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SAT & ACT Score Disappointment

Perhaps this is your situation: you studied for months before your SAT or ACT, doing practice test after practice test. You were scoring at or above your target score on your practice tests. You go into test day confident, but this confidence is shattered a few weeks later when you receive your scores and see that you did significantly worse than your practice test scores. What’s going on?

There are a number of factors that may contribute to a discrepancy between practice test scores and scores on the real thing. I review the sources of those problems, and how to make sure you get accurate practice SAT and ACT scores, in the two videos below.

Part One

Part Two

About the Author:

I’m Rob Schombs, the founder of Reason Prep, creator of these videos, and your test prep tutor. I earned a BA in Chemistry (2006) and an MA in Science and Technology Studies (2009) from Cornell University. In 2010 I started tutoring SAT, ACT, math, chemistry, and writing full-time, and Reason Prep followed shortly after!