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. Dave Ober (R-Albion).
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.
“Using this site, students can tailor a practice exam to their needs that will help better prepare them for the SAT,” Ober said. “They can use their results from the PSAT to identify the areas where they need to improve. It’s free and can be accessed anytime, anywhere.”
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.
State Rep. Ober represents all of Noble County and portions
of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.
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