Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The PSAT/NMSQT assessments measure mathematics, reading, and writing. The tests focus on reasoning skills, knowledge, and comprehension. They are one indicator of college readiness and provide students the opportunity to prepare for college entrance exams. Additionally, students in grade 11 who take the PSAT/NMSQT are eligible to compete for National Merit Scholarships. Additional information on the PSAT/NMSQT can be found at the College Board PSAT website at https://www.collegeboard.org/.
Test Day and Post-Test Resources:
From the College Board:
The College Board has a deep respect for student privacy, and we are committed to protecting it. We are a signatory, with more than 200 K-12 school service providers and education leaders, of the Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy, a public commitment for the responsible collection and use of student data. You can learn more here, including about the principles that ensure our commitment to privacy. It details what is collected and how we use the information collected.
Additionally, here are answers to some questions we frequently receive.
Q: Does the College Board sell student data?
The College Board does not sell student data. Through Student Search Service, students may participate in a voluntary program that connects students with information about educational and financial aid opportunities from nearly 1700 colleges, universities, scholarship programs and educational organizations. When students take the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10, they are asked if they want to participate. By opting in, they give the College Board permission to share their name and limited information with college and scholarship programs looking for students like them. The College Board never shares social security number, actual test scores, self-reported parental income, disabilities, or phone numbers as part of Student Search Service. Participation is completely voluntary and students can opt out at any time. Eligible institutions sign a license agreement with the College Board, and the College Board consistently monitors their use of student information for compliance. After a five year term, the institutions must permanently destroy the data.
Q: Does the College Board make unsolicited phone calls or send unsolicited texts?
We do not send students text messages or emails or call them on the phone unless they specifically opt in to the communication.
PSAT/NMSQT: Call: 866-433-7728