Standardized Tests Schedule
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Standardized Test Information & Preparation
Students should prepare for the ACT before taking it to maximize their score and minimize the number of times they need to take it. There are several things students can do to prepare:
Purchase a couple of practice books and sit for the test at home, with a similar time constraint (8 am, Saturday morning, 4 hours long). You will hate it, but it will allow you to feel how the time constraints affect you at that time of day. The practice testing will also allow you to become more familiar with the instructions and question styles, which will increase your reading speed on the day of the test. Time is consistently given as the number one issue on test day.
These are pricey, but they come with a guarantee of increasing scores and students that have taken advantage of it have benefited. They offer online courses or sessions in Columbus. The Kaplan website has lots of options to explore. They also host free practice testing in Columbus, but sign up early.
offers an ACT Turbo class taught by BWS Educational Consulting. BWS has classes in Columbus as well as tutors that will come out as far as Granville to meet with students individually. Again, it is pricey ($80/hour), but they have a great reputation.
- OHSAA — Reduced Fee for ACT Prep Materials, click HERE to view a YouTube video explaining the program
- College Board Online — SAT test dates and registration, financial aid calculator, more
- ETS Net — Educational Testing Service Network
- Kaplan — The popular and proven-to-work standardized test prep program
- Princeton Review — Learn about standardized tests and how to prepare for them. SAT, ACT, PSAT.
- Testprep.com — Free online test preparation.
- ACT Testing and Information
- ACT Registration and Information for Students with Disabilities — students who wish to request additional time should read this information thoroughly, and submit documentation to the intervention specialist at least three weeks prior to the registration deadline.