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The New PSAT

As you may know, the format of the PSAT recently changed.  Below is a link to a PowerPoint presentation designed to help prepare students for the new PSAT.  The information provided includes skills tested on the new PSAT, sample new PSAT questions, and tips for how to prepare.

PSAT: Understanding Your Scores

Below are two PowerPoint presentations regarding how to read and understand your PSAT scores.  The first is for 9th and 10th graders.  The second is for 11th and 12th graders.

SAT Testing Dates

Register for and learn more about the SAT at http://sat.collegeboard.org/home
Download a helpful checklist to guide you as you register for the SAT and as you prepare for test day below.

ACT Testing Dates

Register for and learn more about the ACT at http://www.actstudent.org/

goldstein test prep logoSAT/ACT Preparation Courses

OLSH partners with Goldstein Test Prep to offer SAT preparation courses to OLSH students, often on OLSH's campus. The cost of a standard SAT course is $650, but Goldstein Test Prep offers a subsidized price of $550 to all OLSH students. (Students should use code OLSH2018 when registering). In addition, Goldstein Test Prep offers students requiring additional financial aid the opportunity for scholarships on a case-by-case basis.  Schedules and dates for upcoming courses are sent to parents and students and posted here.
The course meets for 16 hours of instruction and includes four proctored practice SAT exams. Students are welcome to take additional practice tests as desired. If you are interested, or simply have questions, please contact Mike Goldstein, founder and executive director of Goldstein Test Prep, at mike.goldstein@goldsteintestprep.com or (412) 874-7645. Students who have already taken a previous course with Goldstein Test Prep are welcome to sit in on later courses at no additional charge. Also, you can view other course locations and tutoring options at www.goldsteintestprep.com.