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


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


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


1. Log in to Your Account

2. Select PSAT/NMSQT Scores


3. Use “Missing Scores”
to locate scores

What Will I Learn About My Scores?


How Do I See My Detailed Scores?


How Will I Do on the SAT®?


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


  • 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?


How Can I Improve My Academic Skills?


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


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?


What is My AP Potential?


  • 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


What Are My Scores?


What Are My Scores? (cont.)


What Are My Score Percentiles?


What Are My Score Ranges?


What is the National Merit® Scholarship Program?


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


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


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

  • Sign up for Official SAT Practice for free
  • 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.


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
  • 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!


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.



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


How Do I Register for the SAT®?

  • SAT Registration link from Popular Tools menu or


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