PSAT scores from the October test have been released, and they are available now. After spending time to take the test, it’s important to access, understand, and use the PSAT scores to your advantage.
PSAT scores will help you understand how close you are to being college ready in math, reading, and writing. PSAT test scores can also connect you to other benefits you hadn’t thought of, including enrichment programs, internships, summer camps, scholarships, and the ability to take college-level courses in high school.
Some schools are creating a special event or day to explain what you need to know, but you don’t have to wait for that. You can access your scores online NOW and learn how ready you are for college, explore which Advanced Placement courses are a good match for you, and gain insight into which skills to focus on in order to prepare for the SAT.
You can also send your PSAT test results to Official SAT Practice at Khan to access free, personalized SAT practice based on your PSAT results. Learn more at http://PSAT.org/Scores and www.SAT.org/ScoresDemo
Before you access your scores, watch this YouTube video for a demonstration. Then follow these steps:
- Login to your College Board account at www.StudentScores.CollegeBoard.org
- The first thing you will see is your total score, a combination of your score on the evidence-based reading and writing and math sections.
- Next see your test scores, cross-test scores, and sub scores for details on how you did in specific areas. Scores in green show strengths, and scores in yellow or red help you understand where you need to improve.
- Click on the “Skills Insight” tab to see what your scores say about your skills and how to develop them further.
- Test takers are screened for the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Go to “NMSC Selection Index” to see if you met the entry requirements.
- Taking challenging classes such as AP is a great way to prepare for college. The “AP Potential” section tells you which AP classes would be great for you. Speak to your counselor or college success advisor to learn more about AP.
- Now that you know what your scores mean, use them to get free, personalized practice for the SAT. Go to www.SATPractice.org to link your College Board and Khan Academy accounts to get started. Your test scores will feed into Khan Academy, which will give you a personalized practice program to help you become college-ready.