I'm a sophomore and I just got my PSAT scores back. I got a 171, and I'm kind of stressed. I really don't feel like the PSAT/SAT is very important to me, but my parents stress about it. They want me to get National Achievement, and have an SAT score of at least 2100. I did better than most kids in my state or whatever, but what really bothers me is that I got 168 last year as a freshman. I came from a public school, and now go to a rigorous private school. The average student is supposed to raise 100 points each year, so I should have had at least a 178, right? I ONLY GAINED 2 POINTS! Does this mean I didn't learn anything, or give me any hope for raising my score 40 points and getting a 210 next year? I didn't really study specifically for the test for more than maybe an hour or so. I feel like a failure. How is 171 as a score as a sophomore, and what steps must I take to get a 210 next year?