Culver: Students can access free, customized SAT practice tools

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, January 13, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 13, 2017) — Hoosier students can now access free and customized SAT practice plans based on their PSAT/NMSQT results, according to State Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen).

The College Board, an organization that administers the SAT, has teamed up with Khan Academy, which offers personalized learning resources, to provide a free educational tool for all students. By visiting www.satpractice.org, students can connect their College Board and Khan Academy accounts and begin practicing for the SAT.

“Once students have their PSAT results, they can go to this site and create a practice plan to help them prepare for the SAT,” Culver said. “This free tool can help them improve their scores in the specific areas where they need a hand.”

To help promote the resource, an SAT practice challenge will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 18. On that day, test takers will be asked to log on and connect their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to the practice site.

Laptops will be donated to the public libraries in the three school districts with the highest percentage of 2016 PSAT/NMSQT test takers who connect their accounts that day. Laptops will also be donated to the district with the highest overall percentage of 2016 PSAT/NMSQT test takers who connected their accounts between Oct. 1, 2016, and Jan. 18, 2017. In order for a school to qualify, it must have had at least 400 students who took the October 2016 PSAT/NMSQT.

“We want all students to have access to the free tools that will help them prepare for the SAT,” said Aaron Lemon-Strauss, Executive Director, SAT Student Success, College Board. “Libraries are key partners in connecting students to Official SAT Practice. By donating laptops to public libraries in the districts with the highest percentage of 2016 PSAT/NMSQT takers who link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts, we can help even more students in those districts take advantage of Official SAT Practice.”

The SAT is a standard test widely used for college admissions. The PSAT/NMSQT is a preliminary version of the SAT. Students in 10th and 11th grades can take the PSAT/NMSQT to measure their readiness for college, access scholarships, learn their potential to succeed in Advanced Placement courses, and practice for the SAT.

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State Rep. Wes Culver represents House District 49, which includes portions of Elkhart County.

 

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