Interpreting the PSAT

                    PSAT Scores (Multiply PSAT subject score by 10 to estimate SAT score)

 

Subject Scores

PSAT Estimated SAT Estimated ACT

30-44 300-440 18-19 Acceptable

45-55 450-550 20-22 OK

56-59 560-590 23-25 Good

60-69 600-690 26-29 Very Good

70-80 700-800 30-36 Excellent

 

Section Index (Composite)

PSAT Estimated SAT Estimated ACT

90-134 900-1340 18-19 Acceptable

135-165 1350-1659 20-22 OK

166-180 1660-1800 23-25 Good

181-209 1801-2099 26-29 Very Good

210-240 2100-2400 30-36 Excellent

 

Example of how colleges use SAT or ACT scores.

U of Idaho prospective students must meet the following combination of cumulative GPA and test scores:

PFHS - GPA ACT Composite SAT Verbal + Math

3.00 - 4.00 and Any Score or Any Score

2.60 - 2.99 and 15 - 36 or 790- 1600

2.50 - 2.59 and 17 - 36 or 870 - 1600

2.40 - 2.49 and 19 - 36 or 930 - 1600

2.30 - 2.39 and 21 - 36 or 1000 - 1600

2.20 - 2.29 and 23 - 36 or 1070 - 1600

 

                    Other Information

Review your percentiles (% of college bound juniors you scored higher than)

Review your answers (question #, correct answer, your answer, & difficulty level)

Improve Your Skills (See study guide at bottom of the PSAT score report)

Check on-line for a personalized study guide, colleges, majors, & careers (use your on-line code)

 

                    Counselor Advice

Take ACT or SAT again at start of your senior year if needed.

Sign up for the ACT online at www.actstudent.org

Post Falls High School code is 130505.

Take challenging college prep courses all 4 years in high school.

Study, and review prior to taking the ACT or SAT

If your PSAT section index is above 195 -

Take the SAT spring of Junior year for National Merit Consideration.