Accessing Scores

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Learn how to access scores on the integrated score reporting portal and get important news about benchmarks and percentiles.

When to Expect Scores

You’ll be notified when your students’ scores are available.

Go to the score release schedule.

How to Access Scores

If you’ve already used the integrated score reporting portal, all you’ll need to do is sign in to access scores.

For detailed help using the new integrated score reporting portal go to K–12 Assessment Reporting Help. Topics include running and understanding reports, printing reports and labels, and managing user access.

Educators need two things to see student scores on the integrated score reporting portal:

  1. A College Board professional account. If you don’t have an account, create one.
  2. Permission from your institution’s access manager to view student scores. Every school, district, and state has an access manager, so ask your administrator who to contact.

Once you have access, sign in to the integrated reporting portal to see student scores.

If you see “Manage Access to Support K-12 Assessment Reporting” under Tools and Services when you sign in to your College Board professional account, you’re ready to create user accounts and assign access levels.

If you don’t see this when you sign in, learn how to enter your access code.

The College Board sent access codes to institutions. If you don’t have an access code, check with your test coordinator or principal. If they don’t have one, email Customer Service or call 888-477-7728.

Score Reporting Changes

College and Career Readiness Benchmarks and user percentiles have changed since 2015 PSAT/NMSQT and fall PSAT 8/9 scores were released.

Benchmarks help you understand if your students are on track for college and career, while percentiles help you understand how your students performed compared to others.

Preliminary benchmarks were used for the 2015 PSAT/NMSQT and fall PSAT 8/9 scores. Finalized benchmarks are used for the PSAT 10 and spring PSAT 8/9 scores.

College and Career Readiness Benchmarks are determined for the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections. Students are considered on track for their grade if they meet or exceed both benchmarks. Score reports use color-coded bars to indicate how closely a student’s section scores come to meeting the benchmarks.

In certain reports, the online portal for educators will temporarily display some graphics based on finalized benchmarks but data based on preliminary benchmarks. You’ll see these graphics when you:

  • Run the Benchmarks by Institution report or the Instructional Planning report.
  • View or print PDFs.
  • View student profiles.

Students who took the fall 2015 PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 and view or print PDFs will see this too.

How to differentiate benchmarks: Yes or No checkmarks denote fall 2015 preliminary benchmarks. Green, yellow, and red bars reflect the finalized benchmarks introduced in spring 2016.

Learn more about College and Career Readiness Benchmarks

User percentiles were based on a research study in 2015 because it was the first time students took the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 8/9. These research-based percentile ranks were used for the fall exams. User percentiles for the spring assessments, and those going forward, are based on actual administration data. Learn more about percentiles and PSAT/NMSQT scores or PSAT 8/9 scores.

Score Resources

Go to Score Resources for videos and downloads to share with students and families as well as lesson plans, professional development resources, and data layouts.

Connect to AP

AP Potential™ uses scores to indicate which students should consider taking Advanced Placement® courses.