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Trouble with October 24th PSAT Scoring Curve

Posted by Jed Applerouth, PhD on December 11, 2018 in Featured, Jed Said, Test Prep

The College Board continues to release tests that are too easy and, consequently, have punishing curves. The June SAT was too easy and had a brutal curve, leading to outcries and online petitions. It seems the College Board has released yet another test that ended up being far too easy, with a curve that was equally unforgiving. This time the October 24 PSAT/NMSQT is the culprit. The College Board administered the PSAT to the lion’s share of students across the country on Wednesday, October 10, but roughly 10% of the nearly 1.8 million juniors who took an October PSAT took the October 24th date.

The College Board released the scoring table for the October 10 and October 24th PSATs. Look at how precipitously the October 24 scores fall when students miss only a few questions.

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