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PSAT-SAT I Score Correlation

Question: Do PSAT scores generally closely correlate to future SAT scores? Also, what are the differences in the SAT II Math IC and Math IIC? Is one "better" than the other?


For most students, the PSAT is usually their first encounter with SAT-type tests, and they take it primarily in their junior year, although some 10th graders take it, as you may have. When the PSAT is taken in 11th grade, it serves also as the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. So, the full alphabet-soup moniker ends up being: PSAT/NMSQT, which is quite a mouthful.

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