COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 28
February 12, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) Summary of Answers
The College Board provides a Summary of Answers for 
students taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude 
Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test 
(PSAT/NMSQT).  The Summary of Answers is available to 
schools having twenty-five or more students taking the 
PSAT/NMSQT.  Last year, for the first time, the 
Department of Education purchased the Summary of Answers 
for each school division.  I am pleased to inform you 
that the department will purchase the 1998-99 Summary of 
Answers.

As you know, the Summary of Answers is a detailed 
analysis of students' performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.  The 
analysis offers information on individual student 
performance, overall school performance, and division-
wide performance.

Regional training workshops for 1999 have not been 
scheduled.  You will be informed when the arrangements 
are complete.  Should you have any questions, you may 
contact Dr. James E. Laws, Jr. at (804) 225-2540.

PDS/mfm