Ok I know that kids that are really sick or get into a car accident on the way to the PSAT etc. are allowed to submit their SAT in place of their PSAT. I just learned that a student that took the PSAT but had a lower than anticipated score on his PSAT is being allowed to submit an SAT score in place of his 11th grade PSAT. Evidently he took the PSAT in 10th grade and scored 214 (4 or 5 points bellow our state's cut off anyway) but on his 11th grade PSAT he only scored 1300 which correlates to a lower score than his 10th grade PSAT. They are letting him submit his SAT because of the disparity between the 10th and 11th grade scores.
Has anyone every heard of this before? I heard this directly from his mother who is very aware of NM, as her oldest child was a NMF. When the mom was telling me about this she didn't mention any illness but did volunteer that her son refused to do any prep for the new PSAT.