The Preliminary SAT 8/9 will be offered to all 9th grade students on March 12, 2019 at the Ambridge Senior High School. The PSAT 8/9 is the first test in the SAT Suite of Assessments. Tightly aligned with SAT and PSAT/NMSQT, it establishes a baseline for college and career readiness. The PSAT 8/9 supports all students with early feedback on the skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career success. The PSAT 8/9 also helps students determine what they need to work on academically in order to prepare for college and career success upon graduation from High School.
Additionally, the PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10—It measures academics and what they are learning, shows them whether they are on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. Students over 13 can share their scores with Khan Academy® to create a personalized practice experience. It’s the best way to prepare for other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments, and the Khan Academy is free. Additionally, the PSAT 8/9 gives each student personalized feedback about his/her academic strengths and weaknesses, thus helping each student to prepare for success in college and careers. Additionally:
Educators will have an early opportunity to:
· Measure and follow student performance
· Ensure students are on target to achieve college and career readiness
· Pinpoint areas for academic development
· Identify students who have the potential to be successful in Advanced Placement courses.
Every student who takes the PSAT 8/9 is given access to multiple online resources that provide FREE personalized SAT preparation, as well as college and career planning tools. These resources include:
· A PSAT 8/9 score report that includes detailed answer explanations.
· A PSAT 8/9 Score that includes future prediction of SAT test achievement and scores to date.
· A personalized study plan when the student links his/her PSAT 8/9 results to the Khan Academy site.
For further information, a parent night was held on January 15, 2019 at Ambridge Senior High School from 6-8 PM: Title I: Understanding the benefits of the ASVAB, PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10. The cost of the test per student is $11.00. Checks, cash or
money orders can be made payable to the Ambridge Area School District and submitted to Mrs. Misencik in the Guidance Office by January 23, 2019. Ms. Benedict, School Counselor,enteredthe 9thgrade classrooms the week of January 7, 2019
to speak with the students and review the benefits of taking the exam. Please direct any questions to the Guidance Office at 724-266-2833, ext. 2377. All sign-ups are due by January 23, 2019.The powerpoint is available here.
We appreciate your support and are excited to be able to offer this assessment as your student continues on his/her journey through High School and beyond. Students, we hope you will put forth your best effort on test day, to allow us to support your unique needs on your journey toward college and career success.