Are you planning to prepare for the college standardized tests (SAT, SAT Subject Tests and ACT) on your own, in a group class or with a tutor? To get the best possible results on your standardized tests, you should develop your own test taking strategy. It’s so important to learn how to pace yourself, manage your timing and understand how the test is scored. Try to take as many practice tests as possible— take advantage of the many free tests available through the resources listed below.
- Take an official SAT practice test. College Board has both online and printed versions available.
- College Board offers free sample practice questions in Math, Reading and Writing for the SAT as well as questions for SAT Subject Tests.
- Sign up for The Official SAT Question of the Day and build your familiarity with the exam daily.
- Test prep companies, including Kaplan, The Princeton Review and Peterson’s offer free practice tests, both online and at their test centers. You’ll be required to register and provide your contact information to have access to the tests.
- McGraw Hill offers an interactive online SAT test prep center with practice tests, videos and other helpful resources.
- Take an official ACT practice test, score your exam and read about helpful test taking strategies.
- Go to ACT’s website and do the practice questions in English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing.
- Sign up for The ACT Question of the Day.
- Register for free online and onsite practice tests with Kaplan, The Princeton Review and Peterson’s.
- Check out McGraw Hill’s interactive online ACT test prep center which offers 2 complete practice tests with explanations. Prep videos and other resources are also available on this site.
The best way to prepare is to become familiar with the tests you’ll be taking is to increase your comfort level and confidence when test day arrives.