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Resource Library

Especially for Educators

Before the Test

 

Supervisor's Manual for the PSAT/NMSQT

Detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the PSAT/NMSQT administration. Includes the test day script.

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2.27 MB

 

Supervisor’s Manual for the PSAT/NMSQT with Nonstandard Testing

Detailed procedures for schools to follow before, during, and after administering the PSAT/NMSQT to students with approved accommodations. Includes the test day script.

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2.42 MB

 

Supervisor’s Manual for the PSAT/NMSQT with Bulk Registration

Detailed procedures for schools using bulk registration to follow before, during, and after PSAT/NMSQT administration. Includes the test day script.

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3.95 MB

 

Official Educator Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT-Related Assessments

Everything counselors and teachers need to prepare students and get the most from test results. Includes quick facts and handouts.

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2.27 MB

 

Prepare for the New PSAT/NMSQT

A presentation educators can use to explain the new PSAT/NMSQT to parents and students. Includes information on what's changed, what skills are tested, how to prepare, and more.

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4.86 MB

 

Supervisor's Manual for the PSAT 10

Detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the PSAT 10 administration. Includes the test day script.

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2.03 MB

 

Prepare for the PSAT 10

A presentation educators can use to explain the PSAT 10 to parents and students. Includes information on what skills are tested, how to prepare, and more.

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2.64 MB

Scores

 

PSAT/NMSQT: Understanding Scores 2015

A guide to interpreting 2015 PSAT/NMSQT score reports, learning about college readiness benchmarks, and more.

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3.4 MB

 

Using Your PSAT/NMSQT Scores to Increase College Readiness

Use this presentation to show students how to access PSAT/NMSQT scores online, understand score reports, and more.

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4.56 MB

 

Lesson Plan: Using Your PSAT/NMSQT Scores to Increase College Readiness

Use this lesson plan, along with its accompanying presentation, to walk students through their score reports.

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2.55 MB

Fact Sheets

 

PSAT/NMSQT Skills Crosswalk

Compares the skills tested on the pre-2015 test to those tested on the redesigned test.

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861 KB

 

2015 PSAT/NMSQT Quick Reference

PSAT/NMSQT fact sheet. Includes overview of benefits.

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60 KB

Share with Students and Families

Before the Test

 

Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT

Provides important test details, familiarizes students with question types, and includes information on the National Merit® Scholarship Program.

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1.45 MB

 

Official Student Guide to the PSAT 10

Provides important test details, familiarizes students with question types, and includes test-taking tips.

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1.14 MB

Scores

 

Sample PSAT/NMSQT Score Report

Explains the sections of the paper student score report. Can be used as a guide for reviewing the score report with students.

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1.90 MB

 

Understanding Results from the PSAT/NMSQT: A Parent Tutorial (Spanish)

A guide in Spanish to help students and their parents interpret results from the PSAT/NMSQT.

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1.56 MB

Flyers

 

Take an Important Step to College

Flyer introducing students to the PSAT/NMSQT.

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661 KB

 

Delivering Opportunity to Your Teenager

Flyer introducing parents to the PSAT/NMSQT.

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501 KB