Your student’s PSAT/NMSQT scores from the October test have been released, and they are available now. After your child spent all that time taking the test, it’s important to access, understand, and use the PSAT scores to their advantage.
Some schools are creating a special event or day to explain what students need to know, but you don’t have to wait for that. You and your child can access their scores online NOW and learn how ready they are for college, explore which AP courses are a good match for them, and gain insight into which skills they should focus on in order to prepare for the SAT. They can also link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to access free, personalized SAT practice based on their PSAT/NMSQT results. Learn more at http://PSAT.org/Scores and www.SAT.org/ScoresDemo
Before you and your child access your scores, watch this YouTube video for a demonstration. Then follow these steps:
- Login with your child to their College Board account at StudentScores.CollegeBoard.org
- The first thing you will see is their total score, a combination of their score on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections
- Next, see their test scores, cross-test scores, and sub scores for details on how they did in specific areas. Scores in green show strengths, and scores in yellow or red help them understand where they need to improve.
- Click on the “Skills Insight” tab to see what these scores say about your child’s 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 they met the entry requirements.
- Taking challenging classes such as AP is a great way to prepare for college. The “AP Potential” section explains which AP classes would be good for your child to take. They can speak to their counselor or college success advisor to learn more about AP.
- Now that you and your student know what the scores mean, they can use them to get free, personalized practice for the SAT. Go to SATPractice.org to link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to get started. The test scores will feed into Khan Academy, which will give them a personalized practice program to help study for the SAT.
- And finally, don’t forget to register for the SAT at www.SAT.org/RegisterNow.