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PSAT™ scores for SBISD students continue to exceed state in every grade


Results from College Board® show Spring Branch ISD students outperformed their peers across the state on 2022 PSAT™ assessments in grades 8 – 11.

In Fall 2022, over 8,900 SBISD students in grades 8-11 took the PSAT™ 8/9 or the PSAT/NMSQT® assessment, which focuses on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Math. Even with the large numbers of tested students, the district outperformed counterparts from across the state in all grades and subjects.

As an example, the performance of SBISD eighth graders taking the PSAT™ 8/9 increased to pre-pandemic levels, matching 2018 results. In 2022, SBISD students outscored statewide peers by 45 points and peers across the nation by 40 points.

* Fall 2022 data for the College Board® report is accurate as of Jan. 6. 2023.

Other points of pride from SBISD’s PSAT™ 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT® assessment data include:

  • The total mean score for ninth graders on the PSAT™ 8/9 was 61 points higher than the state and 44 points higher than the nation.
  • The total mean score of 10th graders on the PSAT/NMSQT® was 15 points higher than the state and exceeded the state in both ERW by 4 points, and in Math by 11 points.
  • The total mean score of 11th graders on the PSAT/NMSQT® was 35 points higher than the state and exceeded the state in both ERW by 13 points, and in Math by 22 points.

SBISD is committed to providing students with access to postsecondary pathways. Starting in eighth grade, the PSAT™ 8/9 establishes a baseline measurement of college and career readiness, establishes student accounts with the College Board, and provides feedback to students and educators in areas that measure the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in college.

Participation in the College Board assessments continues to remain high due to the district’s commitment to the School Day program, offering the PSAT™ 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT® to all students in grades 8-11. 

“These scores are a reflection of not only our students’ hard work and dedication but also our teachers and administrators who actively provide our students with the resources to help them succeed,” said Dr. Jennifer Blaine, SBISD Superintendent of Schools. “They work very hard to ensure our students reach their full potential.” 

PSAT/NMSQT® is a registered trademark of the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which are not affiliated with, and do not endorse Spring Branch ISD.