December 12, 2016
hope this letter finds you well. In
October, the 9th grade students and approximately 60% of the 11th
grade students took the PSAT. If you are
not familiar with this test, it is used as an indicator of how the students
will perform when they take the SAT for the first time. Freshman were administered the PSAT 8/9
which is a test designed specifically for their age group. By exposing the students to the PSAT as early
as 9th grade, it is our hope that they will become more familiar with the test
format and the type of work they are expected to produce. Respectively, the juniors were administered
the PSAT/NMSQT which contained questions geared toward the curriculum of 11th
grade students and the skills they need to be successful in college.
During the month of December, the College Board will
release the PSAT scores to families.
There are two ways to access scores:
should receive an email with an access code and directions on how to view their
who did not receive an email should go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 and sign up for an account. Once they have
logged into their account, the students will need their access code to retrieve
their scores. Account help and the
access code are available by calling the student helpline at (866)433-7728.
Once the scores are viewed:
test takers and all parents:
There is a two-minute video on YouTube that gives a brief explanation on
understanding the scores (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzCSIilL3WQ).
parents of juniors: If you
are interested in a detailed explanation, there is also a 46 minute PSAT
webinar that provides an in-depth explanation of scores along with
recommendations for the next steps of college planning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzQ_90fOxeM).
Guidance Counselor-Gr. 9/11
In school, the students will
receive their PSAT test booklets which can help them analyze the problems they
answered incorrectly. As always, please
do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
Victoria Skoog Guidance