Avoiding Score Report Delays
The common causes of PSAT/NMSQT reporting delays
Speed the return of your students' score reports by taking these steps to avoid the most common causes of reporting delays:
- Return answer sheets right away. Late receipt of answer sheets from schools is one of the most common causes of delays in score reporting. Return answer sheets within two working days of the test.
- Use the correct shipping materials. Schools sometimes return answer sheets using their own boxes or labels, which can cause delays or even loss of answer sheets. Another cause of delay is returning standard answer sheets in the envelope marked for nonstandard (SSD) answer sheets. Make sure you're using the correct labels, envelopes, and/or boxes by following the directions in the Supervisor's Manual.
- Sign the Supervisor's Report. Don't let a missing signature hold up the works. Make sure you sign in pencil.
- Check gridding on the Supervisor's Report. Common errors occur when the number of students entered on the report doesn't match the number of answer sheets sent from a school. School codes are often incorrectly gridded or missing. Go over these details to prevent your school's reports from being put on hold until the errors are fixed.
- Check students' gridding. Make sure the correct school codes are entered on their answer sheets and that students' grade levels are marked correctly.
- Include required Nonstandard Administration Forms. Be sure all Nonstandard Administration Forms are completed and submitted as directed in the Supervisor's Manual.