Colleges don't look at PSAT scores. The PSAT score earned during 11th grade will determine if S qualifies for NMSF (score of say 220 out of 240, varies by state), commended student (score over approx 201), etc. The purpose to taking a soph PSAT is to see if he would even be close in the running for the above during Jr year. However, if your son has recently had a concussion, then his soph PSAT score may be skewed and may inadvertently discourage him. If he got a poor score, he would not know if it was due to the concussion, or his baseline aptitude and thus it may affect his attitute towards the real, 11th gr PSAT. Thus, if it were my S, I would skip the PSAT this year, use the practice test/booklet and make him sit down and take it under test conditions maybe 6 months from now, when he has more fully recovered, self score it, and use those results to make his future decisions (i.e. is his score close to 200 or close to 220). Colleges will take positive note if he is a NMSF (score around 220).
BTW, the only reason to take a soph PSAT is if you are very smart so that you think you might have a chance for NMSF. For most people, it's not necessary.
Last edited by YoHoYoHo; 10-06-2012 at 08:20 PM.