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What is a Good Score on the SAT?

What is a Good Score on the SAT?
What is a good score on the SAT? Everybody asks me that! There is no formula or calculation for what makes a good score.  A good SAT score is the best score that YOUR child can earn. But to guesstimate how your child is doing, I can suggest a scale based on the general population of the US. It doesn't fit every family, and it may not fit your child, but it can help you begin to...
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Guest — Lee
Jeri, Each section has 800 possible points. The SAT used to have two sections, so years ago 1600 was the best possible score. Now... Read More
Thursday, 06 December 2012 08:24
Guest — Jerie
Please clarify something for me. I always thought the top SAT score was 2400 which would make an 800 pretty low, in comparison. La... Read More
Thursday, 06 December 2012 08:11
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Take the PSAT for Fun and Profit (Plus Free Book)

Take the PSAT for Fun and Profit (Plus Free Book)
Take the PSAT for Fun and Profit Like the SAT, the PSAT is a college admission test overseen by the College Board®. It meets most state homeschool testing requirements and covers reading, writing, and math, but doesn't include an essay. The PSAT is a fairly inexpensive test compared to most annual assessments. In addition to being practice for the SAT, the PSAT can help you find a college, indicate career options your student might not have...
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Schedule Test Preparation

Schedule Test Preparation
Affiliate disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Schedule Test Preparation How do you prepare your child for the SAT or ACT?  Here are my suggestions in a nutshell!Collect Study MaterialsFor the SAT: Cracking the New SAT with 4 Practice Tests, 2016 Edition: Created for the Redesigned 2016 ExamFor the ACT: Cracking the ACT with 6 Practice Tests, 2016 EditionFor essay preparation: Free sample...
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Guest — Angie
How far in advance do you recommend that we have our kids start prepping? Thanks!
Sunday, 22 November 2015 19:48
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Angie, In her blog post "Test Prep Like Marathon Training" Lee says that "it takes a couple of months to study for one specif... Read More
Monday, 23 November 2015 13:57
Guest — Lee
Hi Kati! Last year the Princeton Review had a "dud" edition with some errors in the answer key, so I linked to the previous year... Read More
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 16:02
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Help! My Child isn't a Good Test Taker!

Help! My Child isn't a Good Test Taker!
Help! My Child isn't a Good Test Taker! Are you wondering what to do if your homeschooled child isn't a good test taker? Click on Lee's video, below (or here) for some simple strategies for anxious parents.Are you struggling with a child who just isn't a good test taker? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!If you need help with tests such...
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Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement?

Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement?
Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement? Are you concerned that your teen might not do well on the SAT and you're wondering if it really is a graduation requirement? Click on Lee's video to learn more!Is your teen gearing up to take the SAT? Are you worried about the SAT? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Looking for help with the SAT...
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How Do I Stop Worrying About the SAT?

How Do I Stop Worrying About the SAT?
Is your child in high school? Have you started studying for the SAT together? Are you worried about the upcoming changes to the SAT? Click on Lee's video below to help you stop worrying about the SAT.Are you or your child worried about taking the SAT? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!For more help navigating high...
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Guest — Lee
The new study guides should be available in 2015, so we have a while to wait. For now, you can use the Princeton Review Study guid... Read More
Saturday, 28 June 2014 14:55
Guest — Carla Barron
Is there a SAT study guide that you recommend designed for the new SAT?
Saturday, 28 June 2014 12:40
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CLEP or AP: How Do You Choose?

CLEP or AP: How Do You Choose?
Do you want your child to earn college credit in the high school years? Are you considering CLEP or AP? Click on the video below to learn how to choose between CLEP and AP!What concerns do you have about CLEP and AP? Has your child already taken CLEP or AP classes or tests? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool...
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Where Can I Find Information on the SAT and ACT?

Where Can I Find Information on the SAT and ACT?
Is the SAT or ACT exam looming ahead for your child? Click on the video below to learn where to find out more information about these tests and stop panicking!Is your child taking the SAT or ACT next school year? Or have they already taken their test and you have some tips to share? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on...
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Coping with Changes to the SAT

Coping with Changes to the SAT
Confused about recent changes to the SAT?. In this video, I discuss what you can expect. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! For more on this topic, you might like my class: High School Testing (Online Training)Only $15.00!
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Guest — Sandy Supplee
My son will be a junior taking get the SAT for the first time in spring 2016 (first release of new version). However, he'll be ta... Read More
Sunday, 30 March 2014 14:14
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Breaking News! The SAT test will change in Spring of 2016

Breaking News!  The SAT test will change in Spring of 2016
The College Board® has just announced extensive changes to the SAT, saying that both the SAT and ACT "have become disconnected from the work of our high schools."So they are changing the test. CHANGE. I know what you're thinking. Change; that dreaded word that reminds us all about changing diapers. What is changing on the SAT?The test questions are different NO penalty for wrong answers Offered in print AND on computer at selected locations Only THREE...
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Living Overseas? How to Plan a College Visit

Living Overseas? How to Plan a College Visit
I have so many military and missionary members and subscribers, sometimes I feel like I travel the globe as I talk to people.  It's so fun! I often get questions about how my military and missionary friends can plan for college visits.When homeschoolers live overseas, make the best use of your breaks in the US.  Visit colleges, as many as you can, during your visits back to the US. For overseas families, try to find colleges that...
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Homeschool High School Testing: AP Exams

Homeschool High School Testing: AP Exams
Many parents write to me asking about high school testing options. Sometimes it seems confusing, but each test is simple to understand once you know what makes them unique and how they can work to your child's benefit. Tammy wrote to me recently about AP Exams: I saw an ad in the local school bulletin.They are having AP Exams. Is that something my son can take to show his "intelligence" in a subject or is it...
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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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Finding a PSAT test location

Finding a PSAT test location
Eva asked: "Out of curiosity, I tried to find a location for the PSAT near us up here at Lake Tapps, Washington.  I left the last two digits of the zip code field blank, and no matter which city name I entered, no locations were found.  If it exists, would there be an advantage to finding a private Christian school which is a PSAT test site?Eva Gallagher, Alpacas of FairMeadowsFarm.com & SpinAlpaca.comHi Eva,Try searching at this...
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Guest — J W
Nothing to do with the PSAT - but I just wanted to thank you for the link to Fair Meadows Farm! I have a daughter who knits and c... Read More
Wednesday, 03 September 2008 16:19
Guest — Jack
Hi I found this post and think it's great you are providing this service to parent educators. I just wanted to let people know ab... Read More
Wednesday, 03 September 2008 07:53
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Win a Free Audio Course on High School Testing!

Win a Free Audio Course on High School Testing!
My husband's first "superheroes" article was published on Heart of the Matter Online Magazine, and they are doing a giveaway!  If you leave a comment after the article, you will be registered to win the free audio course. The magazine will do a random drawing of the comments to determine a winner. I have to say that "High School Testing" is BY FAR my favorite HomeScholar course! First of all, I look much thinner on audio, which just...
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