Using Your PSAT/NMSQT® Scores
to Increase College Readiness

How Do I Access My PSAT/NMSQT® Scores and Reports?

  • Review your Online reports
  • Review Your Paper Score Report

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How Do I Access My Online PSAT/NMSQT® Scores and Reports?

    • Log in to an existing College Board account or create a new one at studentscores.collegeboard.org

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How Do I Access My Online PSAT/NMSQT® Scores and Reports? (cont.)

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1. Log in to Your Account

2. Select PSAT/NMSQT Scores

*Or*

3. Use “Missing Scores”
to locate scores

What Will I Learn About My Scores?

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How Do I See My Detailed Scores?

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How Will I Do on the SAT®?

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How Did My Score Measure Against College Readiness Benchmarks?

  • Section, test, and subscores all report scores in performance zones which indicate whether you are on track for success in the first year of college.
  • For section scores
    • Need to Strengthen Skills = below grade-level benchmark by more than one year
    • Approaching Benchmark = below grade-level benchmark by one year or less
    • Meets or exceeds Benchmark = at or above grade-level benchmark

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  • For test scores and subscores,
    • Red, yellow, and green ranges reflect areas of strengths and weaknesses compared to the typical performance of students

What Do My Scores Tell Me?

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How Can I Improve My Academic Skills?

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What Can I Learn From My Answers?

  • Look at my online score report
    • Identify the questions I answered incorrectly
    • Find the correct answer and read the answer explanation
    • Explain why the error was made
    • Ask questions about answer explanations that are not clear

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What Can I Learn From My Answers? (cont.)

  • Look at the types of questions I answered incorrectly and skipped:
    • Identify the level of difficulty. How many questions did I miss at each level?
    • Was I more likely to skip questions associated with any subscore or cross-test score?
    • What inferences can I make about areas for improvement based on the types of questions I missed and skipped?

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What is My AP Potential?

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  • College Board research shows that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree on time than non-AP students.
  • AP Potential uses scores from the PSAT/NMSQT to provide predictions for 21 AP Exams.

Understanding My Paper Score Report

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What Are My Scores?

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What Are My Scores? (cont.)

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What Are My Score Percentiles?

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What Are My Score Ranges?

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What is the National Merit® Scholarship Program?

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What Are My Areas of Strength?
What Skills Do I Need to Build?

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What Are My Next Steps?

  • Continue to take challenging courses in high school
  • Link scores with Khan Academy
  • Set up a practice plan and stick to it
  • Utilize other resources to research and prepare for college

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Official SAT Practice with Khan Academy® – It’s FREE!

  • Sign up for Official SAT Practice for free
    • satpractice.org
  • Complete practice problems and diagnostic quizzes
  • Link your College Board and Khan Academy accounts.
    • All SAT Suite results will be sent to further customize practice on Khan Academy using actual results.

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How Can I Practice
with Khan Academy®?

What steps will I follow to link my College Board account to Khan Academy®?

  • Step 1: Log in or create a Khan Academy Account
  • Step 2: When prompted; agree to link your Khan Academy and College Board account. You will then be directed to collegeboard.org.
  • Step 3: Sign in or create a
    College Board Account
  • Step 4: When prompted; hit “Send” to authorize the account linking
  • Step 5: Start practicing on Official SAT practice on Khan Academy!

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How can I Link my College Board and
Khan Academy® Accounts?

  • After successfully logging in to your College Board account, you will be asked to authorize the account linking.
  • After clicking “Send,” you will be redirected to SAT practice on the Khan Academy site.
  • You can remove the link at any time, by clicking on “Revoke” which is found in College Board account settings.

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When Should I Take the SAT®?

  • Most students take the SAT in the spring of their junior year..
  • All class of 2018 will take the administration of the SAT on March 21, 2018 at Londonderry High School.
  • Many students choose to take the SAT more than one time. Additional SAT dates include:
    • May 2018
    • June 2018

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How Do I Register for the SAT®?

  • SAT Registration link from Popular Tools menu or
  • www.sat.org/register

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