Aim High Test Prep’s private SAT/PSAT test prep is taught by Patrick Coyle, who has over 28 years of test prep experience. Mr. Coyle has earned multiple perfect Math section scores and multiple perfect Verbal section scores. Our program focuses on teaching the content of the SAT/PSAT tests as well as testing strategies.
The College Board has announced that the SAT/PSAT tests are changing to computer based adaptive tests starting with the Class of 2025 – all the more reason to get expert help with the new format!
The PSAT test is a practice SAT. As such, a PSAT score cannot be submitted to colleges. However, the PSAT test administered in October of a student’s Junior year is used to determine a student’s eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship. The National Merit Scholarship is awarded each year to approximately 7,000 students (only one-half of 1% of the students who took the PSAT).
Because the National Merit Scholarship is so competitive and is based on just one test (sorry, no second chances) and the PSAT will be computerized beginning in October 2023, students need professional assistance in preparing for the test.
All colleges in the United States accept both the SAT and ACT tests for college admission. Some students will do better on one of these tests rather than the other. The ACT is more time intensive, but the SAT tends to have trickier questions. The ACT has a Science section; the SAT does not. Math constitutes 50% of the score on the SAT, but Math is just 25% of the score on the ACT. Soon the SAT will be on computer; the ACT is still paper and pencil.
The SAT test is administered in March, May, June, August, October, November, and December. The new SAT computer based adaptive test will be administered for the first time in March 2024. Be prepared!