# Understanding Results from the 2007 PSAT

### Results

The PSAT/NMSQT is cosponsored by the College Board and the

National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

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1. Your

Scores

5 Main Parts of the Score Report

2. Review

4. National

Merit

Scholarship

Programs

Information

5. Your

Educational

Plans

3. Improve

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### Test

Mathematics - Green

3

Writing Skills - Orange

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Ranges

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46 . . . . . . . . . . .

### 50 .

. . . . . . . . . . 54

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### Percentiles

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• If you are a junior, your scores are compared to other juniors.

• If you are a sophomore, or younger, your scores are compared to sophomores.

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### Percentiles

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1 . . . . . . . . . . .

### 56

. . . . . . . .. . . 100 higher than 55 juniors lower than 44 juniors

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Section 2:

Review Your

• Question number

• Level of Difficulty

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You will get your test book with your score report, so you can review the test questions.

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### Math

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Also shows the math content area of each question:

• Alg = Algebra & Functions

• Data = Data Analysis,

Statistics & Probability

• Geom = Geometry &

Measurement

• Num = Number &

Operations

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### Responses

Only answers gridded in the ovals are scored.

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### Scoring

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• Correct answer = plus 1 point

• Omitted answers = no points

• Wrong answers to multiplechoice questions = minus ¼ point. (To discourage students from blind or random guessing.)

• Wrong answers to math questions 29-38 (Student

Produced Responses) = No points lost.

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Section 3: Improve

• 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

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Section 4: National

Merit Scholarship

Corporation (NMSC)

Programs

• Selection Index

• Percentile

• Entry Requirements

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Section 5: Your

Educational Plans

Based on the college major you provided on the answer sheet, this section will give you:

• Description of what college students learn and do with that major

• Associated skills

• Recommended high school courses

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### Score Report

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### Score Report

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• Create a free collegeboard.com account to access MyCollege QuickStart at www.collegeboard.com/quickstart .

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At www.collegeboard.com/quickstart:

Free, personalized college and career planning kit:

• My Online Score

Report

• My SAT Study Plan

(for high school students)

• My College Matches

• My Major & Career

Matches

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At www.collegeboard.com/quickstart:

Review your online score report :

• Sort questions by difficulty level and question type

For high school students:

• Projected SAT scores : what your scores may be on the SAT

• State percentiles : how you did compared to other students in your state*

Sort

Questions

* Ninth graders will see state percentile ranges.

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At www.collegeboard.com/quickstart:

• Free explanations for the answers to every test question, including why the correct answer is the best choice.

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At www.collegeboard.com/quickstart:

• Practice SAT questions

• Practice SAT essay

• Student-written sample SAT essays

• Official SAT practice test

SAT® Question of the Day

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At www.collegeboard.com/quickstart:

A list of colleges in your state that offer the major you’re interested in.

Select additional search criteria to refine their college list.

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At www.collegeboard.com/quickstart:

View profiles of the college major you chose as well as related majors and careers.

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.

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