Why Take a Practice SAT and ACT?
For students planning to take the SAT or ACT, practice tests are an important part of preparation. Taking a practice test under conditions as similar as possible to a real testing situation is incredibly important. Like an athlete practicing in the stadium prior to a game or a musical performer having a dress rehearsal, students should experience the testing environment and test content to feel as comfortable as possible.
COMPARE THE SAT TO THE ACT
Students already enrolled in our tutoring programs take several ACT or SAT practice tests throughout their preparation and are welcome to take additional proctored tests. These practice tests serve as checkpoints and monitor progress. We look at how the student approached the test as a whole as well as how he or she handled specific types of questions in order to determine where the focus of instruction should be moving forward.
Choosing the SAT or ACT as a better fit
The results of our proctored tests can help determine which test is a better fit for your student. Upon completion, we put together a detailed score report showing your child’s strengths and weaknesses. These results will help us determine which test is a better fit for your student. We can then advise you about which test the student should prepare for in order to achieve the highest possible score for college admissions.
Strategies, Skills and Practice
There are three main components to test preparation: test-taking strategy, skills and background knowledge, and practice with actual tests. All three are critical. Proctored practice tests provide an opportunity for students to get much needed practice with actual ACT and SAT tests. This will prove invaluable when she takes the actual test because it will allow her to be as relaxed as possible on test day, with no surprises.
Building a road map
Should you sign up for one of our one-to-one test-prep programs, the ACT or SAT proctored test results serve as a baseline, and our tutors use them to create score goals for your student. In addition, these results help us create a test-prep game plan designed to help your student achieve his or her highest possible score.
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Lisa George, parent to Emily George,
Delaware Valley Friends School
450 Point Increase on the SAT
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Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
290 Point Increase on the SAT
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Jeff Brenner, Haverford HS
310 Point Increase on the SAT
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Caitlin McHugh, Council Rock North HS
380 Point Increase on the SAT