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State Summary Reports

Compare your school's PSAT/NMSQT performance to the state's and the nation's

PSAT/NMSQT State Summary Reports provide data on participation and performance for juniors and sophomores who took the PSAT/NMSQT. New reports are available annually in February and include:

  • Number of test-takers
  • Percentage meeting the College Readiness Benchmark
  • Ethnic background
  • Participation in Student Search Service® (SSS®)
  • Self-reported GPA
  • Year completing high school and entering college
  • Performance by score range
  • College major of interest

State-level data is also compared to all students who took the PSAT/NMSQT. Learn more:

Highlights of 2013 Junior Data

  • 1,579,720 juniors took the PSAT/NMSQT.
  • 52.9% of juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT were female; 47.1% were male.
  • Of those indicating racial/ethnic background, 45.3% of juniors indicated a category other than "white," an increase from 44.2% in 2012.
  • Junior average scores for 2013 (with comparison to 2012 data):
    • Critical Reading: 47.4 (0.3 decrease)
    • Math: 48.6 (no change)
    • Writing Skills: 45.9 (0.6 decrease)
  • College majors of interest to the Class of 2015 include: health professions and sciences, 19.6%; engineering, 11.0%; business management, 9.3%; visual and performing arts, 8.1%; biological sciences, 5.5%; psychology, 4.1%; and security and protective services, 4.1%. The strongest interest among males was engineering (19.6%); females' most frequently indicated interest was health professions and sciences (27.1). 11.1% were undecided about a college major.

Highlights of 2013 Sophomore Data

  • 1,662,939 sophomores took the PSAT/NMSQT.
  • 51.3% of sophomores who took the PSAT/NMSQT were female; 48.7% were male.
  • Of those indicating racial/ethnic background, 50.7% of sophomores indicated a category other than "white," an increase from 50.3% in 2012.
  • Sophomore average scores for 2013 (with comparison to 2012 data):
    • Critical Reading: 42.6 (0.5 decrease)
    • Math: 43.5 (0.1 decrease)
    • Writing Skills: 41.2 (0.6 decrease)
  • College majors of interest to the Class of 2016 include: health professions and sciences, 17.8%; visual and performing arts, 9.5%; engineering, 10.4%; business management, 7.2%; biological sciences, 5.2%; and security and protective services, 4.7%; and "other", 3.7%. The strongest interest among males was engineering (18.9%); females' most frequently indicated interest was health professions and sciences (25.5%). About 13.2% were undecided about a college major.

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