Understanding Your PSAT Score Report

Understanding Your PSAT Score Report

December! This last month of the year means holiday parties, an eagerly anticipated winter break, and that’s right — your PSAT scores. The results of that test you took back in the balmy days of October are in. You’ll receive your scores, a score report, and your test booklet (Students…

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Are There Benefits To The Sophomore PSAT?

Are there benefits to the sophomore PSAT?

As a parent of someone who has just entered college and as a teacher with over twenty-four years of experience, I couldn’t recommend strongly enough that children sit for their first PSAT during their sophomore year. It’s the perfect “low stakes” testing environment: the exam doesn’t count toward National Merit;…

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The PSAT – Demystified

The PSAT – Demystified

The PSAT: What's the deal? Apparently, it’s not enough that there are two major standardized tests for college admission - the SAT and the ACT.  A test called the PSAT is also out there. What on earth is it good for? Do you need to take it? Do colleges see…

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