After finishing a busy school year, high school students get some much anticipated vacation time to relax during the summer break. Although summer has traditionally been a time for vacationing, relaxing, and pursuing hobbies, many students also maintain  active through employment, summer assignments, classes, tutoring, or test preparation.

For students taking the SAT in the upcoming school year, the timing of summer could not be a better time to prepare. The SAT test is often taken in the Spring of Junior Year, with the preliminary PSAT test taken in the Fall preceding it.

Fall 2015 marks the release of the redesigned PSAT test (rPSAT), which has been modified in content and structure to reflect the upcoming 2016 redesigned SAT (rSAT). Although this PSAT test date occurs in October, the test preparation period begins now.

In anticipation of these updates, Socrato has released a new eBook to serve as a head start introduction and comprehensive overview of the rPSAT. Our guide covers everything you need to know about the PSAT content changes, the relationship between the PSAT and SAT, the timeline when the test is taken, study resources, and the National Merit Scholarship Program PSAT Junior test takers are eligible to enter.

Exploring the Redesigned PSAT is now freely available at


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