What is the PSAT?

The PSAT is a nationwide, multiple-choice test taken by about 3.4 million high school students every year - mostly sophomores and juniors. A great practice for the SAT and even the ACT, the PSAT includes math, critical reading and writing questions. However, with no algebra II or essay section, it is shorter than the SAT and ACT.  The PSAT doesn't count towards college admissions. However, it is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships. The PSAT test was given to all sophomores at James Logan on Oct 25, 2017.

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(Sophomores take PSAT for free.  Sophomores DO NOT buy a ticket!)


Understanding your PSAT score

Counselors will be working with small group of students in the first week of January to review student PSAT scores.  All sophomores will receive their PSAT score report from their counselor during these small-group sessions.  All other grade levels will be able to pick theirs up at the College & Career Center.  Below are some resources to better help you understand your score.

Introduction Video

This YouTube video gives a brief introduction on how to interpret and use PSAT scores.


This presentation gives details on how to interpret PSAT scores, the different sections of the report, and how to log into My College Quickstart - free individualized account for students to review PSAT scores, learn about potential success in AP classes, prepare for SAT, and learn about colleges.

Sample Score Report

See a sample score report with explanation.


Next Step... Log into your My College QuickStart account*

* Use the online access code printed on your PSAT score report to log in.