Understanding Your PSAT SCORES
Your PSAT scores are divided into three section: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing Skills. Each score is a "scaled score", with 20 being the lowest possible score, and 80 the highest. These scaled scores correspond with a "percentile" score. If you were testing with a typical group of college-bound junior, the percentile score tells you how many students we would expect to have a lower score than you. The highest possible percentile score is 99.
In the second and third section of the results, you can also see how you answered each question, and how you performed in different areas of the test. For example, the first area in the second section is "Determining the Meaning of Words". Your score report tells you how many questions you answered correctly, and how many questions you omitted. Since a fraction of a point is deducted for incorrect answers, it may have been a good strategy to omit questions instead of guessing. In the third section, you can see how you answered each question, the correct answer (there is a check if you answered correctly), and the difficulty of each question.
Notice at the bottom right corner of the third section is a web address where you can see how the answers to the questions were derived. Go to www.collegeboard.com/quickstart . You will need to enter your Online Access Code, which is at the bottom of your score report. There is a wealth of information to help you in the college admissions process here, and you are strongly encouraged to go there.
Thursday, January 19th: PSAT Parent Meeting
A district-wide meeting for parents and students to interpret the results of the PSAT and to discuss the importance of the college entrance exam process is scheduled for Thursday, January 19th, 2011, at 7:00 P.M. in the Trinity High School auditorium. Please bring the student's score report with you, if possible. For additional information contact Advanced Academics Coordinator, Bettye Edgington, at BettyeEdgington@hebisd.edu or 817-399-2072.
If you have any other questions about your score report, please contact your counselor, or Mr. Thompson at RichardThompson@hebisd.edu