At any given point the academic year, hundreds of thousands of high schoolers and their parents are planning for the SAT and ACT. A major consideration is–or should be–test prep, without which scores are certain to fall below a student’s potential. If you are about to embark upon the adventure that is college admissions testing, consider some of the most frequently asked questions about prepping for the SAT & ACT:
Is preparing for a test even worthwhile?
How hard is the SAT or ACT for the unprepared?
Is there a secret to score improvement?
How does effective test preparation work?
What is the best way to assess tutors and test prep providers?
Should/can someone study for the ACT and SAT at the same time?
When does an SAT or ACT class make sense?
What makes tutoring so valuable?
What is the difference between individual and small-group tutoring?
Can someone improve speed on the math sections of the SAT & ACT?
Why does reading take so long to improve?
My teen is working really hard but not seeing improvement. Why?
What if someone’s official test scores don’t match practice scores?
Is retaking the SAT or ACT worthwhile?
How can I support my teen during test prep?
Can 529 funds be used to pay for test prep?
How can a student earn a perfect test score?
Of course, even this extensive list of links only scratches the surface on this topic. For additional answers to these and other important questions around what the tests are, why they matter, and what you can and should do about them, just check our comprehensive FAQ page.