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Scoring YourPSAT/NMSQTPractice Test #1 Congratulations on completing a PSAT/NMSQT practice test. To score your test, use theseinstructions and the conversion tables and answer key at the end of this document.Scores OverviewThe redesigned PSAT/NMSQT will provide more information about your learning by reportingmore scores than ever before. Each of the redesigned assessments (SAT , PSAT/NMSQT,PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9) will report test scores and cross-test scores on a common scale.Additionally, subscores will be reported to provide additional diagnostic information to students,educators, and parents. For more details about scores, visit collegereadiness.collegeboard.org.The practice test you completed was written by the College Board’s Assessment Design &Development team using the same processes and review standards used when writing theactual PSAT/NMSQT. Everything from the layout of the page to the construction of the questionsaccurately reflects what you’ll see on test day.How to Calculate Your Practice Test ScoresGET SET UPYou’ll need the answer sheet that you bubbled in while taking the practice test. You’ll alsoneed the conversion tables and answer key at the end of this document.Using the answer key, count up your total correct answers for each section. You may wantto write the number of correct answers for each section at the bottom of that section in theanswer key.Using your marked-up answer key and the conversion tables, follow the directions to get allof your scores.PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1Created 8/4/20151

GET SECTION AND TOTAL SCORESYour total score on the PSAT/NMSQT practice test is the sum of your Evidence-Based Readingand Writing Section score and your Math Section score. To get your total score, you will convertwhat we call the “raw score” for each section — the number of questions you got right in thatsection — into the “scaled score” for that section, then calculate the total score.GET YOUR EVIDENCE-BASED READING AND WRITING SECTION SCORECalculate your PSAT/NMSQT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section score (it’s on a scaleof 160–760) by first determining your Reading Test score and your Writing and Language Testscore. Here’s how:Count the number of correct answers you got on Section 1 (the Reading Test). There is nopenalty for wrong answers. The number of correct answers is your raw score.Go to Raw Score Conversion Table 1: Section and Test Scores on page 7. Look in the “RawScore” column for your raw score, and match it to the number in the “Reading Test Score”column.Do the same with Section 2 to determine your Writing and Language Test score.Add your Reading Test score to your Writing and Language Test score.Multiply that number by 10. This is your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section score.EXAMPLE: Jennifer answered 29 of the 47 questions correctly on the PSAT/NMSQT ReadingTest and 20 of the 44 questions correctly on the PSAT/NMSQT Writing and Language Test. Usingthe table on page 7, she calculates that she received a PSAT/NMSQT Reading Test score of 28and a PSAT/NMSQT Writing and Language Test score of 22. She adds 28 to 22 (gets 50) and thenmultiplies by 10 to determine her PSAT/NMSQT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Sectionscore of 500.GET YOUR MATH SECTION SCORECalculate your PSAT/NMSQT Math Section score (it’s on a scale of 160–760).Count the number of correct answers you got on Section 3 (Math Test — No Calculator) andSection 4 (Math Test — Calculator). There is no penalty for wrong answers.Add the number of correct answers you got on Section 3 (Math Test — No Calculator) andSection 4 (Math Test — Calculator).Use Raw Score Conversion Table 1: Section and Test Scores to turn your raw score into yourMath Section score.GET YOUR TOTAL SCOREAdd your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section score to your Math Section score. Theresult is your total score on the PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test, on a scale of 320–1520.PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1Created 8/4/20152

GET SUBSCORESSubscores provide more detailed information about your strengths in specific areas withinliteracy and math. They are reported on a scale of 1–15.HEART OF ALGEBRAThe Heart of Algebra subscore is based on questions from the Math Test that focus on linearequations and inequalities.Add up your total correct answers from the following set of questions:Math Test – No Calculator: Questions 1; 3; 5; 7-9; 14-15Math Test – Calculator: Questions 1-2; 5; 8; 11; 24; 27; 29Your total correct answers from all of these questions is your raw score.Use Raw Score Conversion Table 2: Subscores on page 8 to determine your Heart of Algebrasubscore.PROBLEM SOLVING AND DATA ANALYSISThe Problem Solving and Data Analysis subscore is based on questions from the Math Test thatfocus on quantitative reasoning, the interpretation and synthesis of data, and solving problemsin rich and varied contexts.Add up your total correct answers from the following set of questions:Math Test – No Calculator: No QuestionsMath Test – Calculator: Questions 3; 6-7; 9-10; 12-17; 19-23Your total correct answers from all of these questions is your raw score.Use Raw Score Conversion Table 2: Subscores to determine your Problem Solving and DataAnalysis subscore.PASSPORT TO ADVANCED MATHThe Passport to Advanced Math subscore is based on questions from the Math Test that focuson topics central to the ability of students to progress to more advanced mathematics, suchas understanding the structure of expressions, reasoning with more complex equations, andinterpreting and building functions.Add up your total correct answers from the following set of questions:Math Test – No Calculator: Questions 2; 6; 10-13; 16-17Math Test – Calculator: Questions 4; 18; 25; 28; 30-31Your total correct answers from all of these questions is your raw score.Use Raw Score Conversion Table 2: Subscores to determine your Passport to AdvancedMath subscore.PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1Created 8/4/20153

