Is the PSAT Important?

Before their first official SAT, many high schoolers plan to take the PSAT as a freshman or sophomore to have a real test experience and showcase their ability to analyze passages, use English effectively, and interpret data/graphs in a formal setting. Another reason to take the PSAT is to help predict your SAT score because the two tests use a similar scale: The PSAT is scored on a scale of 320 to 1520, with an equal weight on Math and EBRW (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing). As for the SAT, the only difference is it’s scaled from 400 to 1600.

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