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# Understandin

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PSAT/NMSQT
Results

## The PSAT/NMSQT is cosponsored by the College Board and the

National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
5 Main Parts of the Score Report
1. Your
Scores 4. National
Merit
Scholarship
Programs
2. Review Information
5. Your
Educational
Plans
3.
Improve
Your
Skills
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3 Sections
of the Test

Mathematics - Green

Writing Skills -
Orange

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Your
Scores
Ranges

46 . . . . . . . . . . . 50 . . . . . . . . . .
. 54
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Percentiles

## • If you are a junior, your scores are

compared to other juniors.
• If you are a sophomore, or younger,
sophomores.
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Percentiles

1 . . . . . . . . . . . 56 . . . . . . . ..
. . 100
higher than 55 lower than 44
juniors juniors

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Section 2:
Review Your
• Question number
• Level of Difficulty

## You will get your test

report, so you can
review the test
questions.
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Review Your
Math
Also shows the math
content area of each
question:
• Alg = Algebra &
Functions
• Data = Data Analysis,
Statistics & Probability
• Geom = Geometry &
Measurement
• Num = Number &
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Review Your
Math Student-
Produced
Responses

## Only answers gridded in the

ovals are scored.

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Summary &
Scoring
• Correct answer = plus 1
point
points
multiple-choice questions
= minus ¼ point. (To
discourage students from
blind or random
guessing.)
questions 29-38 (Student
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Produced Responses) =
Section 3:
Improve Your
Skills
• The skills listed are
based on your
individual
performance.
suggestions noted in
“how to improve”
and work with your
teachers.
• Review skills using
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Section 4:
National Merit
Scholarship
Corporation
(NMSC)
• Selection Index
Programs
• Percentile
• Entry
Requirements

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Section 5: Your
Educational
Plans
Based on the college major you
provided on the answer sheet, this
section will give you:
• Description of what college students
learn and do with that major
• Associated skills
• Recommended high school courses

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PSAT/NMSQT Score Report
• Review your
revisiting test
questions with
difficulty.

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PSAT/NMSQT Score Report

## • Create a free collegeboard.com

account to access MyCollege
QuickStart at
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At www.collegeboard.com/quickstart:

Free, personalized
college and
career planning
kit:

• My Online Score
Report
• My SAT Study Plan
(for high school
students)
• My College
Matches
• My Major & Career
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At
www.collegeboard.com/quickstart:
• Sort questions by difficulty level and question type
For high school students:
• Projected SAT scores: what your scores may be on the
SAT
• State percentiles: how you did compared to other
will see state
percentile
Sort ranges.
Questions

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At
www.collegeboard.com/quickstart:

• Free explanations
every test question,
including why the
the best choice.

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At
www.collegeboard.com/quickstart:
• Practice SAT questions
• Practice SAT essay
• Student-written sample SAT
essays
• Official SAT practice test
Official SAT® Question of the Day

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At
www.collegeboard.com/quickstart:

A list of colleges in
the major you’re
interested in.
search criteria to
refine their college
list.

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At
www.collegeboard.com/quickstart:
View profiles of the college
major you chose as well as
related majors and careers.