Now That I Have My Teen’s PSAT Scores . . . How Well Did My Teen Do?

Now That I Have My Teen’s PSAT Scores . . . How Well Did My Teen Do?

Your teen's score report will not just reveal a single reading, math and writing score but several subscores. Now that I have my teen’s scores, will we be able to see the test booklet? Scores were released online December 11-13 (depending on the state being accessed from). Schools decide how and when to distribute the test booklet, typically prior to winter break. So now that you have your teen’s PSAT score report in hand, what do all of these scores mean!? Each of the assessments in the PSAT Suite reports a Total Score which is the sum of the two section scores – Evidence-Based Reading and Math. The score ranges per section from 160 – 760. Each section is made of of three Test Scores : Reading, Writing/Language and Math: The scores ranges from 8-38. NOTE: The Section Score is created by adding the Reading and Writing/Language Test Scores and multiplying that number by 10. The Math Test Score is multiplied by 20. The Total Score comes...
Read More
Why Your Teen’s PSAT Score is Important

Why Your Teen’s PSAT Score is Important

The PSAT is given in many counties as early as grade 8 through grade 11. Parents are more mindful of the the 10th grade PSAT and often regard the one to be taken in 11th grade as superfluous. Not so! Learn the purpose of the sophomore PSAT and why the one taken by juniors is so important. Taking the PSAT as a 10th grader is a great opportunity to experience the exam which is why most schools – both public and private – want their students to take it. I advise parents to have their students take this administration seriously. This does not necessarily mean enrolling in intensive preparation.  It does mean doing the best they can. (I recommend our PSAT Prep Workshop for sophomores. It will give them an ideal overview of the core strategies.) By taking the exam ‘seriously’, you will have a better idea of your teen’s score goal for the SAT and what areas of weakness to focus on for further...
Read More