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PSAT to SAT Score Conversion

Some students sign up to take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) with plans to take the SAT in the future. Taking the PSAT serves as good practice for the SAT. Also, the results of the PSAT determine whether students are eligible for National Merit Scholarship programs. With the help of a PSAT to SAT conversion chart, a student can estimate how he or she will perform on the SAT based on PSAT scores. Learn more about this process of converting scores, then discover how Veritas Prep can help students submit their best work on the SAT.

Converting a PSAT Score to an SAT Score

First, it is important to note that the PSAT/NMSQT is scored on a scale of 320-1520, while the SAT is scored on a scale of 400-1600. The PSAT uses what is called a common score scale for the total, section, test and cross-test scores. There are varying ranges in the assessment to reflect the grade-level appropriateness within the common scale. You can read more about the scores, scales, conversion and percentiles on the College Board website

As the College Board states, “This common score scale means that a student who took the PSAT/NMSQT and received a Math section score of 500 would be expected to also get a 500 on the SAT or PSAT 8/9 if they had taken either of those tests on the same day; a score of 500 represents the same level of academic achievement on all three assessments.” Essentially, with this move to a common score scale, it makes it unnecessary to put your score through a conversion system! What a relief!

Expert SAT Instructors

Our SAT instructors are uniquely qualified to prepare students to master the SAT. We hire capable tutors with scores in the 99th percentile on the SAT. This means that students benefit from the practical experience and knowledge of our tutors. Also, students have their questions answered by instructors who are experts on the ins and outs of the SAT. We teach students using professional resources, such as the Veritas Prep SAT workbook and ten Official College Board SAT practice exams. We believe that students learn best when they are working with top quality instructors and study materials!

Practice for the SAT

Students who want every advantage on the SAT can sign up for our SAT prep courses at Veritas Prep. Our instructors provide first-rate tutoring services to students who want to showcase their academic talents on this test! Students complete SAT practice tests to discover which skills they need to improve. Some students excel on the reading section of the SAT, but need a little assistance with the math portion of the test. Other students want a little help on the writing section of the SAT. Our online instructors are able to address each student’s needs individually. We teach strategies that give our students the tools to simplify test questions and narrow down multiple choice options in order to arrive at the correct answer. Whether a student is confident about the SAT or feels a little uneasy about a section or two, we can guide the person toward success on every section!

Valuable Tips to Remember

Sometimes the simplest tips can be the ones that help a student the most. For instance, in our SAT prep courses, we advise students to answer an entire page of questions at a time. This means circling all of the answers on one page in the test booklet and then going back to darken the appropriate circles on the answer sheet. By doing this, students can get into a rhythm as they answer test questions instead of interrupting their rhythm by going back and forth from the test booklet to the answer sheet. Also, students feel a sense of accomplishment when they see a large section of darkened answer circles. We offer other strategies to our students that serve to boost their confidence as well as their SAT scores. Finally, we provide students with first-rate SAT preparation! Enroll in a Veritas Prep SAT course now to learn how to boost your scores and master the SAT!


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