What Do The PSAT Results Mean?

(Ivy Education) By Nicole Oringer — Fall PSAT results have become available online for high school students and parents. This year, we anticipate that junior students’ percentile rankings will be lower than last year’s. Why? This year, the College Board can compare student performance with actual performance from the last year.  In 2015, the College Board […]

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Use Your PreACT, PSAT Performance to Choose a College Entrance Exam

(US News) By Tiffany Sorensen.    Choosing between the ACT and SAT is a pivotal decision that all college-bound high school students must make. One of the key steps in reaching an informed decision is to sit for an official practice test – the PreACT or PSAT – which give you a better idea of what to expect […]

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The Good (and not so good) News About the PSAT

By James Murphy. When David Coleman announced the redesign of the SAT in 2014, his watchword was “opportunity.” He declared, “What this country needs is not more tests, but more opportunities,” and he acknowledged that the SAT had not succeeded in carrying out its mission to “propel students into the opportunities they have earned.” His […]

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PSAT Scores and National Merit Qualifying Scores: How to Make Sense of Them

It’s been a couple of weeks since you took the PSAT, and by now you’ve probably even forgotten about it. Soon, however, you will be receiving your score report from that test. (Your school should receive them sometime in early December) And since the PSAT and SAT were redesigned this year, the scores don’t look […]

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PSAT MEMES ARE CAUSING A COLLEGE BOARD CRACKDOWN (AND TEEN REVOLUTION)

By Julia Glum (Newsweek). If you’re older than 17, then scrolling through Twitter this week is like reading a different language. There are jokes about toothbrushed tomatoes and about bits and bobs. There are GIFs galore featuring seagrass and pingpong balls. And, for some reason, everyone keeps insulting shrimp ex-husbands. PSAT memes are back. Students […]

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