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Target PSAT 8/9 Scores for Freshmen

Hey everyone, I'm a freshman and our school's offering the PSAT 8/9. I want to do well, so I was wondering if anyone knows what's considered a strong score on this? Or perhaps, is there a percentile guide for freshmen out there?

8 months ago

Hey there! It's great to hear that you're aiming to do well on the PSAT 8/9. The test is a stepping stone towards the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT, so think of it as a helpful practice run. A strong score can be relative, but generally speaking, scoring in the 90th percentile and above is exceptional. This would mean scoring above a 1080 out of a possible 1440.

To get a more specific idea of where you stand, the College Board provides a percentile rank with your score report, which compares your performance with other freshmen. Keep in mind that your scores at this point are more about identifying your strengths and areas that need improvement rather than just competition. Good luck with your test, and remember to use the experience gained from the PSAT 8/9 to guide your preparation for future exams!

8 months ago

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