Whether your students take pride in being the World’s Most Prepared Student or start their mornings with “wait, that test is TODAY?,” each student could probably use at least a little help in preparing for a high-stakes test like the ACT®.
ACT offers free and paid test prep tools designed to help students get ready for test day. Whether they need to focus on a certain subject area (or many areas) of the test, or if tests make them nervous and test-taking strategies might help, or they have been procrastinating and the test is just days away, there is a test prep option for them.
Below, we offer suggestions for test prep that fits each student’s schedule. Please keep in mind that each of these tools can be used anytime. However, if students need some long-term or short-term test prep, the tools below offer a good fit for their particular needs.
“I have months to prepare”
If you have the type of students who crave a lot of prep work, there are many options to give them a “deep dive” into what they need to know.
ACT Online Prep (paid)—This web- and app-based resource includes a personalized prep path that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, with tools to track progress and full-length practice tests to improve comfort levels on test day.
The Official ACT Prep Guide (paid)—Do you have students who are more comfortable with book learning? This guide provides full-length practice tests, with detailed explanations and practical tips on how to boost their score in each area.
ACT Prep Pack (paid)—This tool combines ACT Online Prep and The Official ACT Prep Guide to get the fullest possible prep experience.
“I have days to prepare”
Is test day just around the corner? We have tools to help students whose time is limited.
ACT Rapid Review (paid)—This tool provides live and on-demand instruction on preparing for the ACT. Students can choose the subject areas and delivery options that meet their budget and schedule.
ACT Academy (free)—This is a free online learning tool with videos, games, and other resources designed to help improve their ACT score and support your classroom teaching.
Preparing for the ACT (free)—This free study guide gives students a taste of the ACT, familiarizing them with the test instructions and format, before offering a complete practice test. Note: This booklet is also available in Spanish.
“My ACT test is tomorrow!”
No worries! There is still time prepare and boost students’ comfort levels.
ACT Practice Tests (free)—Your ACT Club membership offers practice tests that give students the same experience as taking the actual ACT test.
Students can also review these test strategies and review ways to keep their anxiety down. Remind students to get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast before the test, with plenty of time to arrive at the test center!
Would you like to know more? Click here to access a free webinar about ACT test prep options.