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PSAT (April)

Assessment Name(s)
  • PSAT 8/9
  • PSAT 10
 
Vendor/Overseen by
  • College Board
  • Illinois State Board of Education
 
Testing Date(s) for 2019-2020 School Year
  • April 14, 2020
  • April 28, 2020 (makeup test)
 
Students Testing
  • 9th grade students - PSAT 8/9
  • 10th grade students - PSAT 10
 
Purpose and Description
  • Used as a standards-based assessment of student ELA and math learning
  • Mandated by ISBE (used for accountability and evaluation of district/school)
  • PSAT 8/9 is a practice version of the SAT intended for 8th and 9th grade students
  • PSAT 10 is a practice version of the SAT intended for 10th grade students
  • Administered as paper-pencil test with some technological accommodations for specific students
 
Estimated Time
  • 2.5-3 hours standard time
 
Interpreting Scores
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section Score
  8th grade PSAT 8/9 9th grade PSAT 8/9  10th grade PSAT 10 11th grade PSAT 10 11th grade SAT
meets or exceeds 390-720 410-720 430-760 460-760 480-800
<1 grade level below 370-380 390-400 410-420 430-450 460-470
>1 grade level below 120-360 120-380 160-400 160-420 200-450
 
Math Section Score
  8th grade PSAT 8/9 9th grade PSAT 8/9 10th grade PSAT 10 11th grade PSAT 10 11th grade SAT
meets or exceeds 430-720 450-720 480-760 510-760 530-800
<1 grade level below 410-420 430-440 450-470 480-500 500-520
>1 grade level below 120-400 120-420 160-440 160-470 200-500
 
 
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