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Perhaps, "What's a Good Score?" is the wrong question!

Better Question: "Do My Scores Mirror My Prospective Colleges??"

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The PSAT: Benchmarks & Averages this past October

10th Grade: The national benchmark** score is:

ERW = 430; Math = 480; combined is 910

Local and National Averages:

10th Grade MCHS Average is: 1021 Combined Score

10th Grade State Average is: 890 Combined Score


11th Grade: The national benchmark** score is:

ERW = 460 Math = 510; combined is 970

Local and National Averages:

11th Grade MCHS Average is: 1211 combined score

11th Grade State Average is: 969 combined score



**According to Collegeboard, earning a "benchmark" score on the PSAT indicates that the student is 75% likely to earn a C or higher grade in a first semester, college bearing class"


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