PSAT 8/9 Assessment Report

Once you take a full length assessment, our properietary algorithm identifies the top three areas for each section of the test. The algorithm is based on Lean Six Sigma Principles. A typical test prep book has over 1000 questions, so knowing which questions will help improve your score will minimize your efforts and maximize the results. Our approach identifies ~300 questions you need to practice to gain mastery of the concepts.

Your Total Score

810

| 240 to 1440

Section Score

380

| 120 to 720

Your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score

420

| 120 to 720

Your Math Score

Each content section score ranges from 120 to 720 and total score ranges from 240 to 1440.
If scores are at or above the benchmark scores, you will likely be ready for first-year college courses.
Your test scores are only estimate, not precise measures, of your educational development.
Projected scores are based on the assumption that you get two or three additional questions correct on each section.

A student’s percentile rank represents the percentage of students who score equal to or lower than their score. A rank of 60, for example, means that 60% of students received scores that are the same as or lower than your score.

Top Three Focus Areas

Your top three focus areas are derived from the Pareto charts (see below). The top three areas offer the most opportunity for you to improve your score.

While other PSAT® prep programs and tutors focus on strategies and rote practice to improve score, we identify the skill deficiencies to personalize content. You will be more confident in your ability to answer question on the test once you gain sufficient proficiency in these concepts.

Pareto Charts

Pareto chart provides information on the content areas that offer the greatest opportunity for growth. To improve your high school readiness, you need to improve your proficiency in the topics with the most errors.

RC1 - Vocabulary
RC2 - Explicit Idea
RC3 - Implied Idea
RC4 - Supporting Material
RC5 - Tone, Attitude, and Purpose
To reduce 80% of your errors in the Reading test, work on your proficiency in the following topics: RC2, RC4, RC3,
WL1 - Grammar
WL2 - Vocabulary
WL3 - Sentence Structure
WL4 - Punctuation
WL5 - Approach and Intention
WL6 - Effective Sentences
To reduce 80% of your errors in the Writing and Language test, work on your proficiency in the following topics: WL4, WL5, WL3
MA1 - Number and Operations
MA2 - Basic Algebra
MA3 - Advanced Algebra
MA4 - Geometry
To reduce 80% of your errors in the Math - No Calculator test, work on your proficiency in the following topics: MA2
MC1 - Number and Operations
MC2 - Basic Algebra
MC3 - Advanced Algebra
MC4 - Geometry
MC5 - Data Analysis, Probability and Statistics
MC6 - Other Topics
To reduce 80% of your errors in the Math - Calculator test, work on your proficiency in the following topics: MC1, MC2

How to read the Pareto chart?

  • The horizontal axis lists content areas that make up the tests e.g., Punctuation in Writing and Language
  • The vertical axis notes the percentage of total error contributed by each content area. The tallest bar is listed first (from left) and this denotes the content area where you had the most mistakes.
  • To maximize your score, start with the left most content area and improve your proficiency. Then move to the next content area and so on.