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PSAT/NMSQT Downloads

Also see the PSAT/NMSQT Skills Mapped onto State Standards for each state.

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Before the Test
Supplemental Instructions for Bulk Registration and Pre-ID Labels for the PSAT/NMSQT (pdf/654K) Publication. Delivered to schools approximately one week before test day. Provides important instructions for applying labels and instructions for administering the test to students with labels. Education Professional
Prepare for the 2013 PSAT/NMSQT: A Step to the Future
PowerPoint Presentation
(ppt/2.7M)
PDF (pdf/1.5M)
Presentation. Prepares students for the PSAT/NMSQT by familiarizing them with key question types and test-taking strategies. Education Professional, Student
Making the Most of the PSAT/NMSQT (mp4/51.4M) Video. An in-depth look at the PSAT/NMSQT assessment, including the basics of administering the test and using all the resources available as part of the PSAT/NMSQT program. Education Professional
Making the Most of the PSAT/NMSQT (ppt/16.1M) Presentation. An in-depth look at the PSAT/NMSQT assessment, including the basics of administering the test and using all the resources available as part of the PSAT/NMSQT program. Education Professional
PSAT/NMSQT Quick Reference (pdf/486K) Handout. Provides an overview of the PSAT/NMSQT program and describes the benefits of the test. Education Professional
PSAT/NMSQT Benefits Flyer (pdf/1.4M) Handout. Provides an overview of PSAT/NMSQT benefits. Education Professional
PSAT/NMSQT Benefits Flyer for Students (pdf/483K) Handout. Introduces students to the PSAT/NMSQT and its benefits. Students
PSAT/NMSQT Benefits Flyer for Parents (pdf/479K) Handout. Introduces parents to the PSAT/NMSQT and its benefits. Parents
Official Educator Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT (pdf/2.33M) Publication. Contains everything counselors will need to do before the test, on test day, and after score reports arrive in schools. K-12 Counselor
PSAT/NMSQT Supervisor's Manual (pdf/1.29M) Publication. Provides important information on procedures to be followed before, during, and after the PSAT/NMSQT administration and includes the test-day script. K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher
Ordering Instructions for New Coordinators (pdf/492K) Publication. Provides step-by-step ordering instructions for new PSAT/NMSQT Coordinators. K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher
Ordering Demo (arf/23.4M)
Requires Cisco WebEx.
WebEx video. Walks PSAT/NMSQT Coordinators through the ordering process. K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher
2013 PSAT/NMSQT Associate Supervisor/Proctor Checklist (pdf/448K) Handout. Introduces school staff to test proctor requirements on the PSAT/NMSQT test day. K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher
PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide (pdf/2.47MB) Publication. Provides students with important test information and familiarizes them with question types. Also includes information on scholarship competitions conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Student
2013 Take the PSAT/NMSQT Flyer (pdf/430K) Handout. Post this in common areas of your school to notify students about the PSAT/NMSQT administration. Space is provided to write in the test date, time, and fee information. Student
2013 Benefits of Testing as a Junior (pdf/39K) Handout. Share this flyer with juniors to inform them about scholarship opportunities and other PSAT/NMSQT benefits. Student
The Power of PSAT/NMSQT: Increasing AP Achievement (pdf/1.7MB) Handout. This case study profiles Hillsborough County Public Schools in FL and their success with increasing AP access through PSAT/NMSQT. Parent
2013 PSAT/NMSQT: The Parent Perspective
English
(pdf/506K)
Spanish (pdf/508K)
Handout. Helps parents and guardians understand the role of the PSAT/NMSQT in helping students transition to college. Parent
Use the PSAT/NMSQT® to Grow Your AP Program (pdf/445K) Handout. Highlights the strong growth of AP programs in states with PSAT/NMSQT contracts when compared to states with other or no assessment contracts. Education Professional

After Score Reports Arrive
PSAT/NMSQT Resources and Next Steps Flyer (pdf/713K) Publication. Provides an overview of the PSAT/NMSQT program resources and reports available to students, schools, and districts after the test. K-12 Counselor
AP Potential Flyer (pdf/826K) Handout. Explains AP Potential and its benefits. Educators
2013 Sample PSAT/NMSQT Student Score Report (pdf/1.1MB) Handout. Explains the sections of the Score Report Plus and can be used as a guide for reviewing the score report with your students. K-12 Counselor, Parent, Student
2013 Score Report Plus Case Study (pdf/773K) Handout.  Explains the sample score report above, section by section. Education Professional
PSAT/NMSQT Skill Reporting Tools Video Video. Walks educators through PSAT/NMSQT skill reporting tools, explaining key features, uses, and benefits. Education
Professional

PSAT/NMSQT Academic Skills List (pdf/419K)

Handout. Lists the academic skills assessed by the PSAT/NMSQT, including the "How to Improve" advice provided to students. K-12 Counselor
2013 PSAT/NMSQT Score Report Tutorial for 9th- and 10th-Grade Students (pdf/459K) Handout. Helps younger students (pre-eleventh grade) put PSAT/NMSQT results into proper perspective to plan academically for high school and college. Student
2013 PSAT/NMSQT Score Report Tutorial for Middle School Students (pdf/459K) Handout. Helps younger students (pre-eleventh grade) put PSAT/NMSQT results into proper perspective to plan academically for high school and college. Student
Understanding 2013 PSAT/NMSQT Scores (pdf/920K) Publication. Contains information on PSAT/NMSQT percentiles, mean scores, score conversions, and skills. K-12 Counselor
Sample Summary of Answers and Skills (SOAS) Reports
Low performing school
(.pdf/694K)
Medium performing school
(.pdf/695K)
High performing school
(.pdf/693K)
Handout. Displays sample school data in a PSAT/NMSQT SOAS report. Education Professional
Your Next Steps: Using PSAT/NMSQT Results Student Video Video. Walks students through the PSAT/NMSQT Score Report Plus and My College QuickStart. Student, Parent
Understanding Results from the 2013 PSAT/NMSQT
PowerPoint Presentation
(.ppt/6.54MB)
PDF
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Presentation. Advises students on using the feedback provided in the score report and in My College QuickStart™ to improve their academic skills and plan for college and beyond. Student
A Parent Tutorial for Understanding 2013 PSAT/NMSQT Results
English
(pdf/517K)
Spanish (pdf/533K) 
Handout. Advises students on using the feedback provided in the score report and in My College QuickStart™ to improve their academic skills and plan for college and beyond. Parents

