Increasing SAT Scores

Did you know that you can receive free customized PSAT and SAT tutorials by linking your College Board account with a Khan Academy accounts? (video link)For students who used Khan Academy to engage in 6 hours of PSAT/NMSQT and/or SAT practice, students gained approximately 90 points on their SAT exams from one administration of the test to the next. Students who spent an additional 4 hours (for a total of 10 hours of practice) increased their SAT scores between 91 and 100 points. This is in contrast to students who did not link their accounts but took the assessment again. They saw an increase of 50 points simply by trying the test again due to an increased familiarity with the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT tests.

The bottom line? Practice using free and focused tools like Khan Academy (when linked to any student’s College Board account), makes a real impact upon opportunities students have to gain admission to the colleges and universities they truly want to attend. And increased scores can have a strong financial impact by giving students increased eligibility for scholarships.

The “Magical” Twenty-Two Hours Perhaps the most dramatic results occurred when students spent 22 hours or more of practice time. Average score gains for students in this range (pictured in the graph above) were between 130 and 140 points. So, take charge of your future by making smart use of these free and impactful resources!

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