PSAT/SAT Student Score Reports

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Continuing the series of highlighting activities and resources that take place in MASSP’s recently updated Data Analysis Protocol 2.0 Workshop, participants will have the opportunity to review a paper student score report and learn how students can maximize the College Board reporting portal and the online tools to determine their percentile rankings, review questions and answers, improve their scores, find their AP Potential, and send scores to post-secondary institutions.

When logging into the Student Scores Report portal, students will start at the dashboard with their most recent SAT Suite of Assessments test score loaded at the top for their review. Older test scores are listed underneath should a student want to access them. Students can then choose “View Details” to see the breakdown of scores from that test.

When accessing their Report Details, students will be shown their Total Score, followed by their Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (EBRW) and Math Scores. These scores are measured against a color-coded score range. The suggested benchmark score is also used for students to compare their performance.

To further compare their scores and performance level, percentile rankings are used to compare scores against other students across the country who scored at or below their score on the current test being accessed. The rankings are listed for the Total, EBRW, and Math scores.

As students move down the report page, they will access additional score information on their test section scores, subscores, and cross-test scores.

Again, these scores are visually represented on color-coded number lines to help explain a student’s current performance level and which areas need the most improvement.


Another great feature of the student reports portal is the ability for students to review the actual test questions, response selection, and correct choice. This is available for all sections of the tests including Reading, Writing & Language, Math without Calculator, and Math with Calculator. There is basic over information from the test section to identify the total number of questions and how many correct and incorrect answers the student had on the test.

At the bottom of the screen, students can go through each question one-by-one to compare their answers. Each question is available to read and even get feedback that explains why the answers are the best choice. Filters are available to students to better sort their responses based on whether their are correct/incorrect, difficulty level, and subscore or cross-test section.

For students looking for further information about their performance level and what areas are in need of improvement, they can access the Skills Insight section. This area provides details to students based on their score for what skills they are likely able to do, as well as areas to focus on to improve. Skills Insight is available for Reading, Writing & Language, Math, and the Essay sections of the tests.

Along with accessing score report details and insight, students can also review a list of post-secondary institutions that have received their test scores. Students can add to this list at any time by choosing “Send Additional Score Reports” on the screen.

When students log into their score reports portal, additional features are available beyond reviewing scores. Students can connect to their Khan Academy accounts to begin getting individualized practice based on their most recent test performance. They can also look up their AP Potential which determines their likelihood for success in various Advanced Placement courses. Be sure to check out future weblines in this Data Protocol 2.0 Workshop series to learn how principals can access AP Potential to better serve the needs of students in their buildings.

Upcoming Sessions

To learn more about this activity and other great resources you can bring back to your building, register for one of the upcoming Data Analysis Protocol Workshop 2.0 trainings: March 15 (Auburn Hills), March 16 (Marysville), March 19 (Muskegon), and March 22 (Lansing).

For more details or to register for one of these workshops, please visit our events page: http://mymassp.com/eventlist.