When PSAT Scores Matter (and When They Don’t)
Join me on a walk around Balboa Lake in Encino CA as we look at a few surprising facts about the PSAT that most parents don’t know.
The PSAT is administered by some schools in the sophomore year (but mostly given in the junior year) occurs every year in most school nationwide during the month of October. For 2014, the national test date is October 15. There are 240 points possible, and in 2012 the national average for the three sections comprising those 240 points was 144. Not a great showing, is it?
It merely underscoring the importance of parents supporting the skill sets needed for their students to one day build their futures. For the critical reading section, the national average was 48 points out of 89, math was 49 points out of 80 and writing was 47 points out of 80. So, if a student comes in and a parent is nervous because they only got 144 out of 240, we can say in fact “your student was average”.
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