Dear Northwood School 10th and 11th graders (and their parents):

PSAT Release DatesNext Tuesday, December 12, you will receive your PSAT score report [follow the instructions in your email you get from College Board  or log in here:]. I know the score report may be difficult to understand, so I have compiled some resources to help you interpret the results (and access them).

I will meet with all sophomores and juniors in the auditorium on Tuesday evening at 7:00pm to review your test scores, help you interpret them and give you access to Family Connection, the web site Northwood School uses to help students with the college search and application process.

If you can not access your scores online, that’s okay. I will have a copy of your score report at the meeting.

Currently, Northwood’s college counselors are focusing their attention on the senior class, helping them complete and submit their college applications to meet their January deadlines. When you return from break, college counselors will begin a comprehensive college counseling program for juniors as well as several events for sophomores.

I will see you on Tuesday at 7pm in the auditorium.

John Spear
Director of College Counseling


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Understanding Scores: Find out how your PSAT/NMSQT scores are calculated and what those scores mean.

Sample Score Report: this explains the sections of the score report.

Juniors Who Missed the PSAT/NMSQT in October: If you missed the PSAT/NMSQT in October of your junior year, you can still take advantage of a rich set of SAT study tools, and sign up to hear from colleges.

How-To Videos

Step 1: Access your scores (beginning Tuesday Dec 12):

Step 2: Understanding Your Score Report:

Step 3: Match your College Board account with your Khan Academy® account so you can take advantage of loads of customized, outstanding and FREE SAT prep:


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