answer sheets.
2018-19 Test Dates
- September 24, 2018–March 29, 2019*
- April 1–26, 2019
*Orders can't be placed for these dates: January 28–February 22, 2019.
Extra Score Reports and Labels
- You'll receive one free paper score report per student and can print score reports and labels through the score reporting portal.
- You can order an additional set of paper reports for $100 per administration. Printed score labels are also $100.
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Resources for the SAT Suite of Assessments
Download resources for K–12 educators, including a counselor guide, teacher implementation guides, and professional development modules.
Your school will receive test scores electronically. Download sample data files and file layout crosswalks, and get everything you need to implement the data layouts.
Look Up Your School Code
To offer the PSAT 8/9, your school needs an active six-digit College Board school code. Schools that offer the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP have one. If you need a code, call 609-771-7091.