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PSAT/NMSQT® District: Templates

Use customizable templates to communicate with your schools

To support your district's efforts to ensure implementation success at your schools, Preliminary SAT®/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) Program has created multiple templates that your district can customize and use to communicate effectively with your schools throughout the PSAT/NMSQT administration cycle. These templates can be used for mailings and email distribution.

Log in to your District Order Summary Page at www.collegeboard.org/school to send email communications directly to your schools' PSAT/NMSQT coordinators. Just select the school(s) from the list that you want to contact, copy and paste one of the customized templates directly into the body of the email, and then send it.

Template Send Purpose
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Spring/Summer, 2013
  • Inform schools that PSAT/NMSQT test fees for students in Participating Grades will be paid for by your district.
  • Encourage schools to order test books in sufficient quantities by June 28 to ensure that they receive the Official Student Guide early.
  • Advise schools that they are not subject to the Unused Test Fee.
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August/September
  • Remind schools to use Prepare for the 2013 PSAT/NMSQT: A Step to the Future, a downloadable presentation that will help introduce students to the PSAT/NMSQT.
  • Advise schools to use the informational flyers included in the Official Educator Guide to communicate with school staff, parents, and students about the test administration.
  • Remind schools that they can visit www.collegeboard.org/psatdownloads to obtain additional resources to help them and their staff prepare for the test administration.
  • Remind schools that the deadline to increase test orders is September 27, 2013.
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September
  • Remind schools about the importance of correct gridding of student grade levels on PSAT/NMSQT answer sheets to avoid incorrect billing of test fees and also to ensure accurate reporting after the test.
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October
  • Remind schools to submit online remittance forms within 48 hours of test day and to follow the instructions about recording the test fees being paid for by your district.
  • Share the document, Instructions for Schools: Completing the Online Remittance Report (.pdf/204K), with your schools to ensure correct billing of test fees under the EPP.
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December
  • Remind schools that student score reports will arrive early this month and that they should also return students' test books to them when they distribute the score reports.
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January
  • Remind schools that the web-based AP Potential tool and the online Summary of Answers and Skills report will become available soon. (Access codes for both are printed on the Roster of Student Scores and Plans, included in score report shipments.)

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