STANDARDIZED TESTING RESOURCES

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

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

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

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

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

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

The ACT partners with Kaplan to offer test prep services, and most of those require a subscription fee or initial purchase. Scroll down to the bottom of this website to find access to a free ACT study guide and content-specific practice resources from ACT.

Register for the ACT

https://services.actstudent.org/OA_HTML/actibeCAcdLogin.jsp

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

http://fairtest.org/

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.

 

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