The PSATs and Self-Esteem

By SAT ACT Test Prep

Yes, I know, it shouldn’t be so but it is… as Connecticut high school juniors get their PSAT results back, they can’t help but hear about the success of some of their classmates.  “I heard Katie scored 1350” and so forth.

Parents and educators are often quick to counter that the student who scored a 1000 on the PSATs should not feel bad but in our Connecticut Shoreline area where most students are college bound and many are hopeful to attend a “good college”, many students will take a blow to their self-esteem.

Telling your child not to feel bad if they sit on the bench the whole game is nice but the kid still feels bad.

So, what to do?  Get trained for the real thing – the SAT (and/or ACT) – since at the end of the college process, that’s the only test score that will matter.  Take our Winter class. 

Daryl Capuano

CEO, The Learning Consultants and Connecticut’s top private education consultant
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