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Colorado PSAT 10


2016-17 Colorado PSAT 10 Test Dates

  • April 11th or April 12th, 2017: District choice for initial test date
  • April 25th or April 26th, 2017: District choice for make-up test date

If Tuesday, April 11th is chosen as the initial test date for PSAT 10, the make-up date will be Tuesday, April 25th. If the district chooses Wednesday, April 12th as the initial test date, the make-up date will be Wednesday, April 26th.

Why the PSAT 10?

The PSAT 10 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT in a way that makes sense for 10th-graders. It builds on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests in literacy and mathematics and the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests in science and social studies. The PSAT 10 also aligns with Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) and with the SAT that students will take in 11th grade.

The PSAT focuses on the knowledge, skills, and understandings that research has identified as most important for college and career readiness and success. In addition to helping sophomores practice for the SAT, it can identify student’s potential for success in advanced course work. It provides more data than ever before about academic strengths and weaknesses as well as access to millions of dollars in scholarships.

Students and Parents

Student Score Reports

PSAT 10 student score reports will be available in two formats. 2016 Paper reports were shipped to schools in June for distribution to students. In addition, if students have created an online College Board account, they will be able to view their PSAT 10 score report online. Students will be able to use the same College Board account for all state and national College Board programs, including registering for a national PSAT or SAT exam, viewing PSAT, SAT, and AP exam scores, and other College Board assessment and college planning activities. Creating a College Board account is optional for students and CDE strongly recommends that students discuss and review the College Board’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy with a parent or guardian prior to creating an account. To create an online College Board account, students will need to complete the steps outlined in this document: Setting Up a Student’s College Board Account (PDF)

Free Student Practice for the SAT through Khan Academy®

The College Board has partnered with online educational provider Khan Academy® to provide free online SAT practice to all students. Creating a College Board and/or Khan Academy account is optional for students. The Colorado Department of Education strongly recommends that students and parents review and discuss the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies of these organizations prior to creating an online account.

By creating a free Khan Academy student account, students are able to take 4 official full-length SAT practice tests, access thousands of practice questions, video lessons, and hints, and receive study and test-taking tips. In addition, students are able to personalize their SAT practice by taking eight diagnostic quizzes, or seeing personalized practice recommendations based on the student’s PSAT 10 results by linking their College Board and Khan Academy accounts.

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