PSAT scores are calculated in much the same way as the new SAT scores:
- Students earn 1 point for each question answered correctly.
- Students neither lose nor gain points for questions answered incorrectly.
- Students neither lose nor gain points for questions that are skipped.
The PSAT is divided into two sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing. Because there is no penalty for guessing, a student’s raw score for both of the main test areas is the number of questions answered correctly. Raw scores are then converted to scaled scores ranging between 160 and 760 (760 is the highest possible score for each section). The raw scores are added together for the total PSAT score, or Selection Index, which ranges between 320 and 1520.
A score over 1070 is considered a good score.