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.

TOEFL Test

Read about taking the TOEFL test, including what the TOEFL iBT is like, and how to prepare with these articles from Peterson's....

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...

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...

Test Prep Tips

Learn how to study for your tests, improve your vocabulary, focus on standardized tests, and more with Peterson's....

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....


SAT Subject Tests

Read about the SAT Subject Tests (formerly known as the SAT 2 or SAT II tests) and how to prepare with Peterson's articles on the subject tests....

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...

SAT
SAT

Learn how to improve your SAT scores and what to study when preparing for the test with Peterson's....

Comparing the ACT and the SAT

The ACT and the SAT are both used by colleges, but what are the differences between them, and what does the increased popularity of the ACT mean for you?...

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...


PSAT

Read about how to prepare for the PSAT and learn about improving your PSAT scores with Peterson'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,...

Military Tests

Get ready for military entrance exams such as the ASVAB and career promotion exams like the officer candidate tests or military flight tests with Peterson's....

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....


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...

GED® Test

Looking to get your GED? Peterson's has all the information you need to help you pass the test and get your certificate....

CLEP Test

Read about taking a CLEP test and how CLEP study can prepare you for the exam with articles from Peterson's....

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 Exams

Read about using AP prep and taking an AP course in order to get ready for AP exams with Peterson's....

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...

ACT
ACT

Find out all you need to know about the ACT, how to study, sign up, practice and more with Peterson's extensive ACT articles....

Use Study Guides and Practice Tests to Score High on the ACT

Should you use a study guide, a practice test or both? Find out which is better for you and which will give you the best score on the ACT....

Free Practice Test for the ACT

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


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