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How to convert PSAT Raw Score to a scaled score

cyancyancyancyan Posts: 9Registered User New Member
edited September 2013 in National Merit Scholarships
Dear All,

I guess there may be some other people having asked similar questions before. I have tried googling the internet and this site. But I cannot find the answer. I am sorry if I missed the answers in previous threads.

Here is my question:

PSAT Critical Reading contains Section 1 (24 questions) and Section 3 (48 questions). Therefore, the highest raw score one can get is 72. However, according to "2012 PSAT/NMSQT Score Conversion Tables" at College Board site, the highest raw score is only 48, which seems to me it's only for Section 3 (http://professionals.collegeboard.com/profdownload/understanding-psat-nmsqt-scores.pdf, page 4).

So...

How to convert the raw scores in section 1 to a scaled score then?

Thank you, in advance, for your help.
Post edited by cyancyan on

Replies to: How to convert PSAT Raw Score to a scaled score

  • NaperMomNaperMom Posts: 126Registered User Junior Member
    Section 1 contained questions 1-24. Section 3 contained questions 25-48. The total was 48 questions when you combine both sections. Hope this helps.
  • cyancyancyancyan Posts: 9Registered User New Member
    OMG, I cannot believe that I made such a no-brain mistake!

    Thank you so much!!
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