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Frequently Asked Question for In-school Assessments

Learn about College Board’s flexible testing options and other policies during fall SAT School Day, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 8/9 administrations.

 

2021–22 Flexible Administration Policies for SAT School Day and PSAT-Related Assessments

Test coordinators administering the tests can use this supplement, along with their Coordinator Manual(s), to guide their implementation of our flexible testing options.

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SAT Suite of Assessments Ordering Announcement

A flyer describing how test coordinators can order the entire SAT Suite of Assessments—the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9—from one source.

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PSAT/NMSQT Coordinator Manual

This manual provides detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the PSAT/NMSQT administration. Includes standard and accommodated test day scripts.

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PSAT 10 Coordinator Manual

This manual provides detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the PSAT 10 administration. Includes standard and accommodated test day scripts.

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PSAT/NMSQT Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR)

This form is to be used if the SSD coordinator cannot print the up-to-date Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR) from SSD Online, or if students who test at, but do not attend, a school need to be added.

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PSAT 10 Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR)

This form is to be used if the SSD coordinator cannot print the up-to-date Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR) from SSD Online, or if students who test at, but do not attend, a school need to be added.

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PSAT/NMSQT Poster

Displays important information about the PSAT/NMSQT test administration.

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PSAT/NMSQT: Understanding Scores 2021-22

Use this guide to interpret PSAT/NMSQT score reports.

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PSAT 10: Understanding Scores 2021

Use this guide to interpret PSAT 10 score reports. Includes percentile tables, means, and scoring details.

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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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PSAT/NMSQT Benefits Flyer for Educators

Educators can use this flyer to connect students to free online practice, AP courses, and more.

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PSAT 10 Benefits Flyer for Educators

Educators can use this flyer to connect students to free online practice, AP courses, and more.

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PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 Scholarship Benefits Flyer for Educators

Educators can use this flyer to connect students to scholarships.

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PSAT/NMSQT Sample Student Questionnaire

This handout describes the questions students will answer about themselves before testing begins, and whether or not answers are required for scoring.

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PSAT 10 Sample Student Questionnaire

This handout describes the questions students will answer about themselves before testing begins, and whether or not answers are required for scoring.

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PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide

Information about the PSAT/NMSQT, with test-taking advice and sample test materials.

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PSAT 10 Student Guide

Information about the PSAT 10, with test-taking advice and sample test materials.

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PSAT/NMSQT Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions students agree to when they take the PSAT/NMSQT.

 

PSAT 10 Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions students agree to when they take the PSAT 10.

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Sample PSAT 10 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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Understanding 2021-22 PSAT/NMSQT Results: A Parent Tutorial

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

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Understanding 2021-22 PSAT/NMSQT Results: A Parent Tutorial (Spanish)

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

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Understanding 2020 PSAT 10 Results: A Parent Tutorial

A guide to help students and parents interpret results from the PSAT 10.

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Understanding 2020 PSAT 10 Results: A Parent Tutorial (Spanish)

A guide in Spanish to help students and their parents interpret results from the PSAT 10.

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Understanding Guidance-Purpose Only Scores (PSAT/NMSQT)

Some of your students' scores may be not be considered in the National Merit® Scholarship Program and are provided for guidance purposes only. This type of score is denoted by an asterisk (*) next to the student's Selection Index score on their score report. Each student will also see a Reason Code and may reach out to you for more information about their code.

Reason Code Explanation
A Delayed answer sheet return
B Non-approved SSD accommodations
C Use of state-approved accommodations
D Testing irregularity
E Answer sheet returned after program deadline

If your students meet published entry requirements and wish to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) for scholarships to be offered in 2022, download information about procedures for Alternate Entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. To be considered, a student must complete certain requirements before April 1, 2021. This procedure for requesting Alternate Entry differs from information provided on students' score reports and published in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide (.pdf/2.55 MB). For the 2022 competition only, students and school officials can download Alternate Entry instructions from NMSC's website instead of submitting an individual written request to NMSC for approval.

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PSAT 10 Overview

Use this flyer to inform students and parents about the key benefits of the test.

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PSAT 10 Auto Call Script

Use this automated telephone script to tell parents what they need to know.

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PSAT 10 Parent and Student Email Template

Use these email templates to tell parents and students the benefits of the test.

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PSAT 10 Sample Social Posts

Use these social media posts to invite parents and students to learn more about the test.

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PSAT 10 Website Banners

Use these web banners on your school or district website to link to additional information about the test.

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PSAT/NMSQT PowerPoint Presentation

Use this presentation to help students and families understand what’s on the test and the benefits of taking it.

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PSAT 10 PowerPoint Presentation

Use this presentation to help students and families understand what’s on the test and the benefits of taking it.

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Student Search Options

Share this flyer with students and parents to help students connect to College Board's Student Search Service.

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Testing Supports for English Learners

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PSAT 10 English Test Directions

English version of PSAT 10 translated test directions.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Albanian

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Albanian for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Arabic

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Arabic for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Bengali

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Bengali for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Chinese

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Chinese for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in French

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into French for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Gujarati

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Gujarati for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Haitian Creole

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Haitian Creole for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Hindi

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Hindi for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Polish

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Polish for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Portuguese

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Portuguese for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Russian

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Russian for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Spanish

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Spanish for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Urdu

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Urdu for English learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Vietnamese

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Vietnamese for English learners.

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Word-to-Word Dictionaries for the SAT Suite of Assessments

A list of College Board-approved dictionaries for student use during test administrations.

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