Students received a hard copy of their PSAT 1/10/19. If your student wasn’t able to pick it up, please have them see their counselor as soon as possible.
Revolution Prep kindly presented a short conversation about the PSAT…at the bottom of this page they have a few resources, ACT vs SAT How They Stack Up.
Also below is a breakdown of the PSAT provided by college board to give you a clearer understanding about what the numbers mean and what the student needs to work on to improve for the actual SAT.
Here are a few tips for the
- Calendar your test dates (take it at least one time in the spring before the end of junior year)
- SAT: March or May AP Tests are in May
- ACT: February or April Finals are in June
- Research nearby locations to take the test (we are not a testing site)
- Create a collegeboard or ACT account (remember your username and passwords…there is a whole summer in there; enough time to forget!)
- Take a practice test (practicing reduces anxiety and allows for strong preparation; we offer them fall and spring!)
- Explore test prep options: Khan Academy, Revolution Prep, Kaplan
- Identify which sections need more work
- Practice answering test questions (Khan Academy, College Board, etc have practice test ?s)
- Take a practice SAT or ACT when offered (we offer them in the spring)
- Gain better understanding of NMSQT before you take the next PSAT
- Don’t panic (it’s your first test!)
- Identify specific questions that caused trouble and work on those types of questions
- Each year try to improve your score