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PSAT 8/9 Testing: Tuesday, March 6th (8th Graders Only)

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Bryant eighth graders will be taking the PSAT 8/9.  Designed

for eighth and ninth graders, the PSAT 8/9 will reflect the knowledge and skill areas tested by

the redesigned SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT, and the PSAT 10.  On the redesigned assessments,

students will encounter:


  • Continued emphasis on reasoning alongside a clearer, stronger focus on the knowledge, skills, and understandings most important for college and career readiness and success.
  • Greater emphasis on the meaning of words in a variety of contexts and on how word choice shapes meaning, tone and impact.
  • Focus on math that matters most, including problem solving, data analysis, algebra and advanced mathematical concepts.
  • Rights-only scoring (a point for a correct answer but no deduction for an incorrect answer; blank responses have no impact on scores).


The assessment comprises of three tests and includes 2 hours and 45 minutes of actual testing time, 15 minutes of breaks, and approximately 30 to 35 minutes of administration time.  Students will be tested in the following areas: reading, math, language and writing.

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