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PSAT and SAT correlation?

forensicwhiz94forensicwhiz94 Posts: 135Registered User Junior Member
Generally, are the scores you receive on the PSATs a proper reflection of your scores on the SATs?
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Replies to: PSAT and SAT correlation?

  • RyanMKRyanMK Posts: 788Registered User Member
    For the most part, yes. Of course there will be exceptions, but in general, they correlate fairly well.
  • Youdon'tsayYoudon'tsay Posts: 16,403Registered User Senior Member
    Generally, in that if you do well or poorly on one you'll likdely do well or poorly on the other. But ds1 improved the equivalent of more than 200 points from his junior PSAT in October to his SAT later that school year. I think that's signifcant.
  • notakidnotakid Posts: 688Registered User Member
    Don't know what the general rule is, but both of my kids went up significantly on the SAT, and without any prep. I even wondered if College Board didn't make PSAT scores a bit lower to encourage people to invest in SAT prep, but that was probably overly cynical.
  • FaustiaFaustia Posts: 95- Junior Member
    I took them about 2 weeks apart.
    PSAT = 213 (I improved 18 points from last time!)
    SAT = 2140

    That's basically as accurate as you can get, right there. ^
  • DTXJuniorDTXJunior Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    I got a 224 on the PSAT I took this year (as a Junior) compared to a 2190 on the SAT last year. My PSAT CR was a 73 and my Math was an 80. My SAT CR was a 730 and my Math was an 800. It's a pretty accurate projection of your SAT score, but, of course, it's by no means an exact measure.
  • nicolexettenicolexette Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    I did 100 points better on the SAT... but isnt the PSAT supposed to be easier? oh well at least it doesnt count haha
  • Seahawks506Seahawks506 Posts: 2,526Registered User Senior Member
    they tend to be in the ballpark. I got a 219 on the PSAT as a junior, a 2130 SAT without studying. 2260 with some studying, and am expecting ~2300 after this last test (~2340 superscore)
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