The PSAT you may be used to is coming with some new changes this year.
Last year in the Imperial Valley and in Yuma County, nearly 100,000 students took the PSAT.
Students getting ready to take PSAT this year will be the first group of students to take the new version of the exam — which comes with scoring and format changes.
The exam tests students on their reading, writing, and math skills.
Students take the test take before the actual SAT, which colleges use for admitting prospective students.
The test also allows takers to qualify for scholarships at colleges across the country — something that could be holding students back from going to college.
Both tests – the PSAT and SAT – are undergoing changes regarding scoring, format, and content.
Though the new PSATs are out now with students gearing up to take them on Wednesday, the new SAT’s will be out and ready in March of 2016.
News 11’s Max Tarlton will have a full report on KYMA’s Early and Evening Editions beginning at 5 p.m.