"Around the start of every school year, we hear the question: what’s the difference between the PSAT and the SAT?
Lucky for you, we’ve got answers.
Before we look at the nitty gritty, the most important thing to know is that the content of both exams is nearly identical, though the PSAT material is slightly easier. This brings us to another important difference: the top score on the PSAT is a 1520, 80 points lower than the 1600 maximum score on the SAT. Why the disparity? The exams are scored on a uniform scale (known as the “Vertical Score Scale”, explained in much more detail here), which ensures parity between PSAT and SAT scores, even though the PSAT’s content is slightly less difficult..."
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Article written by: Evan Wessler on Sep 7, 2016
Nadine Underbrink, M.Ed.