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Average Soph PSAT Scores

Question: What are the average PSAT scores for sophomores? How much improvement is normal between sophomore and junior year? My son's initial scores were low, with a total in the low 120's. What is the best way for him to improve? I should add that his standarized test scores have always been on the low side, yet he manages to get mostly A's & B's in a highly ranked high school.

Below is some data on soph PSAT results from the College Board Web site. You also ask about the best way for your son to improve. Well, one tried and true method is to to urge him to read, read, read. It's not too late to encourage him to turn off the TV and put down that joy stick and instead grab a book or even a newspaper or magazine. This won't help his math scores a lot, of course, but even math questions require some reading, and if he builds his overall academic confidence, he'll probably do better in everything he tackles.

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