Getting and Using Your Scores

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Getting your scores

College Board will send you a PSAT 8/9 score report in mid- to late-April. It is a hard-copy mailing that will be sent to the home address you listed when registering for the test.

If you have not received your report by May 15, email us and we will assist you in requesting a reprint.

Giving your school your scores

If schools request it, Duke TIP tells them which of their students took the PSAT 8/9. However, we do not provide them with scores. If you would like your school to receive your child’s scores, you will need to provide them with a copy of your score report.

Updating your address

Send any changes to your student’s name, mailing address, or email to Duke TIP at If you change your information through another method, it will not reach College Board.

Per College Board guidelines, the US Postal Service also will not forward test scores with an address forward service.

Using your scores

Score Results Summary

College Board’s score report compares your child's scores against eighth- and ninth-grade testers from across the country. As an additional benefit, we also create a Score Results Summary (PDF) that compares your student with other 4th–6th Grade Talent Search participants.  

We post an updated version online a few weeks after we receive score data for all of our students. That is typically in early May.

Download the 2017–2018 Score Results Summary (PDF)

Making an educational plan

Parents can use PSAT 8/9 scores to build an educational plan that responds to their children’s needs. For instance, if your student scored extremely well in math, you might want to speak with teachers about accelerated math options.

Our blog, Gifted Today, contains helpful articles and resources about creating educational plans, academic enrichments, and advocating for your child. You may find additional advice and resources through the National Association of Gifted Children. You could also look at our offerings, like Academic AdventureseInvestigatorsCRISIS, and our Independent Learning products.


Beginning this year, all students who accept the challenge of taking the PSAT 8/9 will receive a commendation in the mail. High-scoring students will also be featured on the PSAT 8/9 honoree list (PDF). Students in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search will no longer receive invitations to attend the 7th Grade Talent Search ceremonies.


Qualifying scores

Students who score in the top 10 percent of national test takers four grades above their current grade level will have their names included in the list of 2019 PSAT 8/9 honorees. For example, TIP fourth graders are compared against national eighth graders.

For 2018–2019, those scores are as follows.

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
4 ≥ 520 ≥ 500
5 ≥ 560 ≥ 550
6 ≥ 600 ≥ 580