Monday, October 4, 2010

What's New with PSAT/NMSQT

What's New with PSAT/NMSQT®
by The CollegeBoard

Posted by Robert S. Jackson, Ed.S., Assistant Principal for Instruction

As the school year begins, we're excited to tell you about some changes the PSAT/NMSQT Program is making. This year, the PSAT/NMSQT will be reporting on an updated set of skills, the same college readiness skills reported on by the SAT® and ReadiStep™. We've also improved our reporting tools to provide you and your students with even more actionable feedback.
For Educators:

  • Improved Summary of Answers and Skills report with aggregate feedback to identify skill gaps and improve instruction
  • New PSAT/NMSQT Skills Insight tool that explains each skill and demonstrates the link between skills and scores
  • Updated alignments with state standards to better show how the PSAT/NMSQT measures the skills tested in your state
  • New College Readiness Benchmarks that help identify which students are on track to be college-ready
For Students:

  • Redesigned Score Report Plus that shows performance on each skill tested
  • Improved online My College QuickStart™ tool with more personalized improvement advice and practice questions

For more information, visit
As the school year goes on, we will provide additional information and resources to help you and your students take full advantage of the new PSAT/NMSQT reporting.

Best wishes for a successful year!

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