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Sharing Results

Results from the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 are powerful tools for promoting college readiness and college planning, especially when explained to students and parents and shared with colleagues.

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Everything You Need

From videos to data layouts, tools to help you and your students interpret scores are all in one place. Go to Score Resources.

PSAT/NMSQT Scores and Concordance Tables

Score Release Schedule

  • Jan. 6: PSAT/NMSQT scores available online to educators.
  • Jan. 7: PSAT/NMSQT online score reports available to students through their free College Board accounts.
  • Jan. 29: Schools receive paper score reports.

PSAT 10 scores will be released about two months after test day.

Educators will be able to look up student access codes on the reporting portal and provide them to students who need them.

Best Practices for Sharing Results

Student Information Sessions

Without some context for understanding their reports, students may rush to look at their scores and stop there. We recommend setting up an information session for students that introduces the online score report and the free college and career planning tools they’ll find there.

Since students will have online access to their scores very soon after you do, consider hosting your information session before scores are released.

Discuss the score report, its meaning, and its interpretation before you hand out individual test books. To help students understand the information without the distraction of their own scores, we’ll provide a demo of the online experience.

When you hand out test books, make sure to give students the ones they used.

Online score reports will no longer be called My College QuickStart, but students will have access to a new, robust online reporting portal that will expand to include scores from all the tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments.

Students can interact with their score report, filtering test questions by difficulty and skill and viewing complete answer explanations. Be sure to show students how they can use their results to get free, personalized SAT study suggestions on the Khan Academy® platform.

Parent Communications

Since the College Board does not send score reports to parents, some schools copy paper score reports and mail them to parents, along with a letter of explanation. If they have questions about their child’s test results, parents can bring their copy when they meet with an educator. The College Board will continue to provide materials that support communication with parents.

Educator Reports

Helping your colleagues view, understand, and analyze test results is getting easier. There’s no limit to the number of users at your school, district, or state who can access the integrated online reporting portal.

More on Scores

Learn more about score reports for the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10.