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How is the SAT Essay Scored?

How is the SAT Essay Scored?
How is the SAT Essay Scored? Even though the essay in the new SAT is optional, I highly recommend having your child take it. Many colleges require or suggest the SAT essay.Here is what the College Board® has to say about the scoring of the SAT essay:"SAT Essay responses are scored using a carefully designed process:Two different people will read and score your essay.Each scorer awards 1–4 points for each dimension: reading, analysis, and writing.The two...
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Guest — Ingrid
Length does matter a great deal. On average, essays that score a 10 or above (that is, two 5s from two separate graders), are ~400... Read More
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 02:28
Guest — Renee
Hi Lee, Before my son went to take the SAT we did the practice test and studied the essay examples that college board provided. I ... Read More
Friday, 09 July 2010 18:49
Guest — Lee
Dear Todd, Thank you SO much for your input! That was very valuable information, and I appreciate you speaking up. Blessings, Lee... Read More
Thursday, 31 July 2008 04:51
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What Does the PSAT Score Really Mean? Part 2

What Does the PSAT Score Really Mean? Part 2
Parents receive the results of the PSAT in December, but what does it all mean?? If you just received your PSAT scores, you may want to know what those scores really mean. You can get more information here:College Board."A score of 49 in any of these subject areas is about average. "Peterson'sWhich Test Should Your Child Take?This article talks about the decision between taking the SAT and the ACT test. Which one makes your child look...
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How Early is Too Early for the PSAT?

How Early is Too Early for the PSAT?
Michelle asked: I was wondering if there is a minimum age requirement for the PSAT.  I have students who are interested in taking it earlier than in 10th grade.Hi Michelle,The College Board® is the company that makes the PSAT, and their website is www.collegeboard.com.  They would love nothing more than having you take the test as many times as possible, because that is the product they are selling.  Students usually take the test in junior year,...
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Guest — Lee
I agree, Elizabeth. I think that taking the PSAT in 10th is great, and you can begin studying for the SAT at that point if you fe... Read More
Wednesday, 11 February 2009 12:11
Guest — Elizabeth King
I love that homeschooling families don't feel like they need to abide by static rules; your post reflects the thoughtfulness with ... Read More
Monday, 09 February 2009 20:15
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