PSAT 8/9

The PSAT 8/9 is a standardized test from the CollegeBoard for 8th and 9th graders. The math section emphasizes problem solving, modeling, using tools strategically, and using algebraic structure. A total of 38 questions, the math section is divided into a calculator and no-calculator sections.

Content

Sub-Category
Domains
Operations & Algebraic Thinking,
Number & Operations in Base Ten,
Number & Operations—Fractions,
Measurement & Data,
Ratios & Proportional Relationships,
The Number System,
Expressions & Equations,
Functions,
Statistics & Probability
Grades
8th Grade,
9th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
2 hrs 25 min total (Math: No Calculator Portion: 25 minutes, 17 questions, Calculator Portion: 45 minutes, 31 questions)
Administration
Paper
Timed
Yes

Access and Use

Price

$17 per test (2019-2020)

Contact

888-477-7728

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Kreisman, D., & Steinberg, M. P. (2019). The effect of increased funding on student achievement: Evidence from Texas's small district adjustment. Journal of Public Economics, 176, 118-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2019.04.003

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Referencing
Criterion-referenced
Psychometric References

College Board. (2017). SAT suite of assessments technical manual: Characteristics of the SAThttps://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/sat-suite-assessments-tec…

National Comparison
Yes
Item Type
Multiple choice
Open response