My College QuickStart
My College QuickStart Demo Online demo. A preview of the free online personalized planning kit students will receive based on their test results. K-12, K-12 Admin, K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher
My College QuickStart Guided Tour
PowerPoint Presentation
(ppt/5.3M)

Presentation. A preview of the free online personalized planning kit students will receive based on their test results. K-12, K-12 Admin, K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher
My College Quickstart Implementation Guide (pdf/1.3M) Handout. This guide provides a general overview of My College QuickStart, information on how to access the tool, and best practices that have been successfully implemented by educators to encourage student use of the tool. K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher, Student
My College QuickStart Quick Reference Sheet (pdf/2.72M) Handout. Give this one-page tutorial sheet to students and parents and encourage them to take advantage of the feedback provided after students take the test. Students, Parents
My College QuickStart Parent Letter Template (doc/29K) Handout. Use this template letter to inform parents about My College QuickStart. Parent
My College QuickStart Parent Text for Newsletters (pdf/43K) Handout. Use this "blurb" in communications to parents; e.g., newsletters, email messages, to inform them about My College QuickStart. Copy the text using the Select Text icon in the toolbar, then paste it by going to Edit then Paste, or Ctrl + V. Parent
My College QuickStart Parent/Guardian Consent Form
English
(doc/40K)
Spanish (doc/43K)
Handout. Schools may distribute this template letter to the parent/guardian of students who are under 13 years of age, as parent/guardian permission is required to create their MCQS accounts. Parent
My College QuickStart Get Connected: Creating a Free collegeboard.com Student Account (pdf/1.0M) Handout. This "how to" reference sheet walks students through the process of creating a free www.collegeboard.com account. This account must be set up in order for students to access their My College QuickStart accounts.  K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher, Student
My College QuickStart Get Connected: Connecting with an Access Code (pdf/1.2M) Handout. This "how to" reference sheet walks students through the process of setting up their My College QuickStart accounts using their unique access code that is printed on the Score Report Plus. K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher, Student
My College QuickStart Lesson Plan: My Online Score Report (pdf/619K) Handout. Helps high school students explore the features of the online score report, including reviewing and understanding missed and omitted test questions K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher, Student
My College QuickStart Lesson Plan: My SAT Study Plan™ (pdf/635K) Handout. Helps high school students understand how to begin preparing for the SAT. K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher, Student

My College QuickStart Lesson Plan: My Personality  (pdf/581K)

Handout. Helps students become familiar with the concepts of self-exploration and personality typing and how these concepts relate to goal making and future planning.

K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher, Student
My College QuickStart Lesson Plan: My Majors (pdf/595K) Handout. Helps students learn more about their selected major and assists them in determining their education goals, including how to prepare for those goals in the present. K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher, Student
My College QuickStart Lesson Plan: My Careers (pdf/595K) Handout. Helps students identify careers that may be suited to their personality type and provides information on how to begin planning their career goals. K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher, Student

My College QuickStart Lesson Plan: My College Matches (pdf/784K)

Handout. Helps students explore the colleges that appear in their list, and informs them on how to use search criteria to update their college match results.

K-12 Counselor, K-12 Teacher, Student

MyRoad
Using MyRoad (ppt/4.4M) Presentations. Schools can use this presentation to provide students, parents, and educators with an overview of the features and functionality of MyRoad. Student
PSAT/NMSQT and MyRoad Majors (pdf/76K) Handout. This table maps the college majors that appear on the PSAT/NMSQT Score Report with the majors on the MyRoad website. Student
MyRoad Features Mapped to ASCA National Standards (pdf/32K) Handout. This chart shows you how the different features of MyRoad meet ASCA's National Standards For School Counseling Programs. K-12 Counselor
MyRoad Parental Consent Form
English
(doc/40K)
Spanish (doc/38K) 
Handouts. Schools may use this template to obtain parental permission for students under the age of thirteen to create their MyRoad accounts. Parent
Lesson Plans for MyRoad Careers (pdf/158K) Handout. These lesson plans are designed to assist students in establishing long-term career goals using MyRoad's Research Careers feature. K-12 Counselor
Lesson Plans for MyRoad Colleges (pdf/195K) Handout. These lesson plans are designed to assist students in utilizing MyRoad's Find a College feature for choosing and applying to colleges. K-12 Counselor
Lesson Plans for MyRoad I.D. Me (pdf/94K) Handout. The I.D. Me lesson plans introduce students to the ORA Personality Profiler®. K-12 Counselor
Lesson Plans for MyRoad Majors (pdf/251K) Handout. These lesson plans intend to help students research and decide which area(s) of study they would like to pursue in college. K-12 Counselor
Lesson Plans for MyRoad My Plan (pdf/88.K) Handout. These lesson plans are designed to help students use MyRoad's My Plan feature to record, manage, and track their activity and interests. K-12 Counselor

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