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Homeschool Planet

I"m so glad you posted this. We're still a few years away from the test but it's still there in the back of my mind. This really puts my mind at ease. I took a formal Kaplan test when preparing for the LSAT and I used to teach the SAT test to high school juniors but that was all so long ago! Still, I know how to study and am glad to know there are good books out there. One question: you wrote that the PSAT can only be taken during the junior year. Can it not be taken in the 10th grade year? Not sure if that will matter, I just thought the 11th grade was the last time to take it but you could take it earlier than that. But maybe not??? Thanks again for all your great information!


Yes, you are right Planet Homeschool. I should have clarified that point. You can take the PSAT in the 10th grade. This would be like taking a practice PSAT since it only "counts" in the 11th grade. I just have my kids take SAT's in the 10th grade. It's more difficult to get your local high school to let your children sit for a practice PSAT in the 10th grade. The College Board has no limit on the number of times you take the SAT. The only negative point is it does require a fee each time. So, really, my kids are taking an SAT in the 10th grade to practice for the PSAT! Hope that makes sense.

Homeschool Planet

That does help. Thanks for clarifying. Love the pictures!


I'm glad it helped. My kids, who are my greatest critics, thought the post was boring so I posted their pics!

Karen Harris

Wow! Great job Mom! Even though I realize your children's hard work had something to do with it too. Congratulations to all of you on a job well done. Love this post.


Hi Karen, Thank you! It's always a work in progress. Thank you for stopping by.


Great reminder for me as I am making my list of lesson plans and such that I need/hope to take care of during our Christmas/New Year's break in a few weeks. This is one area where my son has balked and I have not been as firm as I should have been. I have him starting some PSAT prep for math soon, but need to make sure we really implement it during spring semester and next summer (I'm sure he'll be thrilled - NOT). My goal is to have him take the PSAT next fall for practice as a 10th grader.


You are so wise to get a jump on this testing. I think scheduling a practice PSAT as a 10th grader is such a great idea! I t will really benefit your son. Best to him!

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