Jazmin Regalado, 17, a rising high school senior at Fort Sumner High School was recently featured on NBC News for increasing her test scores. Regalado was born in Mexico and began to learn English when she moved to the United States. She dreams of being the first in her family to attend and finish college.
After taking the PSAT/NMSQT in the 10th grade she was worried her dream was slipping away as she tested in the “red” range, meaning she needed to build skills in both Reading/Language and Math.
Regalado sought the advice of her school counselor who told her to sign on to Khan Academy for free online tutorials. Each day Regalado would log onto her account and watch videos for PSAT and SAT practice. By the time she took the test again this past spring, her score had increased 101 points. Her SAT score also jumped 120 points when she took it in June.
An athlete and National Honor Society member, Regalado says wants to be a doctor to help people, and dreams of applying to Texas Tech University and the University of New Mexico, which offers a combined bachelor’s and medical degree.
To read Regalado’s full story visit: “Road to College: Student Shows Improving Standardized Test Scores Takes Practice, Not Money”