Sunday, April 22, 2012

39 Sites: Test Preparation for Your Students

With the advent of ASK testing this week, I was reminded that our students always seem to have another test hurdle to make it over. My seniors are especially nervous about the SAT's and what the requirements are for each college. It's never too early to start studying, right? Here's a listing which covers four main types of high school tests.

AP Exams
AP Test Books- choose your subject area and you can purchase a book for that subject.
Bubbabrain- games assist students studying for the AP and SAT
Cliff Notes- read articles on all AP subject areas, (free) or purchase handbooks.
Collegeboard- practice tips; registration for the AP
Pearson Education- AP Test Workbooks ($$)
Peterson's- practice tests for the AP; $19.95 each
Spark Notes AP Test Center- register for free for the center's "quick reviews of specific subject areas, full course reviews for select subjects, and diagnostic testing with full explanations to help you determine your study needs."

HSPA Practice- 6 pages long
Mathematics Assessment Tutorial- from the NJ Department of Education

Brightstorm- free PSAT prep videos
Collegeboard- practice tips and practice tests
Peterson's Free Practice Test- full-"length test like the real thing"
Study Guide Zone- free practice tests, guide, PSAT flashcards
Test Prep Review- free online practice tests

5,000 Vocabulary Words and Definitions
Bubbabrain- games assist students studying for the AP and SAT
Collegeboard- SAT practice; you can also register to take the SAT on this site.
Edufire- flash cards for the SAT; forums, interactive tutoring online ($$)
Flashcard Flash- search for flashcards from flashcard sites
Easel iPad App- study vocab for Algebra and the SAT
eHow: How to Study for the SATs- 6 important tips
I Need a Pencil- free SAT prep 
Kaplan SAT Quizbank- free study materials if you register
Khan Academy- although this YouTube site is blocked at school, you can connect outside the building; click on "test prep"
Official SAT Study Guide- from Collegboard; purchase price $21.99
PrepMe- SAT prep materials ($$)
The Princeton Review- tutoring, classes, study guides ($$)
SAT Vocabulary, Suffixes and Prefixes- free quizzes
Study Guide Zone- study guide, SAT practice questions; free 15 free practice tests
Test Prep Review- free online practice tests
VocabAhead- videos help students prepare for the ACT and SAT
VocabSushi- free site offers "the better way to build your vocabulary";  app also available
Words, Words, Words- Android app for vocabulary; use like flashcards or quiz yourself; help you pronounce


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