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Ch 2: PSAT Prep: General Info

About This Chapter

With the articles in this chapter, you'll gain access to pertinent resources pertaining to the PSAT. You'll learn about registration, scores, preparation materials and more.

PSAT Prep: General Info - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The articles in this chapter delve into the practical information regarding PSAT and who the test is designed for. You'll also develop some valuable study tips. By the end of this chapter, you'll have discovered:

  • Registration information, test centers and testing dates
  • Average and good scores for sophomores and juniors
  • Length and difficulty of the exam
  • How scores are reported
  • Strategies for studying
  • Prep books and practice tests

Resource Benefits

The articles in this chapter are a great resource in preparing for the PSAT, because:

  • They're reliable: The articles are thoroughly researched and the pragmatic information is always kept up-to-date.
  • They're practical: You'll learn about PSAT basics like testing dates, registration and scoring information.
  • They're valuable: The articles will provide study tips, useful prep books and practice tests.
  • They're convenient: Much of the information you need to know about the PSAT and resources for studying have been compiled into this chapter.

18 Lessons in Chapter 2: PSAT Prep: General Info
Finding PSAT Test Centers

1. Finding PSAT Test Centers

PSAT exams help you prepare for the SAT and qualify for college scholarships. Keep reading to learn where students usually take these tests, how to find alternate testing locations and what you can use to study for the exams.

PSAT Test Registration Information

2. PSAT Test Registration Information

The PSAT is taken by high school sophomores and juniors to assess their college readiness and help them qualify for scholarships. Learn how to register for the PSAT, where to take it, and where to find study guides for the exam.

What is a Good PSAT Score?

3. What is a Good PSAT Score?

With the new format of the PSAT, you'll want to get an idea of what's considered a good score. This article will delve into the scores you'll want to meet or surpass on the PSAT.

Average PSAT Score

4. Average PSAT Score

The PSAT/NMSQT tracks high school students' academic progress to ensure they're developing the skills they'll need in college. Read on to learn about average exam scores for the old version of the test and discover some of the scoring changes that took place in 2015.

PSAT Test Dates

5. PSAT Test Dates

Depending on your grade level, you can take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), the PSAT 10, or the PSAT 8/9. Read on for more information on when you can take the PSAT, which test option is right for you and how to prepare for the PSAT.

When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

6. When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

The PSAT is a standardized test that both prepares high school students for the SAT and provides college scholarship programs with information about potential candidates. Learn about when students receive score reports, how to evaluate that information and strategies to help test-takers improve their scores.

What is a Good PSAT Score for a Sophomore?

7. What is a Good PSAT Score for a Sophomore?

Taking the PSAT as a high school sophomore puts you ahead of the game on preparing for the SAT and other college entrance exams. Read on to learn what constitutes a good score for sophomores on the PSAT.

When Do You Take the PSAT?

8. When Do You Take the PSAT?

High school students take the PSAT to assess college readiness and to determine possible qualification for scholarships. Learn about the exam, when students should take it, and what it means for their future academic and career goals.

Best PSAT Prep Book

9. Best PSAT Prep Book

With your PSAT coming up, you will no doubt want to take advantage of a great prep book for practice and review. Thankfully, we did the research for you, so we can show you which one is the best investment.

Free PSAT Practice Test

10. Free PSAT Practice Test

Practice tests are important resources for high school students planning to take the PSAT test. Read on to learn where to find these tests for free and how to utilize them in preparing for the PSAT.

How to Study for the PSAT

11. How to Study for the PSAT

The PSAT is a precursor to the SAT for 10th and 11th graders. Although this test isn't as significant as the SAT, doing well may open up some opportunities. Read on to learn about studying for this exam and other crucial information.

What is a Good PSAT Score for a Junior?

12. What is a Good PSAT Score for a Junior?

The PSAT is not only good practice for the SAT, but scoring well can be a great way to earn scholarships. Check out this article to find out what constitutes a 'good' score on the PSAT for a high school junior, as well as resources to help you prep for the exam.

PSAT Tips & Tricks

13. PSAT Tips & Tricks

The PSAT prepares high school sophomores and juniors for the SAT test and is used to determine eligibility for college scholarship programs. Read on for tips to help you prepare for this exam.

Is the PSAT Hard?

14. Is the PSAT Hard?

The PSAT prepares college-minded high school sophomores and juniors for the SAT. Read on to learn about the difficulty level of the PSAT and how to prepare for it.

How to Find PSAT Scores

15. How to Find PSAT Scores

PSAT scores are accessible online and through your school. This article will outline when you can expect your scores to become available and how you can go about getting them. You'll also learn what's included on your score report.

How Long is the PSAT Test?

16. How Long is the PSAT Test?

The PSAT is a standardized test that prepares college-bound high school students for the SAT. Read on to learn about the structure, timing, and content of this exam.

Average PSAT Score for Sophomores

17. Average PSAT Score for Sophomores

PSAT Scores were collected on high school sophomores through 2014. Read up on the statistics to see how certain areas of demographics compared to one another on the exam.

How to Pass the PSAT

18. How to Pass the PSAT

Check out this article when you're ready to prepare for the PSAT. Learn about strategies that can work for you and find out how you can get the help you need to pass this exam.

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