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Everybody knows the old saying, “You reap what you sow.” Just as high school juniors (and some sophomores) take the PSAT in October, so do they receive their scores in December or maybe early January. In some ways, taking the test is the easy part. While there are some good reasons to take the PSAT, the college application is not one of them, since schools won’t use these scores for admissions purposes. This explains why some students–and their parents–might find understanding PSAT scores trickier than answering test questions. To understand the PSAT score report, you must understand both the arbitrary scale and a deceptive similarity to the SAT. PSAT SCALE Anyone who has come up through the American education system understands tests scores on the 1-100 scale or in letter form from A to F. We also grasp the complexities of 4-point GPAs in comparison to 5-point scales. But what…

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Take a official, full length practice PSAT under proctored conditions at our Brighton office, and find out your score as soon as you are done! The fee for this proctored test is $40. Only 18 seats are available, and priority goes to students enrolled in our October PSAT Quick Review. Participants MUST register in advance by emailing [email protected] Students should bring pencils, snacks, watches, and calculators. We always administer the full-length SAT from the most recent College Board student bulletin.   Frequently Asked Questions Why are high-quality practice tests so important? What makes a practice test high quality? Are practice tests all that is needed for a higher score?

Anyone who knows Chariot Learning knows that we proctor a LOT of practice exams, most of them free. Because of our community work with libraries and schools, we field a LOT of calls regarding the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and, of course, practice exams. I’ve noticed recently that some of these topics are overlapping in unexpected and unhelpful ways: ME: “Have you considered having your son take a practice SAT?” PARENT: “Yes, we registered for the PSAT.” ME: “No, I mean a practice SAT.” PARENT: “Right, the PSAT.” ME: (⊙_◎) Perhaps the point is not obvious. The PSAT clearly provides some degree of practice for the SAT. However, beyond the picayune distinction that the P in PSAT stands for Preliminary, the PSAT is not exactly a practice SAT and does not provide all the benefits a perfect practice SAT can. CONTENT Every question on the PSAT reflects the structure and content…

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The question of whether to take the PSAT/NMSQT crosses the mind of every high school junior. If nothing else, the PSAT provides insight into the more important (from a college admissions perspective) SAT. That explains why my team and I—long out of high school, mind you—pay so much attention to each year’s tests. Kaeti Stoss taught this season’s PSAT review sessions and compiled some valuable notes about the most distinctive aspects of the Saturday and Wednesday PSATs READING While the Reading sections adhered to established trends, one notable divergence was the absence of old passages; every passage was published in 1970 or later. These more current passages undoubtedly pleased most students, who tend to abhor the classics. Interestingly, the passages in the Founding Documents category were excerpted from President George H. W. Bush’s famous “thousand points of light” speech and Malala Yousafzai’s acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize. WRITING…

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Take the PSAT/NMSQT at your high school or an alternate location. The College Board offers a primary test day, which is a weekday when most high schools administer the tests, along with Saturday and alternate dates. The 2018 PSAT/NMSQT dates are as follows: Primary test day: Wednesday, October 10 Saturday test day: October 13 Alternate test day: Wednesday, October 24 Your school will let you know when and how to register for the PSAT/NMSQT. Note that, even though the PSAT is administered in October, schools don’t give back scores until December or January.   Frequently Asked Questions Why take the PSAT? What does the PSAT have to do with scholarships? What do PSAT scores mean? What do PSAT scores REALLY mean?

Take the PSAT/NMSQT at your high school or an alternate location. The College Board offers a primary test day, which is a weekday when most high schools administer the tests, along with Saturday and alternate dates. The 2018 PSAT/NMSQT dates are as follows: Primary test day: Wednesday, October 10 Saturday test day: October 13 Alternate test day: Wednesday, October 24 Your school will let you know when and how to register for the PSAT/NMSQT. Note that, even though the PSAT is administered in October, schools don’t give back scores until December or January.   Frequently Asked Questions Why take the PSAT? What does the PSAT have to do with scholarships? What do PSAT scores mean? What do PSAT scores REALLY mean?

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