Test Prep: Information on PSAT, SAT, ACT, GED, & TOEFL
Below, you'll find information about the most common standardized tests for high school students, including the SAT, CLEP, SAT subject tests, TOEFL, PSAT, AP exams, ACT, GED, and ASVAB.
If you're looking for some quick and easily accessible test prep, be sure to take a look at the free practice tests for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT available here at Peterson's.
Here are some articles on the basics of the most common tests:
There are lots of tips and tricks that are applicable to standardized tests of all types. Learning them can be a major boon to your test taking strategies, and can leave you well prepared for any of the possible tests you might take. Look over these tips here to get yourself started on your test prep.
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The SAT is ultimately just another standardized test, and between all the tips we have for you and the multiple test taking opportunities you'll have, you can rock it. You've just got to put in the time and the effort to study and prep properly.
Take a look at these articles for more:
If you're planning on taking the ACT, then you'll want to prepare for it, just like you would for any other standardized test. The ACT has its own tips, tricks, and strategies which will help ensure your success.
Read up on these tips, tricks, and strategies with these articles:
Not all AP exam scores are accepted by all colleges and universities, so you might want to investigate whether the colleges and universities you apply to are going to accept the AP scores for the exams you might take. Regardless, though, you'll want to do as well on your AP tests as possible; even if your college of choice won't give you credit for that test, it can still look good with your application.
Here are a few articles with what you need to know about the AP exams:
Bottom line, the PSAT isn't something that you should stress out too much about. It's still a good idea to prep, and it's still a good idea to try your hardest, but part of the point of taking the PSAT is that it will leave you with a good idea of what you need to work on and improve for the actual SAT.
If you want some good info on the PSAT and tips for acing the test, check out these articles:
If you want to find out all about SAT subject tests and how to conquer them, then look no further. We've got the resources you need, including practice tests and sample questions.
For more information on SAT subject tests, take a gander at these articles:
The CLEP test will obviously vary substantially depending upon which particular subject test you're taking, but there are still some tips and advice that it's worth knowing ahead of time. We also have some resources that can prepare you well for many different subjects.
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If you're an international student who doesn't speak English as your primary language, you'll want to be prepared for taking the TOEFL. We have information on the tips and strategies to get you through, the difference between the TOEFL and IELTS, and more. Check it out and get prepped for the TOEFL today!
Here are a few articles on the TOEFL that might help out:
The GED® test is comprehensive, covering English, science, math, and other subjects which might have been covered in high school. Studying for the GED® test before taking it is very important. With adequate preparation, you can conquer the test and earn your diploma!
If you want to know the best routes to be prepared, check out these articles:
ASVAB scores are also important for determining your eligibility for particular fields in the military and the opportunities that will be open to you, so if you're thinking of enlisting, you'll want to do as well as you can on the ASVAB.
Peterson's offers a number of book resources which can help you ace the ASVAB, including: