PSAT is Done!!!
Today your day was consumed with PSAT testing. You attended 2nd, 4th, and 7th periods. 4th period completed the comprehension assessment for “Drummer Boy”. I saw some impressive sustained focus on the work during the testing sessions. Congratulations tackling your first PSAT with fearless engagement!!!
Remember, the first round of testing is meant to be a marker for you. As I’ve said in the past, don’t run away from these score, run to them. Identify your plusses and deltas – your strengths and areas needing support. Improving your performance means knowing what you don’t know… and then taking action to develop your knowledge base.
The College Board PSAT results can be connected to Khan Academy. When you log in your PSAT results, Khan Academy actually provides suggested lessons to support your progress. If you included an email and/or phone number on the test document, they will share information about this with through email or text message.
If you did not include and email or phone number, contact the College Board and they can offer guidance on how to make a connect with them and Khan Academy. Access the College Board website here.
Here are some useful links taken directly from the Khan Academy Official Website
The College Board partnered with Khan Academy® for a new and improved approach to SAT test preparation: Official SAT Practice.
Official SAT Practice from College Board and Khan Academy lets students link PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9, and new SAT results to get personalized practice.
Send your PSAT/NMSQT scores to Khan Academy and start practicing for the SAT today.
The College Board and Khan Academy are teaming up to provide free practice for all students, with study resources tailored to meet each student’s needs.
If you want some support in grammar, check out GrammarPlanet.com. This site provides an entire curriculum, you can work at your own pace. There are video lessons, downloadable notes, and activities to support the development of your understanding of grammar.
It starts with the most basic skills and cycles towards more challenging rules and skills. My suggestion is to go through the entire program, skipping nothing. This way you can fill in any gaps you have in your understanding of grammar and build your confidence.
Then you can go practice those skills on NoRedInk.com This is an excellent practice site. The instruction on this site is delivered in detailed notes you can review before and after your session.
PSAT Practice Test
Of course you can always access PSAT practice online. You can download and print up the entire practice tests. There are two. I would work through a few questions at a time, taking a deep dive in applying test taking strategies and active reading skills you’ve learned.
After you comb through the test sessions a small nugget at a time, print up the test again and time yourself for each section. There are keys available too. This means you can check your results. If there are areas with deficiencies, search the internet for review of those skills.
Ivy Global test prep company provides similar questions to PSAT testing. The questions look like PSAT questions and are useful practice. You can access their version of a PSAT practice test here. However, they are not exactly what you experience on the PSAT. Nonetheless, they are helpful for developing test taking strategies and over all academic skills.