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Academic & College Counseling Corner » PSAT Results...Now What

PSAT Results...Now What


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.


Now What?

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!)
  • Register for tests early
  • 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