PSAT and SAT
Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT)
The PSAT is designed to measure the reading, writing, and math skills important for college and career readiness and success. The PSAT shows students their academic strengths and weaknesses, provides indicators of student readiness for AP coursework, and connect students with access to scholarship opportunities. Since the SAT is used for admission by colleges and universities, taking the PSAT is a key step for students preparing to go to college.
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
The SAT is an assessment that students take in the eleventh grade to help them understand their academic progress and preparedness for college and career. The SAT is accepted for admission and placement in all public colleges and universities in the state, and also links students to important scholarship opportunities from universities or other organizations. The SAT was newly-redesigned in 2016 and features more opportunities to evaluate students’ critical reasoning and thinking skills.
DPS has partnered with Khan Academy and College Board to provide free resources for students taking the PSAT 10 and the SAT. Students can link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to get personalized practice results. Free college planning information is also available on the College Board’s Big Future website.
- Creating a College Board Account – students
- 4 Steps to Prepare for the SAT
- Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)