SAT/ACT Test Prep Resources

By Monica Burns 05.07.2015 blog
Concentrating During A Test

Getting ready for any test can be stressful. We want to prepare our students to be the best they can be, and one way is to provide them with access to resources. As students begin thinking about the SAT and ACT exams, online and mobile tools can support their preparation and practice. Students, teachers and parents can find many sites with vocabulary word activities, practice tests and plenty of information to make sure teens are ready come exam time.

Question of the Day

The College Board offers a question of the day to for students looking for a quick daily dose of SAT test prep. The answers include explanations and a graphic of how many respondents answered correctly. When you visit this page you’ll also see an option for checking out the Questions of the Day from the previous month.

SAT Tutorials

Khan Academy is well-known for their helpful video tutorials on a wide range of topics. They know have a site dedicated to SAT prep. The goal is to level the playing field for students who might not be able to afford tutors or face to face test prep programs.

Practice SAT Questions

For free access to a handful of SAT test questions students can visit the College Board’s page with practice Reading, Writing, and Math questions. It includes examples of the passage-based reading questions, sentence completion questions, multiple choice, student-produced responses and more. This site provides the times that are given in real testing sessions to help students prepare in a simulated environment.

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Quiz is a wonderful resource for locating user generated practice quizzes. They have lots of examples made by teachers and students including quizzes related to the SAT and ACT exams. You can sync up this website with different flashcard apps on mobile devices or practice answering questions straight from your web browser.

Practice ACT Questions

4Tests is a free practice exam site that includes lots of ACT questions. Users can focus on one area — English, Mathematics Usage, Reading, Science — or choose to answer practice questions in all four sections. This site lets you view the correct answer right away and even provides an explanation.

As your students move into an ACT and SAT exam mindset they will need to find useful resources. These websites are a great way for students to wrap their head around the expectations of each exam and try out practice questions. Whether they spend their time watching tutorials, learning new words, or working through math problems, there are lots for students to dive in and get started!

Monica Burns is an EdTech & Curriculum Consultant and Apple Distinguished Educator. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.


  1. christopher

    I have to take those tests too, and I’m only in seventh grade! It is VERY stressful!

  2. christopher

    I was qualified to take those tests, and I think it’s pretty stressful; I’m only in seventh grade!

  3. Paul Smith

    Also check out “SAT Up” and “PrepZest” apps on ipad.

  4. chelsey shepherd

    it might be a good thing but it is really boring and takes to long .I wish they could have gave us a snack or something

  5. hector roman

    it think it is great that people are doing this so they can be advanced and things like that

    • Randi

      Play infmaortive for me, Mr. internet writer.

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