If your child wants to become a great piano player, they need to practice. If they want to become a better basketball player, they need to practice. So it makes sense that if your child wants to do well on the SAT, they need to …
The SAT tests the same knowledge and skills that students learn in school, so practicing those skills in class is one of the best ways your child can prepare for the test.
There are also several ways your child can practice for the SAT outside of class—and they’re all free.
Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy
Because the College Board is the maker of the SAT, we know exactly what types of questions will be on the test. We also know that every student has different study needs.
That’s why we partnered with Khan Academy®, a leader in online education, to create Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.
Official SAT Practice is a free online study tool that helps your child build the skills they need to succeed on the SAT and in college. It creates a personalized SAT study plan for each student based on their previous SAT or PSAT/NMSQT scores or their results on a few short online quizzes.
With Official SAT Practice, your child will have access to:
- Thousands of interactive questions
- Video tutorials
- 8 full-length practice tests
- Instant feedback
Research shows that just 6–8 hours using Official SAT Practice is associated with an average score gain of 90 points from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT. And more hours practicing could lead to bigger score improvements.
To use Official SAT Practice, your child needs to create a free Khan Academy account. And if they want to use their SAT or PSAT/NMSQT scores to create their personalized study plan, they'll need to link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts.
Bonus: If your child uses Official SAT Practice, they could be eligible to earn a $1,000 Practice scholarship through the College Board Opportunity Scholarships Program.
The Daily Practice App
If your child has a smartphone, they can practice for the SAT anytime, anywhere, with the free Daily Practice for the SAT app.
With the Daily Practice app, your child will have 24/7 access to:
- A new official SAT practice question every day
- An archive of previous questions
- Answer explanations to help them learn
- Hints to guide them toward the correct answer
The Daily Practice app will also instantly score any official SAT practice test your child takes on paper. All they have to do is scan their answer sheet with their phone.
Official SAT Practice Tests
Taking an official, full-length SAT practice test is one of the best ways for your child to know what to expect on test day. Practice tests help students see how long it takes to complete the test, which is information your child can use to better manage their time.
There are eight free practice tests to choose from, which students can take either online using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy or on paper by downloading and printing them out. You’ll also find the same practice tests in the Official SAT Study Guide.
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