• CogAT and PSAT Testing Information - Spring 2021


    Remote Students

    PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 for REMOTE ONLY students offered Monday, March 22nd.  The deadline to register for Monday's remote testing has ended.  Please contact Jennifer.mcconaughy@pisd.edu if you need more information.

    Face-to-Face Students

    • PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 for Cohort A students – Tuesday, March 23 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm during school, classes resume after testing.
    • PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 for Cohort B students – Wednesday, March 24 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm during school, classes resume after testing.

    All students should bring water, pencils, and calculators to complete testing.  Calculators are encouraged, but not required.

    PSAT 9 Information:

    The PSAT 8/9 is highly relevant to your future success and focuses on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures:

    • What you learn in school
    • What you need to succeed in college

    How to Get Ready

    You don’t have to discover secret tricks or cram the night before.

    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

    In short, take charge of your education and learn as much as you can.

    For practice test questions: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/inside-the-test

    PSAT 10 Information:

    The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 are the same test, offered at different times of year. They have these benefits in common:

    • They are both great practice for the SAT because they test the same skills and knowledge as the SAT—in a way that makes sense for your grade level.
    • They both provide score reports you can use to personalize your Khan Academy® SAT practice.
    • These score reports also list which AP courses you should check out.

    Facts and Features


    PSAT 10

    Who takes the test?

    10th- and 11th-graders


    Where do students take it?

    At school

    At school

    When do students take it?

    Fall (view PSAT/NMSQT calendar)

    Spring (view PSAT 10 calendar).

    Does the National Merit® Scholarship Program use scores to find eligible students?



    Does the test connect students to other scholarships?