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Interpreting PSAT Scores for Frosh

Question: My daughter is a freshman in high school and recently took the PSAT. Total score: 1100. Since then, she has been receiving mailings from colleges. What does an 1100 score for a freshman mean?

I'm not clear on your daughter's score. If she recently took the PSAT, she should have received THREE scores (Math, Critical Reading, and Writing). Each of these scores should have been in double digits--between 20 and 80 (e.g., 46 or 58 or 62, etc.) with the highest possible total at 240 for all three sub-sections.

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