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• ### Psat Nmsqt

1. 1. Welcome Parents and Sophomores
2. 2. Understanding PSAT/NMSQT Results The PSAT/NMSQT is cosponsored by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
3. 3. 5 Main Parts of the Score Report 1. Your Scores 2. Review Your Answers 3. Improve Your Skills 4. National Merit Scholarship Programs Information 5. Your Educational Plans
4. 4. 3 Sections of the Test Critical Reading - Blue Mathematics - Green Writing Skills - Orange
5. 5. Your Scores Section 1: Your Scores Ranges 46 . . . . . . . . . . . 50 . . . . . . . . . . . 54
6. 6. Percentiles <ul><li>If you are a junior, your scores are compared to other juniors. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are a sophomore, or younger, your scores are compared to sophomores. </li></ul>Get more information at www.collegeboard.com/quickstart.
8. 8. Review Your Answers: Math <ul><li>Also shows the math content area of each question: </li></ul><ul><li>Alg = Algebra & Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Data = Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability </li></ul><ul><li>Geom = Geometry & Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Num = Number & Operations </li></ul>
10. 10. Answer Summary & Scoring <ul><li>Correct answer = plus 1 point </li></ul><ul><li>Omitted answers = no points </li></ul><ul><li>Wrong answers to multiple-choice questions = minus ¼ point. (To discourage students from blind or random guessing.) </li></ul><ul><li>Wrong answers to math questions 29-38 (Student Produced Responses) = No points lost. </li></ul>
11. 11. Section 3: Improve Your Skills <ul><li>The skills listed are based on your individual performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the suggestions noted in “how to improve” and work with your teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Review skills using questions listed </li></ul>
12. 12. Section 4: National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) Programs <ul><li>Selection Index </li></ul><ul><li>Percentile </li></ul><ul><li>Entry Requirements </li></ul>Your students will take this test again next year as Juniors. So the information on this report is so valuable!
13. 13. AP Potential <ul><li>CollegeBoard sends us a list of the tested students who have the potential to succeed in an AP course. </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Placement (AP) Program enables students to pursue college-level studies while in high school. Based on the results of AP exams, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both for college. </li></ul>
14. 14. HTHS AP Program <ul><li>Currently, we offer: </li></ul><ul><li>AP Language </li></ul><ul><li>AP Calculus </li></ul><ul><li>AP Government </li></ul><ul><li>AP Economics </li></ul><ul><li>AP U.S. History </li></ul><ul><li>AP Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><li>AP Physics </li></ul><ul><li>AP Biology </li></ul><ul><li>AP Music Theory </li></ul><ul><li>AP Art Studio </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Night at </li></ul><ul><li>HTHS </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday, February 5 </li></ul><ul><li>HTHS Auditorium 6:30 </li></ul><ul><li>AP Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Enrollment Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Academies </li></ul><ul><li>New Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Course Selection Information </li></ul>
15. 15. Section 5: Your Educational Plans <ul><li>Based on the college major you provided on the answer sheet, this section will give you: </li></ul><ul><li>Description of what college students learn and do with that major </li></ul><ul><li>Associated skills </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended high school courses </li></ul>Get more information at www.collegeboard.com/quickstart. Undecided? Go to MyRoad at www.collegeboard.com/quickstart Undecided ?