EXPRESSION OF IDEASThe Expression of Ideas subscore is based on questions from the Writing and Language Test thatfocus on topic development, organization, and rhetorically effective use of language.Add up your total correct answers from the following set of questions:Writing and Language Test: Questions 1-2; 5-7; 11; 15-19; 22; 25; 27-28; 30; 32-36; 39-40; 44Your total correct answers from all of these questions is your raw score.Use Raw Score Conversion Table 2: Subscores to determine your Expression of Ideas subscore.STANDARD ENGLISH CONVENTIONSThe Standard English Conventions subscore is based on questions from the Writing andLanguage Test that focus on sentence structure, usage, and punctuation.Add up your total correct answers from the following set of questions:Writing and Language Test: Questions 3-4; 8-10; 12-14; 20-21; 23-24; 26; 29; 31; 37-38; 41-43Your total correct answers from all of these questions is your raw score.Use Raw Score Conversion Table 2: Subscores to determine your Standard EnglishConventions subscore.WORDS IN CONTEXTThe Words in Context subscore is based on questions from both the Reading Test and the Writingand Language Test that address word/phrase meaning in context and rhetorical word choice.Add up your total correct answers from the following set of questions:Reading Test: Questions 5-6; 10; 13; 23-24; 34; 37; 40; 43Writing and Language Test: Questions 1-2; 17; 19; 28; 30; 36; 39Your total correct answers from all of these questions is your raw score.Use Raw Score Conversion Table 2: Subscores to determine your Words in Context subscore.COMMAND OF EVIDENCEThe Command of Evidence subscore is based on questions from both the Reading Test and theWriting and Language Test that ask you to interpret and use evidence found in a wide range ofpassages and informational graphics, such as graphs, tables, and charts.Add up your total correct answers from the following set of questions:Reading Test: Questions 8; 17-18; 22; 26-28; 36; 39; 42Writing and Language Test: Questions 6-7; 15-16; 18; 27; 33-34Your total correct answers from all of these questions is your raw score.Use Raw Score Conversion Table 2: Subscores to determine your Command of Evidencesubscore.PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1Created 8/4/20154

GET CROSS-TEST SCORESThe new PSAT/NMSQT also reports two cross-test scores: Analysis in History/Social Studies andAnalysis in Science. These scores are based on questions in the Reading, Writing and Language,and Math Tests that ask students to think analytically about texts and questions in these subjectareas. Cross-test scores are reported on a scale of 8–38.ANALYSIS IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIESAdd up your total correct answers from the following set of questions:Reading Test: Questions 10-19; 29-37Writing and Language Test: Questions 25; 27-28; 30; 32-33Math Test – No Calculator: Questions 7-8Math Test – Calculator: Questions 1; 13-16Your total correct answers from all of these questions is your raw score.Use Raw Score Conversion Table 3: Cross-Test Scores on page 9 to determine your Analysisin History/Social Studies cross-test score.ANALYSIS IN SCIENCEAdd up your total correct answers from the following set of questions:Reading Test: Questions 20-28; 38-47Writing and Language Test: Questions 15-19; 22Math Test – Calculator: Questions 17; 19; 22-24; 30; 31Your total correct answers from all of these questions is your raw score.Use Raw Score Conversion Table 3: Cross-Test Scores to determine your Analysis in Sciencecross-test score.PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1Created 8/4/20155

PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1: WorksheetsANSWER KEYWriting and Language Test AnswersReading Test Answers1 A11 B21 D31 D41 B1 C11 D21 C31 D41 B2 A12 A22 A32 C42 A2 D12 C22 A32 D42 B3 B13 A23 B33 B43 C3 C13 B23 D33 A43 A4 C14 D24 B34 D44 C4 D14 B24 A34 C44 D5 C15 D25 D35 C45 B5 C15 B25 A35 A6 B16 A26 D36 D46 C6 A16 D26 B36 D7 B17 D27 A37 B47 A7 B17 A27 C37 D8 D18 C28 A38 D8 B18 A28 D38 C9 B19 D29 B39 B9 B19 D29 C39 B10 C20 C30 C40 D10 D20 C30 D40 CREADING TESTRAW SCOREWRITING ANDLANGUAGE TESTRAW SCORE(NUMBER OFCORRECT ANSWERS)(NUMBER OFCORRECT ANSWERS)Math TestNo Calculator AnswersMath TestCalculator Answers1 A11 C1 C11 C21 C2 B12 A2 A12 B22 B3 A13 D3 C13 B23 D4 D14 3004 C14 B24 A5 B15 25 C15 B25 A6 B16 96 D16 C26 D7 A17 47 D17 C27 A8 D8 D18 C28 69 B9 C19 A29 910 D10 B20 C30 51031 51/5 or 10.2MATH TESTNO CALCULATORRAW SCORE(NUMBER OFCORRECT ANSWERS)PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1MATH TESTCALCULATORRAW SCORE(NUMBER OFCORRECT ANSWERS)Created 8/4/20156

PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1: WorksheetsRAW SCORE CONVERSION TABLE 1 SECTION AND TEST SCORESRawScoreRawScoreReadingTest ScoreWriting andLanguageTest ScoreMathSectionScore(# of correctanswers)088160199190210103111141212514(# of correctanswers)ReadingTest ScoreWriting andLanguageTest 25550760CONVERSION EQUATION 1 SECTION AND TEST SCORESConvertREADING TESTSCORE(8-38)READING TESTRAW SCORE(0-47) ConvertWRITING ANDLANGUAGE TESTRAW SCORE(0-44)WRITING ANDLANGUAGETEST SCORE(8-38) MATH TESTNO CALCULATORRAW SCORE(0-17) READING TESTSCORE(8-38) MATH TESTCALCULATORRAW SCORE(0-31)PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1x 10READING ANDWRITINGTEST SCORE(16-76)EVIDENCE-BASEDREADING AND WRITINGSECTION SCORE(160-760) ConvertMATH SECTIONRAW SCORE(0-48) MATH SECTIONSCORE(160-760) EVIDENCE-BASEDREADING AND WRITINGSECTION SCORE(160-760)TOTAL PSAT/NMSQTSCORE(320-1520)Created 8/4/20157

PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1: WorksheetsRAW SCORE CONVERSION TABLE 2 SUBSCORESRawScoreHeart ofAlgebraProblemSolving andData AnalysisPassport toAdvanced MathExpressionof IdeasStandardEnglishConventionsWords inContextCommand 115(# of 2415CONVERSION EQUATION 2 SUBSCORESConvertHEART OF ALGEBRARAW SCORE(0-16)ConvertHEART OF ALGEBRASUBSCORE(1-15)EXPRESSIONOF IDEASRAW SCORE(0-24)ConvertPROBLEMSOLVING AND DATAANALYSIS RAW SCORE(0-16)ConvertEXPRESSIONOF IDEASSUBSCORE(1-15)COMMAND OFEVIDENCERAW SCORE(0-18)ConvertPROBLEMSOLVING AND DATAANALYSIS SUBSCORE(1-15)STANDARD ENGLISHCONVENTIONSRAW SCORE(0-20)COMMAND OFEVIDENCESUBSCORE(1-15)ConvertSTANDARD ENGLISHCONVENTIONSSUBSCORE(1-15)WORDS INCONTEXTRAW SCORE(0-18)WORDS INCONTEXTSUBSCORE(1-15)ConvertPASSPORT TOADVANCED MATHRAW SCORE(0-14)PASSPORT TOADVANCED MATHSUBSCORE(1-15)PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1Created 8/4/20158

PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1: WorksheetsRAW SCORE CONVERSION TABLE 3 CROSS-TEST SCORESRawScore(# of correctanswers)Analysis in History/Social StudiesCross-Test ScoreAnalysis in ScienceCross-Test ScoreRawScore(# of correctanswers)Analysis in History/Social StudiesCross-Test ScoreAnalysis in ScienceCross-Test 2325303738142426313738152526323838162627CONVERSION EQUATION 3 CROSS-TEST SCORESAnalysis in History/Social StudiesTestQuestionsRaw ScoreAnalysis in ScienceQuestionsRaw Score10-19; 29-3720-28; 38-47Writing andLanguage Test25; 27-28; 30; 32-3315-19; 22Math TestNo Calculator7-8None1; 13-1617; 19; 22-24; 30; 31Reading TestMath TestCalculatorTotalConvertANALYSIS IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIESRAW SCORE(0-32)PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1ConvertANALYSIS IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIESCROSS-TEST SCORE(8-38)ANALYSIS IN SCIENCERAW SCORE(0-32)ANALYSIS IN SCIENCECROSS-TEST SCORE(8-38)Created 8/4/20159

PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test #1 Created 8/4/2015 5 Writing and Language Test: Questions 25; 27-28; 30; 32-33 Math Test – Calculator: Questions 1; 13-16 Writing and Language Test: Questions 15-19; 22 GET CROSS-TEST SCORES The new PSAT/NMSQT also reports two cross-test scores: An