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PSAT Score Release - Parent Letter

PSAT Score Release - Parent Letter

December 12, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We 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:

(1)    Students should receive an email with an access code and directions on how to view their scores online.

 

(2)    Students 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:

·      For 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).

 

·        For 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).

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.

Respectfully,

Victoria Skoog Guidance Counselor-Gr.10/12 

           Laura Svendsen Guidance Counselor-Gr. 9/11