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If you have a teen in—or entering into high school— with any desire to attend college, it’s never too soon to start thinking about the SAT.
→ When should your student take the SAT? It’s recommended that students take the SAT at least twice, once in the spring of their junior year and once in the fall of their senior year. 67% of students who test again improve their score the second time.
Once your teen has registered, it’s important that they get as much practice in as they can before they take the test. Fortunately, the College Board now offers free SAT prep, with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.
The amazing thing about the partnership between the College Board and Khan Academy is that SAT test prep is completely personalized for each student. Your student doesn’t have to be registered to take the SAT to start using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy— which makes it ideal for students who want to get a jumpstart on their college goals.
→ A recent study shows that students who practiced for 20 hours on Khan Academy gained an average of 115 points from the PSAT/NMSQT to SAT compared to those students who did not use Official SAT Practice.
After signing up with Khan Academy Official SAT Practice, students can upload their PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT or previous SAT score to get their personalized practice recommendations, including practice schedule, interactive practice questions, hints and videos.
If your student hasn’t taken a College Board test, the program offers short diagnostic quizzes to get started. The personalized practice plan will show where your student already excels, and where they should focus their practice.
Why the SAT is Important
Every college in the United States accepts the SAT, with many making the SAT a requirement for admissions.
The SAT also connects your student to over $220 million in scholarships and merit aid that can make their college education more affordable.
If your student is college-bound, help them take the next step by taking the SAT.
Remember, Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy is effective, personalized to your student, and 100% free. Have them check it out today!