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The College Board and PSAT Scores: Oh, No, Not Again!

Last Updated on Feb 7, 2020 5:02:00 AM

The proximate cause of our expression of exasperation with the College Board is the incongruous scoring results of its 2019 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), which was administered last October. and the “Again” part of the title to this blog is a little complicated, so bear with us while we explain.

Topics: Test Scores, PSAT

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Topics: Test Scores, PSAT

Understanding Your PSAT Scores & Their Role in College Admissions

Last Updated on Dec 12, 2019 10:57:12 AM

The PSAT is a critical test that highlights how students should begin preparing for the SAT (and ACT!), and beyond that, for college. Understanding your PSAT score and future SAT/ACT scoring potential are key factors in building your college list. We have some suggestions for maximizing your scores and creating an optimal plan to prepare for future tests. During this informative webinar, you’ll learn: 

• How scores and percentiles are calculated 
• Qualifications for the National Merit Scholarship 
• How college really use test scores 
• Suggestions for maximizing your scores 
• An effective testing calendar for junior and senior year

Topics: Test Scores, PSAT, Webinar

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Topics: Test Scores, PSAT, Webinar

Acing the PSAT Math

Last Updated on Oct 11, 2019 10:14:51 AM

From the “comfort of your own computer,” you’ll follow one of our top test-prep tutors as she guides you through the most effective strategies for PSAT math test questions. You’ll improve your knowledge of the PSAT (and the SAT) by…

Topics: PSAT, Webinar

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Topics: PSAT, Webinar

Acing the PSAT Reading Section

Last Updated on Oct 8, 2019 9:19:12 AM

 

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Topics: PSAT, Webinar

PSAT: The Good, The Very Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Last Updated on Jan 3, 2019 12:01:41 PM

Students who took the October PSATs have had their results for a few weeks, and while that’s mostly good, there’s also some bad and ugly involved. Before we explain, here’s some germane information.

Topics: SAT Test, PSAT, College Board

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Topics: SAT Test, PSAT, College Board

5 Good Reasons to Prepare for the PSAT

Last Updated on Aug 18, 2017 1:25:00 PM

Most schools in October offer the PSAT (a “preliminary” SAT) to their freshman, sophomores, and/or juniors. Regardless of your school’s official testing policy, here are some good reasons why a student should take the PSAT, whose scores are NOT reported to colleges:

Topics: Test-Prep, PSAT

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Topics: Test-Prep, PSAT

Five Effective Ways to Leverage your PSAT Scores

Last Updated on Dec 15, 2014 11:30:00 AM

It’s December – the time when every student across the U.S. who took the PSAT/NMSQT gets back a copy of the PSAT itself, and, most importantly, a score report that breaks down the results on all three test sections: writing, reading, and math, including the student’s responses and the correct responses to every question.

So what’s a motivated student to do with all that feedback? Here are our five suggestions...

Topics: SAT Test, Test-Prep, Educational-Consulting, PSAT

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Topics: SAT Test, Test-Prep, Educational-Consulting, PSAT

3 Key Changes to the New PSAT

Last Updated on Jul 30, 2014 10:43:00 AM

The top factor on any college’s admissions consideration list is a student’s academic record. Number two remains the student’s SAT or ACT scores. That’s why it so important for college-bound students to prepare for these tests. In the case of the SAT, one way to prepare is to take the PSAT in October. The results will provide diagnostic feedback to a student who wants to improve as much as possible for a future SAT. The junior-year PSAT is also the first step toward qualifying for National Merit Scholarships.

Topics: Test-Prep, PSAT

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Topics: Test-Prep, PSAT

PSATs are Back, now what?

Last Updated on Dec 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM

By now, many of you have gotten back your PSAT scores. Please be sure to call us with your PSAT score breakdown (Reading, Math, and Writing scores). 

Topics: Test-Prep, PSAT

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Topics: Test-Prep, PSAT

The PSAT: Things to Remember

Last Updated on Oct 15, 2013 12:00:00 AM

While your junior PSAT score is the initial qualifier for prestigious National Merit Scholarship recognition, this year’s scores are important not only for early college planning, but for identifying your testing strengths and weaknesses so you can more appropriately prepare for the SAT and ACT. After all, these tests are the second most important factor in college admissions, second only to your academic record. The SAT and ACT even play a significant role in financial aid, merit-based scholarships, and placement in freshman college courses.

Topics: Study Tips, PSAT

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Topics: Study Tips, PSAT

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