As the Fall approaches, seniors will be filling out applications and planning for their college futures. Bline Test Prep is offering a free, interactive, online SAT and GMAT test prep program. Both programs offer full-length practice tests that students take online. Once they have taken a practice test, students receive instant feedback on the questions they answered. The feedback comes with animated and narrated explanations of the correct answers. If students prefer to take the test at more than one sitting, they can select an option to pause the test and return to the same place at a later time.
What resources have you found helpful to assist students with college prep tests?
That is a very good resource for teachers to use for SAT or standardized test practice. Results have shown that those students who studied the Latin and Greek derrivatves for one entire semester actually improved their scores because they were never stumped by any vocabulary used throughout the test. So, if I were still teaching seniors and my assignment was to prepare them for the SAT or even the PSAT, I would have a serious vocbulary drill every day before beginning the rest of my teaching assignment. Reading levels have been adversely affected because of a lack of working vocabulary. Taking the SAT is not about memorization, but about critically evaluating the stem of the question and then deciphering the correct answer. At least that's what I learned from the College Board.
Building vocabulary for the SAT is a great idea! I found some free websites that offer teachers vocabulary lists and suggestions for teaching vocabulary for the SAT.
I also recommend using the SAT Question of the Day with students. This activity makes a good "bell ringer" to use at the beginning or end of each class period.
Have you tried any of the following free sites that offer help for studying or practicing for college prep tests? How helpful are these resources to prepare your students for standardized testing?
Please share other good testing resources that you use with your students?