So your student just received a PSAT score report, and there are what seems like a hundred different scores on it! How did your student do? How do you interpret this thing, and which scores are the most important? Here’s what parents need to know about the most important parts of the PSAT score report.
What’s the average combined reading and math SAT score at UNCW? 1191. It’s one of the highest in the entire UNC system, behind UNC Chapel Hill and NC State, and in a virtual tie with UNC Asheville. The kids going to school at the beach may be a lot smarter than you think.
“I think it’s good for us to be in the top three of the 17 universities in the system. It’s very special,” Chancellor Zito Sartarelli said of the test score distinction.
Distinctions like that have helped UNC-Wilmington get recognized as the #10 value in the country in Consumer Digest, and ranked as the #16 regional university in the South in US News and World Report.
The new SAT will soon arrive on a wave of bold promises. The College Board has said its redesigned admission test would contain “no more mysteries.” Instead of being a riddle to solve, it would correspond with high-school curriculums and better reflect what students have learned.
The pitch sounds good. But is it true? In the spirit of good prep, let’s review what we know so far.
Forget the $10 words. In the reading and writing sections, you may be able to figure out meanings based on context. But there will be lots more reading, according to test prep tutors. In the math section, more questions will relate to real-life situations, though there will be plenty of algebraic equations and even some trig.
Before you run scared and sign up for the last sittings of the current test (there are three), try the practice tests posted by the College Board, which are aligned with the new SAT test.
Biltmore Tutoring’s expert tutors have already identified areas of the test that can be easily exploited for big point gains. If you’re interested in learning more, call us at (828) 505-2495 to set up private tutoring or a comprehensive SAT preparation class.