PSAT 8/9: The PSAT 8/9 measures what you're learning in school and helps determine if you're on track for high school and beyond. It also helps you:
Build Confidence: By taking the PSAT 8/9, you’re also practicing for the PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT, and the SAT—giving you the confidence of knowing what to expect.
Choose High School Courses: Your score report will show you which subjects you're good at—and which ones you may need to focus on more. Plus, you'll see if you're ready for college-level AP courses in high school.
Explore Your Future Career: Connect your PSAT 8/9 results to Career Finder, a tool that helps you discover careers based on your interests.
How to Prepare for the PSAT 8/9
The same habits and choices that lead to success in school will help you get ready for the PSAT 8/9 and other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments. The best way to prepare is to:
Take challenging courses
Do your homework
Prepare for tests and quizzes
Ask and answer lots of questions
Take charge of your education and learn as much as you can.
See What It's Like
Find out what kinds of questions you’ll see on the PSAT 8/9 and what the test will measure.
SAT: All 11th grade students will take the SAT in the Spring of their junior year as part of state testing requirements. There is no need to sign up for this test, since it is provided by Clarkston High School and is given during school hours.
ACT: It is recommended for juniors to take both the ACT and the SAT. The tests are very different and students may score better on one vs. the other. Both tests are accepted by colleges for admission purposes.
ASVAB: The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test was originally designed to predict future academic and occupational success in military occupations. The ASVAB now incorporates a career exploration and planning program that uses your ASVAB results to help explore the world of work. The ASVAB test is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.
Advanced Placement (AP) tests are offered to students who take advanced (AP) classes. These tests offer students the opportunity to take college-level courses and exams. These courses allow students to potentially earn college credit, fulfill prerequisites for the first year in college, and give themselves an edge in the college admissions process.
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College Board: The College Board is the official site of PSAT, SAT, and AP testing and offers free practice tests, tips, and video tutorials
Khan Academy: This free service has partnered with College Board to provide exclusive access to preparation materials for the re-designed SAT tests. Through Khan Academy you can upload your PSAT or SAT results, or take diagnostic testing, to develop a personalized road map for SAT test preparation.
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