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    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
    7. 7. Section 2: Review Your Answers <ul><li>Question number </li></ul><ul><li>Correct Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Your Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Level of Difficulty </li></ul><ul><li>You will get your test book with your score report, so you can review the test questions. </li></ul>Get more information at
    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>
    9. 9. Review Your Answers: Math Student-Produced Responses Only answers gridded in the ovals are scored.
    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 Undecided? Go to MyRoad at Undecided ?
    16. 16. After You Receive Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report <ul><li>Review your answers by revisiting test questions with which you had difficulty. </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Create a free account to access MyCollege QuickStart at . </li></ul>Your Online Access Code After You Receive Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report Your Online Access Code appears in four places on your Score Report. Each time you see the computer icon on your report, you’ll receive more information from online resources.
    18. 18. At <ul><li>Free, personalized college and career planning kit: </li></ul><ul><li>My Online Score Report </li></ul><ul><li>My SAT Study Plan (for high school students) </li></ul><ul><li>My College Matches </li></ul><ul><li>My Major & Career Matches </li></ul>
    19. 19. At <ul><li>Review your online score report: </li></ul><ul><li>Sort questions by difficulty level and question type </li></ul><ul><li>View complete answer explanations </li></ul><ul><li>For high school students: </li></ul><ul><li>Projected SAT scores: what your scores may be on the SAT </li></ul><ul><li>State percentiles: how you did compared to other students in your state* </li></ul>Sort Questions * Ninth graders will see state percentile ranges. If you take the PSAT more than once, you will see a My Online Score Report listed for each test.
    20. 20. <ul><li>Free explanations for the answers to every test question, including why the correct answer is the best choice. </li></ul>At
    21. 21. <ul><li>High school students receive additional practice for the SAT: </li></ul><ul><li>Practice SAT questions </li></ul><ul><li>Practice SAT essay </li></ul><ul><li>Student-written sample SAT essays </li></ul><ul><li>Official SAT practice test </li></ul><ul><li>Middle school students receive instructions to sign up for The Official SAT® Question of the Day </li></ul>At
    22. 22. <ul><li>A list of colleges in your state that offer the major you’re interested in. </li></ul><ul><li>Select additional search criteria to refine their college list. </li></ul>At
    23. 23. At <ul><li>View profiles of the college major you chose as well as related majors and careers. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to MyRoad, an interactive college and career planning website. MyRoad comes complete with major and career profiles, an online magazine, self-discovery tools, a planning portfolio, and more. </li></ul>
    24. 25. Resources Available to Help Plan Your Future <ul><li>List of colleges that offer your major </li></ul><ul><li>Information on potential majors </li></ul><ul><li>Information on colleges throughout the country </li></ul><ul><li>Test practice </li></ul><ul><li>Review of math concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized information to improve your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Information on writing a successful college application essay </li></ul><ul><li>National Merit Scholarship information </li></ul><ul><li>MyRoad – an interactive college and career planning tool </li></ul><ul><li>AP Potential </li></ul>
    25. 26. Thank you for joining us for this meeting! If you have any questions, call Cheryl Kuyk or Ann House at 228-3500, or email at [email_address] [email_address] Don’t forget to attend Curriculum night on February 5 th at 6:30. See you there!