Did you receive your PSAT results recently? They were officially released to students on December 12, 2016.
The scores on the PSAT do not have a direct result on college admissions, but they may be a good indication on how a student will do on the SAT. It also can be used to earn you scholarship dollars, such as the National Merit Scholarship.
You can log into www.psat.org/scorereport to see the overall score and subscores. The maximum overall test score on the PSAT is 1520. You can also see an example score report. Here is a quick overview of overall score ranges:
1210 to 1520: top score (top 10%)
1070 to 1200: competitive score
950 to 1060: average score
320 to 940: below average score
You will also see a national percentile which compares you to everyone else who took the PSAT on the test date.
Section scores for Reading & Writing and Math are also shown on the score report. These range from 160-760 for each score. In addition to the overall score and these two scores, there are a number of other cross-test scores and subscores. We recommend you scan these to look for information (green means good), but focus more on the big three above (Overall, Math, Reading & Writing).
Remember that the PSAT is for practice. It helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses, so you can properly prepare for the SAT. For example, were you weaker in Math? If so, you’ll want to see how you can improve that area before taking your first SAT.
If you want additional help reviewing your PSAT score report or you’d like to have a free consultation to discuss SAT tutoring, please contact us to schedule an appointment.