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PSAT Results Have Arrived

The Alternative Press Staff

Saturday, December 7, 2013 • 2:58am

LIVINGSTON, NJ - When PSAT scores come home this month, it is possible that some parents will be underwhelmed by their child’s results. Some may think, "How is it possible that my A student only scored in the 60th percentile?"

According to Chyten Millburn, which is located at 227 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ, a program that provides a spark with proven steps, systems, and strategies for success, the skills that are valued in school are not necessarily those that are rewarded on standardized tests. Chyten says that students who diligently complete their homework by staying up late each night might not be the best test takers. Reasons include the fact that standardized tests have strict time limits and do not reward thoughtful students who carefully mull over a problem.

Chyten says that a child’s content knowledge may be out of synch with the skills required on the test because much of the content taught in today’s ELA classes simply does not have an equivalent on the SAT or ACT. Grammar class is out of educational fashion and vocabulary-in-context is the word study program of choice at many schools. In addition, Chyten says that a child’s A in Honors English may reflect assiduous reading, strong literary analysis, and conscientious attention to detail, but the SAT and ACT assess knowledge of semicolons and common Latin roots.

Chyten also says that a student may be afraid to guess because he/she may have heard from a friend or teacher that guessing hurts test scores, or a student may be uncomfortable with the risk of random guessing.

According to Chyten, "The good news is that the same traits that led to a lackluster PSAT score can be harnessed to spur a student to success."

The tutoring and test preparation program says that under the guidance of a knowledgeable tutor, a student who studies relentlessly to stay on top in school will likely have the grit to practice repeated timed SAT and/or ACT sections and the determination to fill knowledge gaps thereby improving his/her score. In addition, a student who is afraid to guess can be trained to strategically eliminate three or more incorrect answers in order to put the odds of guessing in her favor.

Right now, Chyten is offering free information packed sessions, called “PSAT Questions? We have the answers!”  In these sessions, parents will learn how to decipher score results, clarify the college testing process and understand how to use the PSAT results to create a plan of action for their children. Parents will also learn the steps that can be taken to improve their child’s scores and hear tips and insights into the college application/scholarship process.

DATES:

Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 10 am

Wed., Dec. 18 at, 7:30 pm

Sun., Dec. 29, at noon

For more information, call: 973 564 5220, send an email to: mmcgovern@chyten.com, or visit http://chyten.com./Millburn-NJ/

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