Posts Tagged ‘PSAT’

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…

Fast Facts About The PSAT

This fall, most juniors will take the PSAT, a practice standardized test that is very similar to the SAT used in college admissions. Both tests have similar content, format and scoring, and the PSAT is considered good preparation for and helpful in predicting SAT scores.

  • The PSAT includes two components:

                  1. Evidence Based Reading and Writing

                  2. Math

  • Within the Evidence Based Reading and Writing there are two tests: the Reading Test and the Writing and Language Test.
  • There is

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…

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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