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

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on February 7, 2020

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 by Jason Robinovitz on December 12, 2019

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

SAT Tutoring and Scoring: Sometimes Results Are a Mystery

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on September 18, 2019

We fully expect that virtually all students who follow our recommended regimen of prep for standardized tests –SAT, ACT, and SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) – will see significant score increases over the course of tutoring and on the actual tests. We have over 30 years of history that validate our expectation after helping thousands of students accomplish exactly that…

Topics: Test Scores, SAT

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Topics: Test Scores, SAT

Colleges that Do NOT Superscore the SAT

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on August 17, 2017

What is the SAT Superscore?

Let's begin by briefly explaining how to superscore the SAT. As an example, we will assume you took the SAT three times and obtained the following scores:

Topics: Test Scores, ACT/SAT, SAT

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Topics: Test Scores, ACT/SAT, SAT

WHAT? No Credits Toward College Graduation for Good AP Scores?

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on July 31, 2017

We bring to your attention this blog published in early May of this year on cnbc.com concerning students who take AP tests:

Topics: AP Exams, Test Scores, College Admission, College Application, College Planning

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Topics: AP Exams, Test Scores, College Admission, College Application, College Planning

FSU Released their Final Freshmen Decisions

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on March 23, 2015

 

Florida State released their final freshman decisions last Wednesday after the close of school. Director of Admissions Janice Finney explained that the school deferred more students in December than in the past, so more students received final decisions. Of those deferred in December, students who did not provide mid-year grades were not reconsidered.

This year’s accepted freshman profile...

Topics: Test Scores, Test-Prep, Private-School

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Topics: Test Scores, Test-Prep, Private-School