What is the PSAT and SAT?

The PSAT 8/9, PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT are standardized tests administered by the College Board to measure college and career readiness through assessing reading, math, and writing skills.

Students are able to take the PSAT 8/9, PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT at no cost if taken on provided district-wide test days.

Note: We no longer use Clever.

What's your SAT target?

Make it easier to meet your Texas college target by taking SAT scores seriously. Good scores could earn you:

  • 1600: Automatic admission and scholarships up to a full ride
  • 1200: Automatic admission and up to $24,000
  • 1000: Automatic admission and up to $10,000

See Texas scholarship opportunities to get started.

Benefits of the test

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Preparing for the test

Studies show that student performance improves significantly on tests like the SAT with practice. Students can get ready for the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT with Khan Academy and the PSAT Boot Camp. Learn more on the College test prep page.

Students who take tests on our district dates will have the exam paid in full by the district. See below for accommodation deadlines and testing dates:

Test Test Date Accommodation request deadline*
PSAT 8 Oct. 25-29** Sept. 1
PSAT 9 Oct. 26 Sept. 1
PSAT/NMSQT Oct. 26 Aug. 9
Fall SAT***
(grade 12)
Oct. 28 Aug. 9
Spring SAT
(grade 11)
April 13 Feb. 1
AP May 2-13 Dec. 17

*These are the dates that the request must be made to the testing coordinator at the campus.
**Specific dates will be determined by each campus.
***This date is only for current students in grade 12 who did not test in the spring of 2021.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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