2017 PSAT Information


PSAT Scores are available for students who took the exam on October 11. 

Clarification regarding PSAT scores:

During the 11th grade meeting in which we handed out PSAT scores, there was some confusion about the scoring scale. 


Here is information from CollegeBoard.


"The SAT Suite--from PSAT 8/9 through the SAT--uses a common score scale for total, section, test, and cross-test scores.  The ranges reported for each assessment reflect grade-level appropriateness within the common scale.  Thus, while the total range for SAT is 400-1600, the total range for PSAT/NMSQT is 320-1520.  This common score scale means that a student who took the PSAT/NMSQT and received a Math setion score of 500 would be expected to also get a 500 on the SAT or PSAT 8/9 if they had taken either of those tests on that same day; a score of 500 represents the same level of academic achievement on all three assessments." 


In other words, a 10th or 11th grader taking the PSAT or SAT would be expected to have a score between 320 and 1520 due to their grade level.  The expectation would be that an 11th or 12th grader would have a score between 400 and 1600, due to having advanced further in their academic skills. 


Even so, your score on the PSAT is scaled so that it is equivalent to the score you would have gotten if you had taken the SAT that day instead. 


Next steps for students:

1.  Create a College Board account at studentscores.collegeboard.org to view the full PSAT/NMSQT score report. 

2.  Create a Khan Academy account at satpractice.org and link College Board and Khan Academy accounts for free, personalized practice for the SAT. 

3. Start planning ofr college and career using tools like BigFuture, available via the online PSAT/NMSQT score report. 

4.  Register for the SAT.  For more information, visit sat.org/register.


Click here for an information sheet about Understanding 2017 PSAT/NMSQT Results.

Click here for a sample PSAT/NMSQT Student Score Report