PSAT scores are back — just in time for the holidays!
I’ve had a few phone that is frantic from friends, curious about just how much an SAT rating can improve from the PSAT.
I’ll begin with this n-of-1 research:
My son’s junior SAT score went up 590 points from their sophomore PSAT.
Hopefully that will make a complete great deal of you feel better. He beat the chances, numerous times over.
According to the College Board, the PSAT that is average change from sophomore to junior year is 106 points. My son’s score went up 400 points that year. He started studying in August (i.e. 2.5 months before his junior year PSAT).
The faculty Board also says that juniors using the PSAT in October and the SAT the following spring (my son’s plan) will score an average of 55 points higher on the SAT. My son’s score went up 190 points during that same period.
Below is an excerpt from my upcoming book that describes Ethan’s path to SAT score improvement:
The SAT Hand
We blocked off every Saturday for complete, timed training tests, which Ethan took during the dining-room dining table while I worked in my cellar office just below. At the five-minute breaks he’d bring the sections down he’d finished, and I would correct them while he done the following set.
Sometimes, I’d see habits to their mistakes and I also’d peek my head into the dining room.
‘Ethan, stop the clock for an additional.’
He’d lookup attentively. He was severe; he wanted to achiev