PSAT/NMSQT Concordance Tables

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Since the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT is different from the previous test, numerical scores on the two tests are not equivalent. Concordance tables help educators understand how the old and redesigned PSAT/NMSQT scores relate to each other.

Three Levels of Concordance

Three levels of concordance are available:

  • Total-to-Total Concordance
  • Section-to-Section Concordance
  • Section-to-Test (and Test-to-Section) Concordance

To ensure the highest possible accuracy, two tables for each concorded score pair are provided:

  • The first concords from old PSAT/NMSQT scores to redesigned PSAT/NMSQT scores.
  • The second concords from the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT to the previous version.
Important:

View Your Students' Scores

PSAT/NMSQT scores are available on the integrated reporting portal.

What Is Concordance?

Scores on two different tests are considered concorded when they have the same percentile rank. For example, the score at the 75th percentile on the old PSAT/NMSQT score distribution would correspond to the score at the 75th percentile of the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT score distribution.

Key Uses for Concordance Tables

Students and educators compare scores so they can:

  • Assess progress for students who took the PSAT/NMSQT before 2015 and then took the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT. (Concord PSAT/NMSQT from 2014 and earlier to the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT.)
  • Translate scores on the previous and redesigned assessments when some students have taken one and some have taken the other. (Consistently concord scores in one direction, preferably PSAT/NMSQT from 2014 and earlier to redesigned PSAT/NMSQT.)
  • Understand approximate NMSC Selection Index scores on the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT for students who took the PSAT/NMSQT before 2015. (Concord NMSC Selection Index scores from the PSAT/NMSQT from 2014 and earlier to the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT.)
  • Understand a redesigned PSAT/NMSQT score in relation to an old SAT score. (Concord redesigned PSAT/NMSQT to PSAT/NMSQT from 2014 and earlier, then add a zero to derive the SAT score.)

Concordance is not necessary to understand potential progress from the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT to the redesigned SAT. You can view a student’s projected SAT score on the integrated reporting portal.

NMSC Selection Index

Counselors can approximate an NMSC Selection Index on the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT from old PSAT/NMSQT scores. Use the Section-to-Test Concordance tables to convert the three subject test scores. Then, double the sum of the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Test scores to calculate the approximate NMSC Selection Index.