The PSAT 8/9 is the first exam in the College Board's "SAT Suite of Assessments" offered to eighth and ninth graders. The purpose of the PSAT 8/9 is to establish a starting point in terms of college and career readiness as students transition to high school. Magnolia offers the PSAT 8/9 to all of our 8th grade students in the winter (fee of charge). Click here to take an at-home practice test.
SAT - Scholastic Aptitude Test
The SAT is a college entrance exam that high school students must take to get accepted into college. The test has three parts: reading, writing, and mathematics. In addition, there are also SAT subjects tests that test your knowledge in specific subjects, i.e., language arts, math, science, history, and foreign languages.
ACT - Americal College Testing
The ACT is a college entrance exam that high school students take to get accepted into college. The test has four sections; English, mathematics, reading, and science. There is also an ACT writing test. Most students in California take the SAT, not the ACT. Check out the ACT Prep Guide for more information!