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Do PSAT Scores Matter?

Do PSAT Scores Matter?

High school students often spend a significant amount of time preparing for the SAT, an exam that plays an important role in college admissions. Often, a part of students’ prep includes taking the PSAT—a shorter version of the SAT, typically taken by high school sophomores and juniors. Administered by the College Board in October, the PSAT gives students a taste of the college entrance exam experience, without the high stakes of scores affecting college admissions. While a student’s PSAT score can’t help or hurt college opportunities like an SAT score can, a good performance on the PSAT is important in other ways. PSA ... Read More About Do PSAT Scores Matter?

What is an Average PSAT Score?

What is an Average PSAT Score?

As you prepare to take the PSAT, it is good to have a broader context in which you may view your PSAT score. First, it’s important to be aware that you’ll get your PSAT score back in a few different ways. An average PSAT score is made up of several different scores, such as your total score, section scores for Math, Reading, and Writing and Language sections, and your Selection Index. Looking at the combination of scores, it may initially be difficult to determine how well you did on the PSAT. Once you understand how the PSAT is scored, you’ll have an easier time determining an average PSAT score, and seeing where you fall o ... Read More About What is an Average PSAT Score?

What to Know About the Updated SAT Suite of Assessments

What to Know About the Updated SAT Suite of Assessments

The SAT, a standardized test commonly used as a measure for college admissions, has undergone many changes since its inception in 1926. Its most recent update has been its transformation to the SAT Suite of Assessments, which includes four tests that span middle and high school. Regardless of your grade level, and if you’ve already taken an older version of the exam, here’s what you need to know about the updated SAT Suite of Assessments: New tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments In addition to the already established SAT and PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), the Suite now includes the P ... Read More About What to Know About the Updated SAT Suite of Assessments

How to Manage Your Time on the PSAT

How to Manage Your Time on the PSAT

One of the hardest things to master on a standardized test is timing. Often, students fail to pace themselves, and they finish their exams too quickly, with too many incorrect answers. Similarly, students may also work too slowly and leave a number of questions unanswered. If you are still questioning if you should take the PSAT, this may help you. Thus, one of the keys to success on the PSAT is timing. When you become familiar with how to manage your time on the PSAT, you may just increase your score. Here's how to do so: Evaluate your current performance The first step in learning how to manage your time on the PSAT is to examine you ... Read More About How to Manage Your Time on the PSAT

How Will the PSAT Change in 2015?

How Will the PSAT Change in 2015?

Current high school freshmen and sophomores will face a revised version of the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) beginning in the fall of 2015. The PSAT is an important step in preparing for the SAT (after all, it is very much like a dress rehearsal!), and its modifications reflect the significant changes that will occur on the SAT beginning in the spring of 2016. Now more than ever, it is critical that students study for and complete the PSAT. Review the below information to ensure you do so as accurately and efficiently as possible. Here are some great things to know about the PSAT. How will the content of the PSAT change? The 2014 version of the PS ... Read More About How Will the PSAT Change in 2015?

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