Priced PSAT/NMSQT reports
Student Data File ($50)
The Student Data File is an electronic file provided on CD; it:
- Is available in either Excel-ready or ASCII format. Before ordering, check with your school's data administrator to confirm the best format for your school.
- Enables schools to use and organize student data in spreadsheets or databases.
- Contains each student's PSAT/NMSQT data, including:
- PSAT/NMSQT scores
- Answers to every test question
- Performance on each skill (full list of skills)
- Grade level
- Self-reported high school grade average and college major
- AP Potential™ Indicator for each AP subject for which a given student has a 40 percent or greater likelihood of scoring a 3 or higher on the AP Exam
Here are some suggestions on how to use the Student Data File to help students learn from their PSAT/NMSQT results:
- Add fields relevant for your school. One suggestion is a column with the names of each student's math and English teachers. Other fields you might consider: state test results, current English and math grades (to look for inconsistencies between performance on the PSAT/NMSQT and in the classroom), and any other relevant data that could assist in providing a comprehensive picture of the student.
- Share information with teachers. Sort the data by teacher. Copy data for each teacher's students and paste this data into new spreadsheets. Teachers can add a field to sort students by class.
- Review responses to test questions. Teachers can sort the spreadsheet by responses to PSAT/NMSQT questions. How many students answered a particular question correctly or incorrectly? Did they choose one wrong answer more frequently? Using the test books that schools return to students with their score reports, teachers can review test questions with the class.
School Summary Report ($30)
Schools that want aggregate PSAT/NMSQT statistical information for their 10th- and 11th-grade test-takers should purchase a School Summary Report if they:
- Test fewer than 50 juniors
- Test fewer than 50 sophomores
- Have juniors or sophomores who test at another school
Schools that test at least 50 of their juniors/sophomores automatically receive these data in the School Summary Report sent with score reports in December.
School Summary Reports include:
- The number of students tested
- Critical reading, math, and writing skills score data, including distributions, means, and standard deviations
- The year students plan to complete high school and enter college
- Participation in Student Search Service®
- Self-reported grade average
- Ethnic background
- College major of choice
Ordering optional reports
Place your order online by logging on to the PSAT/NMSQT Coordinator site. The ordering deadlines are:
- Nov. 21, 2014, to receive these items in late December 2014
- Jan. 2, 2015, to receive them in late January 2015
- Any time between Jan. 5 and April 1, 2015, to receive the reports 3-5 weeks after the date the order is placed