Every fall, students take the PSAT/NMSQT to help determine their level of readiness for college. The PSAT/NMSQT Summary Reports summarize the characteristics, scores, and educational plans of the sophomores and juniors who took the exam.
Putting the numbers in context
Refer to your School (or System) Summary of Answers and Skills Reports to compare your local data with the national- and state-level data on these reports.
PSAT/NMSQT data and AP
Using PSAT/NMSQT data, researchers have found that PSAT/NMSQT scores are predictive of AP Exam performance. As a result, the College Board developed AP Potential, a free, web-based tool that allows schools to generate rosters of students who are likely to score a 3 or better on a given AP Exam. AP Potential is designed to help schools increase access to AP and to ensure that no student who has the chance of succeeding in AP is overlooked.