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When Rachel Franke first took the SAT, she scored 1,820 out of a possible 2,400 points.

Not bad for an eighth-grader.

Since then, she has taken the college admissions test five times, scoring higher each time. On her final attempt, she scored a 2,220.

So it was no surprise, she said, when she also did well on the PSAT, a test most students take their sophomore year to give them practice for the SAT.

“I didn’t even know I was taking it until that day,” Franke, 18, said. “But it tests you on math and English, and those are my two best subjects.”


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