Test Preparation Sites
PRC Homework Help - STUDY SKILLS & TEST TAKING
Find everything from study skills activities to focused study applications. There is a link to Virginia SOL Practice tests, and there is even an online stopwatch link to help prepare for timed work.
FREE ONLINE MATH TUTORIAL
Looking for help with math, or want to prepare for the SOL? This is anexcellent math tutorial link with worksheets with answers to virtually every math component. Go to :www.kutasoftware.com/freemain.html.
FREE - Eknowledge/NFL SAT & ACT TEST PREP
the Department of Defense, eKnowledge and a group of NFL players donate multimedia SAT/ACT Test Preparation products to Service members and their families worldwide. These programs can be used as a stand-alone instruction tool, or as a supplement to other preparation materials. Students can study at their own pace and the program provides feedback on learning progress, rest readiness, and more. Those military families interested in receiving free eKnowledge products under this program can complete an online request form at http://eknowledge.com/military, or visit the Department of Defense at http://militaryhomefront.dod.mil for more details. Copies can also be requested by calling 951.256.4076 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE - A.WORD.A.DAY
Prepare for those standardized tests by expanding your vocabulary. Go to http://wordsmith.org/words/today.html and sign up to receive A.Word.A.Day in your mailbox every day! The site provides pronunciation, definitions, parts of speech, usage, quotations, language of origin, etc.
FREE ON-LINE MATH TUTORIAL
Looking for help with math, or want to prepare for SOL? This is an excellent math tutorial link with worksheets with answers to virtually every math component: https://www.kutasoftware.com/
FREE: VOCABULARY BUILDER
RICE DONATION at www.freerice.com This is a cool vocabulary-building site that gives free rice through the United Nations. The vocabulary words are interesting and challenging, and each correct answer donates 20 grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger. If you get the word wrong, the word will be shown again so you will have the chance to answer correctly from what you learned. Check it out!
FREE - ACT PRACTICE TEST
Go to www.actstudent.org/index.html, take the practice test and discover the correct answers, as well as explanations for those answers. General test preparation information is also available at the site.
FREE - SAT READINESS PROGRAM
Check out the SAT Question of the Day! You can go to the SAT Preparation Center section of www.collegeboard.org/ and get access to test directions, sample questions, and a full-length practice test. The SAT Preparation Center is free.
FREE - ONLINE TEST PREP
- COLLEGE BOARD PARTNERS WITH KHAN ACADEMY TO PRODUCE FREE SAT PREP MATERIAL – Khan Academy is developing comprehensive, best-in-class SAT prep materials that is free. This partnership directly addresses one of the greatest inequalities around college entrance exams: the culture of high-priced test preparation. These new materials will be available spring of 2015 – a full year before the launch of the redesigned SAT. Students will be able to practice at their own pace using Khan Academy’s personalized learning dashboard. The dashboard recommends exercises at each student’s level and shows progress point, and badges as students accomplish their “SAT Mission.” In the meantime, students taking the SAT in 2014-2015 can begin practicing now with hundreds of questions from unreleased SATs and over 2000 videos with step-by-step solutions. Explore current SAT tutorials at www.khanacademy.org/sat.
- www.majortests.com - Prep by test section, including essay prompts; get an explanation for answers.
- Pinceton Review has created an online test preparation site so thorough that just the section on basic test taking skills can take 2 hours. Paid for by the U.S. Army and designed to help students prepare for standardized tests through basic math and English skills, you will be asked if you would like a recruiter to contact you. Your answer will be honored, yes or no. Users need to be at least 13 years of age and will have 45 days to complete the course. Turn off pop-up blockers and go to www.march2success.com/ to check it out.
- SAT Preparation Center section of www.collegeboard.org/ and offers access to test directions, sample questions, and a full-length practice test.
- SAT Skills Insight - College Board has a new, FREE, testing study program. If you have taken the PSAT, SAT, or any practice test, you can study focused on specific areas and use your test scores to further focus your studies. Check out this free option at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice
FREE - PRACTICE for SUBJECTS AND TESTS
Khan Academy offers practice for math, science, economics and finance, arts and humanities, and computing courses. It also offers FREE test prep for the SAT. Visit www.khanacademy.org to register.
FREE - PRACTICE TESTS
Free Practice Tests are now available online from the Fairfax County Public Library. There is a wide variety of interactive online tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adults succeed on academic or licensing tests including the ACT, SAT, and several AP tests. The program provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analyses of your results. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library, click on Online Resources in left-hand column; click on Exam Prep. Some personal information will be required including your public library card number.
FAIRFAX COUNTY, FOR-FEE RESOURSES
Students can access a free full SAT course, and multiple other resources, through the testing database (TERC) in the school-provided Gale suite. Log into Blackboard, click on the “eCART” tab, Scroll down to “Library Resources – Testing and Education Reference Center”, and click the icon in the box.
FAIRFAX COUNTY ADULT EDUCATION
offers SAT preparation, study skills, and other enrichment courses for secondary school students at area schools. Visit www.fcps.edu/activities/enrichment-and-test-prep-classes for more information. Current FCPS students may submit registration and payment by mail, fax, or walk-in at any Fairfax County Adult Education Registration Center. For more information about the courses, call 703.227.8453 or 703.227.8472, Monday through Friday during regular business hours.
FCPS PARENT RESOURCE CENTER TUTOR LIST
Need a tutor? Check the extensive list provided by the FCPS Parent Resource Center at www.fcps.edu/dss/osp/prc/resources/tutors.shtml