Should You Have a Target Test Score? And What Happens When You Reach It?


If you're on the track team, do you set a goal for what time you want to beat on your next 100-meter dash? When you're preparing for a swim meet, are you trying to beat the current record? Of course you are. You're competing with yourself, and you're competing with other school teams. It's no different when you're preparing for the SAT or ACT test.

Having a score in mind, to reach or beat, is what keeps you going. A target score gives you direction and keeps you motivated. Not only that, but studying to achieve a better test score can win you substantial scholarships and get you into the college of your dreams.

Keep reading Show less
Find Your Best Fit
Find your best fit college and track your favorite colleges.
Connect with your future classmates
Offer not stacking up? These articles may help
Expert advice and answers to common SAT and ACT questions