At Dogwood Tutoring and Test Prep, we use ACT and SAT practice tests to serve several important purposes in the test prep process.
- Before test prep starts, students take practice tests to help determine whether ACT or SAT is a better match, without having to spend time and money on taking the real tests. Students can quickly see their results on practice tests in great detail, so they will know which questions were right and wrong — to help them study for future tests.
- During test prep, we assign sections of practice tests for homework in order to reinforce lessons on using strategies and strengthening subject skills. With ongoing practice, students become more proficient at answering test questions correctly.
Full-Length ACT and SAT Practice Tests
For students to get the true look and feel of official ACT tests, we offer real, retired, full-length practice tests that take three hours with standard time. The full-length ACT test lets students experience the faster ACT pace, compared to the SAT.
Most 10th and 11th graders take the PSAT each October on a school day. The digital PSAT and digital SAT are essentially the same test. At Dogwood, we typically start the test prep process by administering an ACT practice test and comparing those results with the PSAT — and also discussing which test your student prefers to take.
After the initial ACT (or SAT) practice test, you will receive a full diagnostic score report, complete with question-by-question details. Throughout the test prep process, we ask students to take practice tests because there is no substitute for practice, along with expert coaching, to help improve test-taking performance.
What Is the Best Way?
The best way depends on each student’s individual situation. Contact Ivan to discuss which practice test is best for your student’s needs. Call 678-735-7555 or email Ivan@DogwoodTutoring.com. There is no charge for ACT practice testing at any time. The first digital SAT practice test is free at Dogwood. Extended-time testing is also available.