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Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results. Presented by Shelly Holmes Advanced Academics Coordinator Lowery Freshman Center Shelly_Holmes@allenisd.org. Is your name misspelled? Be sure to use your given name– no nicknames! Always double-check that you have bubbled in the correct letters.

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Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results

Presented by Shelly Holmes

Advanced Academics Coordinator

Lowery Freshman Center

Shelly_Holmes@allenisd.org

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Is your name misspelled?

Be sure to use your given name– no nicknames!

Always double-check that you have bubbled in the correct letters.

If you have the same name as another student in your class, be sure to include your middle initial.

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4 Major Parts of Your PSAT/NMSQT Results

Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results

Your Scores

Your Skills

Your Answers

Next Steps

3 Test Sections

Critical Reading

Mathematics

Writing Skills

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Your Scores

Score

You can see your projected SAT score online in My College QuickStart (www.collegeboard.com/quickstart).

Score Range

Percentile

If you are a junior, your scores are compared to those of other juniors.

If you are a sophomore or younger student, your scores are compared to those of sophomores.

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National Merit Scholarship Corporation Information

The Selection Index is the sum of your critical reading, mathematics and writing skills scores.

If it has an asterisk, you do not meet all of the eligibility requirements for the competition.

The Percentile compares your performance to that of other college-bound juniors.

The Entry Requirements section displays information you provided on your answer sheet.

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Your Skills

See how you did on each skill. The same skills are tested on the SAT.

You can try hundreds of practice questions, organized by skill, online in My College QuickStart (www.collegeboard.com/quickstart).

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Your Answers

You will get your test book back with your PSAT/NMSQT results, so that you can review the questions.

You can also review each test question in My College QuickStart.

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Your Answers: Student-Produced Responses

Some of the math problems required you to grid in answers instead of selecting an option. For these questions, you will see the correct answer(s) written out.

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Next Steps

What’s next?

Use the access code on your report to log in to My College QuickStart, a personalized college and career planning kit. There you can:

  • Search for colleges
  • Get a personalized SAT study plan
  • Take a personality test to find majors and careers that fit you
  • www.collegeboard.com/quickstart
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My College QuickStart

  • My Online Score Report
  • Projected SAT® score ranges
  • State percentiles
  • You can filter questions
  • Questions and answer explanations
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My College QuickStart

  • My SAT Study Plan™
  • Personalized skills to improve
  • SAT practice questions
  • An official SAT practice test
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My College QuickStart

  • My Personality
  • Personality test
  • Description of your type
  • Tips for success
  • Majors and careers that might be a good fit for you
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My College QuickStart

  • My College Matches
  • Starter list of colleges
  • Criteria to customize search
  • Ability to save searches
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My College QuickStart

  • My Majors & Career Matches
  • Major you chose
  • Related majors
  • Related careers
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Questions?

See Mrs. Holmes in A120

 NOT HOUSE 100 

or

Email me: Shelly_Holmes@allenisd.org

if you would like extra help with the online resources that accompany your psat scores
If you would like extra help with the online resources that accompany your PSAT scores....
  • PSAT Score Info Help Sessions
  • in the CyberCave
  • Monday, January 30, 2012
  • 7:30-8:10AM or 3:35-4:15PM
  • Thursday, February 2, 2012
  • 7:30-8:10AM or 3:35-4:15PM