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Test Prep: Information on PSAT*, SAT*, ACT*, GED® Test*, & TOEFL*

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Getting familiar with the structure and subjects of standardized tests can help you score high. Below, you'll find information about 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 our resources and articles to get prepared.

Peterson's GED® Test Prep Book

Peterson’s Master the GED® Test offers expert test-prep strategies and review material for the high school equivalency diploma test, including...

TOEFL Practice Sets

Prepare for the TOEFL test, whether you're taking the TOEFL iBT or another version, with easy-to-use online TOEFL practice sets....

Which is Better, the IELTS or the TOEFL Test?

For many years, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) was the exam most U.S. colleges and universities relied on to measure and test English...


Building Your Vocabulary Helps with Test Prep

Building your vocabulary can help you in many ways, from preparing you for standardized tests to improving your understanding of what you read....

Why Test Prep Works for Standardized Tests

At its most basic level, a test is "standardized" when each test taker is presented with identical sets of questions....

Last-Minute Test Prep Tips

No matter whether you're taking the SAT, ACT, PSAT, or another exam, there are certain things you can do in the days before to ensure a successful experience....

Tips and Suggestions for Being Ready for Your SAT Subject Tests

These tips for the SAT Subject Tests are considered "tried and true." Over the years, they have been used by students taking the SAT Achievement Tests...

An Overview of the SAT Subject Tests

Sometimes still called SAT 2, SAT ii, or SAT Achievement Tests, there are currently 20 SAT Subject Tests. Each an hour long, these standardized tests consist...

Some Important Details about the SAT Subject Tests

As you apply to some colleges and universities, you may be required to take one or more SAT Subject Tests. Some of those institutions use your scores as...


SAT Scores: About the SAT

The SAT is a standard college entrance exam that measures skills in math, reading, and writing. The first section is always a written essay, which takes...

Free Practice Test for the SAT

The best time to find out if you need more SAT preparation is before your test — and that makes a free SAT practice test a great place to start....

You Received Your SAT Scores… Now What?

You've taken your high school classes, sat through SAT prep and other SAT help, and finally gone through SAT testing. Now you have your scores; what's...

PSAT Test Taking Tips and Advice

The first step in your college search doesn’t involve choosing a location or a program of study. But it does require some work on your part. The...

What to Do When Your PSAT Scores Come In

Have you gotten your PSAT scores back? Most scores arrive in the beginning of December. No matter what your scores are, now is not the time to gloat, panic,...

Sample PSAT Test Questions

Before getting started on PSAT prep that can help you improve your PSAT scores, try these sample PSAT test questions to see where you stand and what you...


Military Tests

Whether you want to qualify to enter the military or advance your military career, Peterson's can help you go further with our books and online resources....

CLEP Practice Tests

Get ready for the CLEP test with online practice tests that can help you with CLEP study and help you identify your strengths and weaknesses....

Sample CLEP Test Questions

Before getting started on your CLEP study, try these sample CLEP test questions to get familiar with question types and exam format and see what you need...


AP Prep: About the AP

The AP testing program allows you to try out college-level work and build valuable skills and study habits in the process. Subject matter is explored...

Ask the Experts: AP Exams

Read actual questions from students about AP exams and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts...

AP Practice Tests

Get started on your AP prep with an AP practice test online. Whether or not you're taking an AP course, a practice test can help you get ready for test...

ACT Scores: The First Step Is Knowing the Basics about the Test

Knowing the basics about the ACT test, such as test structure, dates, location, and scoring system can help you prepare to achieve the ACT scores you're...

Free Practice Test for the ACT

Check out some sample questions from the ACT test here!...

Ask the Experts: ACT

Read actual questions from students about the ACT and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts...


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