Gwinnett’s 8th graders have an early opportunity to set their course for college and careers. GCPS students in 8th grade will take the PSAT 8/9 on Oct. 26 at no cost. The PSAT 8/9 is a test that helps determine what students need to work on most so that they are ready for college when they graduate from high school, and offers a preview of assessments they may choose to take in high school. It’s part of the College Board family of assessments that includes the SAT college-admission assessment and the PSAT NMSQT, a preview of the SAT. The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT and PSAT NMSQT, but in a way that makes sense for 8th graders. It takes the place of the Iowa Assessments for Gwinnett 8th graders. Learn more about the PSAT 8/9 on the College Board website.