October is PSAT month. PSAT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test and serves as the practice to the college entrance exam, the SAT. College Board is the governing body for the PSAT, SAT, and AP exam. The College Board has developed a new suite of assessments that they are rolling out this fall. The new products are the PSAT 8/9, PSAT/ NMSQT, and SAT.
For the first time, College Board has designed the tests to be age/educationally appropriate. No longer will 9th graders take the same PSAT test as the 11th graders. The new assessments are tiered to be educationally appropriate for 9th grade and then for 10/11th graders. The scoring will be different for each grade level also. The 9th grade scoring range is 240-1440; the 10th grade scoring range is 320 -1520, and the SAT scoring range has been set back to the previous range of 400-1600. The PSAT scoring will provide a score that will equal a true SAT score, not just an estimate. The new College Board suite of assessments are measuring a student's educational knowledge. The best way to be prepared for these tests is to take challenging and rigorous college preparatory classes at Calvary. Challenge and rigor will allow your student to be ready to perform well on these new tests and will provide them with many college opportunities. Practice test booklets were passed out in English classes recently. All PSAT administrations will be held today, Wednesday, October 10th.
This is a wonderful, inexpensive way to practice for the SAT. Results for testing will be emailed to students in mid-December, and I will distribute score reports and explanations to the students in early to mid-January.
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