PSAT scores are in for the 9th and 10th graders! Students will receive their total score during their English class. They will also receive a sheet of information about accessing the score through their collegeboard account. Once an account is created using the PSAT Related Access Code on the letter, the students will be able to view alot of information.
PSAT 9 and 10 should be used as a guide map to gauge how progress is being made towards college readiness. The total score shows what you’re doing well, and what you should work on to get ready for the SAT—and for college. The PSAT Total Score is a sum of the two sections. The score ranges from a 320 to a 1520. Each section ranges from 160 to a 760.
After you view your score and subscores, you will have the option of linking your scores to Khan Academy. This is a simple way to get targeted practice before your next PSAT. The next PSAT will be in the fall. This test can be used for some national scholarship opportunities such as the PSAT/NMSQT as well as scholarships at many in state colleges.
How are the benchmarks calculated?
The college and career readiness benchmarks for the 2016-17 SAT predict a 75% likelihood of achieving at least a C
in a set of first-semester, credit-bearing college courses. The benchmarks are set at the section level, so there is a
benchmark for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and a benchmark for Math. The PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10,
PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT benchmarks are determined by observing how students grow from year to year and by
adjusting the SAT benchmark by using the average rate of progress.
PSAT 10 College and Career Readiness Benchmark:
Reading/Writing 430 Math 480