Presentation on theme: "Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Welcome to Steinbrenner High School’s PSAT/NMSQT Interpretation."— Presentation transcript:
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Welcome to Steinbrenner High School’s PSAT/NMSQT Interpretation
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results 5 Major Parts of Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Your Scores Review Your Answers Improve Your Skills Your Educational Plans 3 Test Sections Critical Reading Mathematics Writing Skills Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results NMSC Programs
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Your Scores If you are a junior, your scores are compared to those of other juniors. If you are a sophomore or younger student, then your scores are compared to those of sophomores.
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Review Your Answers You will get your original test book back with your PSAT/NMSQT results, so that you can review the test questions. You may also review each test question by logging in to My College QuickStart.
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Review Your Answers: Mathematics Alg = Algebra & Functions Data = Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability Geom = Geometry & Measurement Num = Number & Operations
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Review Your Answers: Student-Produced Responses The written answers are not scored. Only answers gridded in the ovals are scored.
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Correct answer = plus 1 point Omitted answer = no points Wrong answer on multiple-choice question = minus ¼ point Wrong answer on student-produced response question = No points lost Answer Summary & Scoring
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results The skills listed are based on your individual performance. Follow the suggestions noted in “how to improve” and work with your teachers. Review skills using questions listed. Improve Your Skills
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results National Merit Scholarship Corporation Information The Entry Requirements section displays information you provided on your answer sheet. The Percentile compares your performance to that of other college-bound juniors. The Selection Index is the sum of your critical reading, mathematics and writing skills scores. If it has an asterisk, you do not meet all of the eligibility requirements for the competition.
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Based on the college major you provided on your answer sheet, this section will give you: -Description of that major -Skills associated with that major -Recommended high school courses for that major Your Educational Plans
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results The access code that you may use to set up a My College QuickStart account is located in several places on the score report. Use the access code at www.collegeboard.com/quickstart to set up your account.www.collegeboard.com/quickstart Your access will last through to the end of high school. My College QuickStart™
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results My College QuickStart™
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Steinbrenner Statistics FreshmenSophomoresJuniors Number of students tested: 645 Number of students tested: 424 Number of students tested: 369 Mean critical reading: 38.4 Mean critical reading: 43.5 Mean critical reading: 45.9 Mean math: 40.6 Mean math: 45.9 Mean math: 47.6 Mean Writing: 36.8 Mean Writing: 41.8 Mean Writing: 43.6
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Middle Range SAT at State Universities Scores based on reading and math only: UWF1010 - 1140 FIU 1100 – 1230 UNF1140 - 1260 UCF 1150 – 1290 FAMU1350 Scores based on reading, math, and writing: FGCU 1460 - 1670 FAU 1510 - 1720 USF1660 - 1900 FSU1760 – 1980 UF 1970 – 20100
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results BRIGHT FUTURES REQUIREMENTS Florida Academic Scholars Medallion Scholars Gold Seal Vocational 3.5 academic GPA 1270 SAT (Reading and Math only) 28ACT 75 hours community service 3.0 academic GPA 970 SAT (Reading and Math only) 20 ACT 3.0 in courses required for graduation SAT Reading 440 SAT Math 440 ACT English 17 ACT Reading 18 ACT Math 19 3.5 GPA in three vocational courses
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results SAT and ACT Comparison SAT $45.00 Critical Reading Math Writing Maximum score 2400 800 each section ACT $47.00 with writing $32.00 without writing EnglishMath ReadingScience Writing Maximum score 36 Average of each section
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results What is the SAT 2? Who should take it? SAT 2 are one hour subject tests (math, chemistry, biology, physics, literature, American History, World History, and foreign languages) Most colleges do not require these – check the college website!
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Juniors may take the SAT free in March, May, or June Registration occurred the week of December 7 Did your student sign up?
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results What do I do now? Use the materials to improve areas of weakness Plan your course work to include challenging classes that might increase scores Take a prep course Read more
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results QUESTIONS? To review this presentation again go to Steinbrenner’s website: http://steinbrenner.mysdhc.org