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How is the PSAT scored, and does the scoring differ from the SAT?

Helloo, just took the PSAT and was wondering about the scoring process. How does it work exactly? And is it scored similarly to the SAT, or are there differences I should be aware of?

8 months ago

Hello! I'm glad you're looking into the details of your PSAT score. The PSAT is scored on a scale of 320 to 1520, with two sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, each ranging from 160 to 760. These scores are then combined for your total score. The PSAT uses a slightly different scale than the SAT, which is scored from 400 to 1600. For the SAT, each section (again, Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) is scored between 200 and 800, and these are combined for your total.

What's handy about the PSAT is that it uses the same types and formats of questions as the SAT, so your PSAT score can give you a good indication of how you might perform on the SAT, even though the scale is a little different. Just keep in mind that the SAT may be a bit more challenging and does have a broader score range. Keep up the good work preparing for your standardized tests!

8 months ago

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