Dreading those standardized tests? Keep them in perspective by learning what to expect. Then take your preparation to the next level by doing some practice questions. A word of caution for free online test preparation: Not all test questions are created equal! Many websites create their own questions for students, and these are not subject to the same scrutiny as real questions. When possible, practice with REAL past test questions is always best.
Khan Academy SAT Practice
Khan Academy became the official SAT Prep provider of the College Board in 2015. The resources Khan Academy brings to online tutoring now extend to the SAT. By using their PSAT access codes, students can get customized support on the areas of the test where they most need to focus. Seven full practice tests are available through Khan Academy.
Register for the SAT
The College Board administers the PSAT, SAT, Subject Tests, and Advanced Placement Tests. Create an account to register for a test. Be prepared…it takes about 30 minutes to start this process. The account will be required to send official test scores to your colleges during the application process.
Practice for the ACT
The ACT offers free online ACT prep services through ACT Academy. Additional ACT-sponsored prep tools require a subscription fee or purchase.
Register for the ACT
Create an account to register for an ACT test. Be prepared…it takes about 30 minutes to start this process. The account will be required to send official test scores to your colleges during the application process.
FairTest: The National Center for Fair and Open Testing
FairTest works to end misuse of standardized testing. This work takes many forms, but many students find the FairTest website helpful because it provides details on the standardized testing policies of major colleges and universities. Check out this resources to learn if the colleges you are considering require SAT/ACT scores, and if so, how they use them in the evaluation of your application.