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Test Day Procedures

Everything you need to run a smooth test day is included in the supervisor’s manual. This will be mailed to test coordinators before the test and is also available below.

The supervisor’s manual includes:

  • Directions proctors must read — without deviation — to students
  • A standard section timing chart
  • Instructions for how to handle irregularities such as those with test materials, student behavior, testing environment, or timing

Download the Supervisor’s Manual


PSAT/NMSQT Supervisor’s Manual

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


2.27 MB


Note: Check back later for the PSAT 10 supervisor's manual.

Emergency Closings

Contact us to make alternate testing plans if you have to cancel the test because of unexpected problems including bad weather, widespread illness, or building issues.

Administering Tests with Accommodations

Instructions for delivering the test to students with disabilities, including a section timing chart for extended-time testing, are available in the Supervisor’s Manual for Nonstandard Testing (.pdf/2.42MB).

Students can’t test with accommodations without College Board approval. Scores will be canceled if they do.

Get more information on administering the PSAT-related assessments with accommodations.

Next Step: Return Answer Sheets

You’ll need to return completed answer sheets to the College Board as soon as possible. Find out what else you need to do after test day.