Posts Tagged ‘New SAT’

Your PSAT Scores Are In, Now What?

High school juniors (and some sophomores) took the College Board’s PSAT in October. Scores of this Preliminary SAT will be released shortly: around December 3rd to educators and December 10th to students. So what do these scores mean and what should you do about them?

Now that your PSAT scores are in, use these tips to plan your next move.

How to interpret your PSAT score: The PSAT is scored out of 760 points per section rather than the total 800…

Mobile, personalized test prep is here – and it’s free!

Many students are on the go all summer, and it can be difficult to schedule time for standardized test preparation. Many students also know that Khan Academy is an online resource that offers SAT practice tests, interactive problems, videos and more.

It is now possible to link your College Board test results with Khan Academy to get a personalized SAT study plan based on your results.

  • Go to SAT Practice, then create an account on Khan Academy, or sign into your existing account.

Five Tips For Reporting SAT, ACT and AP Scores To Colleges

Fall of senior year is here and it is time to get into the nitty-gritty details of applying to colleges. If you want a college to see standardized test scores, you will need to have them sent officially by ACT or by College Board for the SAT and SAT Subject tests. Here are some tips:

1: Decide whether you are submitting scores
Check the college’s website to determine if it is “test optional.” If not, you are required to send your best ACT or SAT scores. If the college offers a test optional…

New College Board Policy Means Easier Access To Testing Accommodations

The College Board has revised its policy for applying for testing accommodations, making it easier for eligible students to receive the support they need on the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject tests and AP exams.

Beginning January 1, 2017 most students who are approved for and are using testing accommodations at their school (through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan) will be approved when they apply to College Board for the same accommodations. Most private school…

Five Tips For Reporting SAT, ACT and AP Scores To Colleges

Fall of senior year has actually arrived and it is time to get into the nitty-gritty details of applying to colleges. If you want a college to see standardized test scores, you will need to have them sent officially by ACT or College Board  for the SAT and SAT Subject tests. Here are some tips:

1: Decide if you are submitting scores.

Check the college’s website to determine if it is test optional.” If not, you are required to send your best ACT or SAT scores. If the college offers a test…

Making Sense of New SAT & ACT Scores

The world of standardized testing has changed significantly over the past 20+ years. The SAT is no longer the “go to” test for college admission; the ACT has acquired a good chunk of the market share and scores on the new (revised) SAT are inflated and thus misleading. This makes it challenging for students to understand their scores and determine which test is a better fit.

The College Board has undergone two major adjustments to the SAT over the past 20 years. The first was in 2005…

PSAT Scores: Making Sense of Your Results

By now most students have received their PSAT score reports, which arrived a month later than College Board, administrator of the test, promised. (As of this writing, however, students from a few high schools still had not received their scores). Beyond the logistical issues, counselors, test preparation professionals and educational consultants nationwide have observed a strange trend related to this crop of PSAT results—the percentiles are unusually high. No one can…

Start Early: Applying for Test Accommodations

Rebecca Kenney

If your child has ever been diagnosed with a learning disability or a medical issue that affects his learning or currently receives accommodations such as extended time or use of a computer at school, then start thinking early about applying for accommodations for the SAT or ACT. The most important message is Start Early! Starting early means ninth grade.

Case Study: Realizing the Need Late in High School

Consider Joey’s story. He was a hard-working, first-born…

Q&A on the New SAT For Class of 2017

Current high school sophomores will be the first class to take the newly revised SAT, which will be offered for the first time in March 2016. The October PSAT in 2015 will also be new. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the new SAT.

Why is College Board Changing the SAT?

There are several reasons. In recent years more high school students have opted for the ACT, which is more aligned with high school curriculum than the SAT. College Board does not want to lose market…

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