(Free for Acton residents -- Subscription paid for by the Library)
Free online practice tests and courses, including the SSAT, PSAT, AP, ACT, SAT, and SAT subject tests. Also includes need-to-know Tips and Strategies for each test. Home access is limited to Acton residents, but it is available to everyone from a library computer.
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, like most high schools, offers help and information about all aspects of college planning and is clearly a first point of contact for advice and help. Their site has links to test prep sites as well as test dates and registration information.
BigFuture, by the College Board
Although published by the College Board, which operates the SAT, AP, PSAT, and CLEP, and sells study guides and online courses, this helpful site encourages people to use free prep methods. There are many helpful articles about testing, especially one called “Admission Test Myths”, a slide show which is a good place to start to understand how college testing works.
Khan Academy Personalized SAT Practice
The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide free practice for the new SAT. This resource includes full-length practice tests, diagnostic quizzes, instant feedback, and personalized practice recommendations.
College Board SAT
From the College Board, which is the administrator of the SAT and other tests, this official site has many free resources including: sample practice questions; a full length SAT practice test; a question of the day; “Skills Insight”, a tool to help users analyze their abilities; and information on test dates. Other resources require a fee.
College Board SAT Subject Tests
College Board PSAT
College Board AP
SAT Counselor Resource Center
Find free College Board resources here; this is part of the counselor resource center, but it has quick links to College Board web pages whose intended audience is students, including question of the day, practice test, and math review.
The official site of the ACT offers tips, practice questions, descriptions of the test, a question of the day and information on dates and registration. You can download a free preparation booklet including practice tests. An online prep test and the official prep book are offered for purchase.
The site for the HiSET Exam. The HiSET is a high school equivalency exam.
This is the site of Educational Testing Service, administrator of the GRE, the graduate school admissions test, where you may find information about the test, free and low cost preparation materials, and test dates, and register for the test.
This is the Educational Testing Service's website for the TOEFL, the Test of English as a Foreign Language, where you may find information about the test, register for a testing date, and access preparation materials.