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Before the Test

Distributing materials and posting information before the PSAT/NMSQT

Post information for students

Before distributing test materials, post the following in a place visible to all students:

  • Your school's six-digit code
  • Your school's address
  • Test date
  • Start time (to be filled in later)
  • Stop time (to be filled in later)
  • Break (to be filled in later)

If you are testing students from other schools, post the schools' six-digit codes, if known. Also post the code(s) for any student who is homeschooled or whose residential mailing address is outside the United States or Puerto Rico.

Distributing tests to testing rooms

When you remove tests from secure storage on test day, count and verify the number of test books given to each assistant. Distribute and collect materials in such a way that no student has access to test books except while taking the test.

Customized Entry Pages

Optional Codes

If you would like score reports (and score labels and rosters) returned in a particular order, e.g., by teacher, assign two-digit codes to each teacher and have students grid the Optional Code section of the answer sheet with the appropriate teacher code. Download the Supervisor's Manual (.pdf/810K)  for more information.

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