• Test Prep Resources


    ACT   Download the Most Current ACT Student Guide

    SAT   Download the Most Current SAT Student Guide


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    Arizona Test Prep is partnering with Community Education in offering ACT & SAT test prep class at various sites.

    Visit Community Education for more info or to sign up for a class: 

    https://cusd80.ce.eleyo.com/course/577/club-cusd-spring-2019/arizona-test-prep

    Next Test Preps: (Cost is $175)

    FALL ACT Test Prep Flyer   |   FALL SAT Ttest Prep Flyer 

     


    CK

    Kaplan and Chegg have long been committed to student success. Kaplan's 75+ years of helping students improve their scores combined with Chegg's student-first mission is a winning combination. Together, we are proud to present a stellar suite of test prep options. Learn More

     

    With Chegg Test Prep, students can get instant access to hundreds of expert SAT, ACT, and GRE test prep guides. One of our most popular guides to date is our top 50 strategies for SAT test day article. And we’re only getting started!  We know how stressful testing can be for students. With our free test prep resources, we aim to support students (particularly of low-income families) and help relieve some of that stress. 


    MORE ACT/SAT PREP RESOURCES

    {Questions related to test prep services should be directed to the individual companies}
    • Chandler Libraries offers free test prep classes.  Refer to the College Readiness link on this website for additional information:  http://education.gale.com/l-chandler/
    • Khan Academy/College Board Partner offers FREE SAT PREP If you’re taking the SAT soon, you can start preparing today with questions from real SATs. Prepare for the SAT at you own  pace, at absolutely no cost. Download a real, full-length SAT practice test, watch Sal work through real SAT problems, and get even more practice using our interactive exercises, which feature tons of previously-unreleased problems from real SATs grouped by topic and difficulty level. If you feel like you need to brush up on fundamentals, check out the Algebra mission, which will help you master core concepts covered on the SAT, in college, and beyond at your own pace. http://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat
    • Kaplan’s Prep Kaplan is now the exclusive, official partner for live, online prep for the ACT.  Through this partnership, Kaplan will provide high-quality, engaging, live instruction at an accessible cost and free for students who register for the ACT with a fee waiver.
    • ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live will be available in fall 2016.  All registration, including fee waivers, will be handled by ACT.   In the meantime, students can attend several free live streaming events co-hosted by Kaplan Test Prep and ACT, Inc.   For more information, please visit www.kaptest.com/act/pages/actpartnership or visit aptest.com/hsevents 
    • Maricopa Libraries offers quick access to all online practice tests.  Popular links include ACT, AP, ASVAB, CLEP, Fire Fighter, SAT, and GED just to name a few.  For a complete listing of resources visit: http://mcldaz.org/Search/misc/esourceview.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&Target=21785 or from the home page you can navigate as follows: RESEARCH > e-Sources > Education>GALE Testing & Education Reference Center
    • Princeton Review  All students deserve the opportunity to go to college. That's why we work with schools to provide College Readiness Programs that prepare students with the specialized skills, support, and resources they need to succeed. http://www.princetonreview.com/ 
      Sylvan Learning registration is now available for  FREE SAT PRACTICE TESTand  SAT Boot Camps are available throughout the year.  For dates, times and locations please contact: Sylvan Learning 480-361-3500 to or visit: http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/form_get_started_b.cfm  You may also register through Sylvan Learning East Valley, Facebook Page.
    • ZAPS Learning Company offers educational seminars which include 5 hour test preparation seminar, a comprehensive study guide and 6 practice test per subject. For a listing of Testing dates and locations visit www.zaps.com or call toll free- 877-927-8378 
    • Phoenix Public Library College Depot offers: 
      • Test Taking Strategies Worksheet​- Review College Depot's Test Taking Strategies Worksheet for tips on preparing for your tests.
      • Khan Academy​ ​- a joint SAT P​​rep and SAT test feature, brought to you by Khan Academy and Collegeboard.com
      • LearningExpress Library - (Library card required if accessing from a computer outside of the library.)
      • Number2.com - Free SAT, ACT, and GRE prep.
      • Peterson Test Prep - This site has the most common standardized tests for students going to college: SAT, ACT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests*, AP Exams*, CLEP Tests*, TOEFL, and the GED test. Use the resources and articles to get prepared.
      • SAT vs. ACT Handout​​​​​​ - Comparison of SAT and ACT plus registration dates and deadlines. 
      • Test Prep Practice - This site provides a large variety of practice tests for the college bound.​
      • Varsity T​utors - This site provides ​free learning tools ​to help you improve your abilities in a variety of areas for numerous tests (Accuplacer, ACT/SAT, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and more). Varsity tutors offers diagnostic tests, practice tests, flashcards, and example content to help you with specific concepts within these tests. 

  • ACT/SAT Information


    As students prepare for college by comparing entrance exams, ACT and SAT. Many often wonder...

    Q: What's easier, ACT or SAT?

    A: The ACT and SAT typically contains similar types of content.  Scores are used most often for admissions into college, merit-based scholarships, and sometimes for military academies.  According to the Princeton Review, the biggest differences between the ACT and SAT are that the ACT has a Science Test, and there’s one SAT Math Section for which you cannot use a calculator.

    Q: Do colleges need both scores?

    A; Which one should you take?  We recommend you explore both tests to decide which one is right for you.  Many students in the past have taken both ACT and SAT, some choose to retake and aim for a higher score based on previous test scores.  However, if happen to score lower than before, know that many colleges often take the higher score out of all your results.

    Click here to see the differences between the two exams, a guide from Kaplan.


    ACT/SAT ESSAYS

    Wondering if your college requires or recommends the SAT/ACT Essay Portion? Read up on the updates!  Inside Higher Ed recently published an article on colleges, titled "Dropping the SAT Essay" and the Princeton Review published on the 25 schools that recommend or require the essay portions, titled "Who Requires SAT and ACT Essays (and why they shouldn’t)"


    SCORE SUBMISSIONS

    Colleges typically admit and base merit scholarships off of your highest ACT/SAT score. Even though you may have taken multiple and sent in your score each time, that is the only way colleges can see your score records and that is how they can see "all/most" of your scores. There will be some colleges that require you to submit all scores/score history. Keep in mind that when colleges "require" all scores or the score history, they often still admit based on highest score; holistic decisions may want to see your records to see if you've continued trying to achieve and it can certainly help in that case.  Here is a helpful article by Prep Scholar  speaking to this topic. 

     

     

  • Updated 2019