If you are wondering how you can check your PSAT scores online and how to interpret your PSAT score report, then you have come to the right place for help. First, follow these simple steps to obtaining your score. We will also break down the scoring sections in order to help you interpret what exactly you have been given.
How to Check PSAT Scores Online
1. First you must wait for your exam score report. You will receive this from the school where you took the PSAT.
2. Once you receive your score report, find the access code on the score report. You need this in order to find and analyze your score online.
3. You must open a free “College Quick Start” account on the College Board website.
4. Enter your access code into the College Board website. Now you will be able to view your score as well as the many other features that come with it.
How to Interpret Your PSAT Score Report
Your total PSAT score is known as the Selection Index, which is the sum of the three scores in each section. The Selection Index ranges from 60 to 240. The average Selection Index for students in eleventh grade in 2011 was about 143.
Your score report will include PSAT national percentiles, which allow you to compare your scores with other studentsin your grade level who have taken the PSAT/NMSQT. If you are a freshman or younger, your percentile will be compared to the sophomore level. For example, a student in eleventh grade with a percentile of 55 has earned a score better than 55 percent of all eleventh graders.
In the your skills section you will receive personalized feedback on your academic skills, based on your test performance. After reviewing this section, all students are able to log into My College QuickStart to try hundreds of practice questions that can help you work on the skills in which you want to improve. With the provided access code, you can also access the following:
Online Score Report: This is an enhanced score report that allows students to review each test question, their answers, and the correct answers along with explanations for each answer. This is extremely valuable to you since you will get your actual copy of the PSAT/NMSQT test booklet back when you receive your score report.
SAT Study Plan: A customized SAT study plan based on students’ PSAT/NMSQ.T test performance, highlighting skills for review and practice
Personality: A detailed personality test that helps students learn about themselves and discover majors and careers that fit their strengths and interests.
Major & Career Matches: Extensive information about majors and careers. This includes insights about what to expect and what courses you should take now to prepare.
My College Matches—a starter list of colleges based on students’ home state and indicated choice of major
There you have it. If you happen to have any questions, feel free to ask us. We are here to help you!