Building 21High School

College and Career

SAT Announcement

On March 25, 2020, the Allentown School District and Building 21 will be providing an opportunity for all 11th grade students to take the SAT at no cost to the students or families.  Most colleges and universities use SAT scores as part of their acceptance criteria.  Earning a high score is one way to separate yourself from other students in competition to gain acceptance to a college or university.  SAT scores are also a determining factor in who is eligible for many scholarships.  It is in your best interest as a student to take this opportunity seriously and do your best.  Please make sure you arrive to school on time, well-rested, and prepared to follow testing procedures on March 25th. 

 Test Preparation Resources:

  1. The College Board:  CollegeBoard offers a Question of the day, Sample Questions, Tutorials and Practice Tests for the SAT.  This doesn’t require any login or additional information.  In addition to having ways to practice the SAT, CollegeBoard also offers dozens of test taking strategies.
  2. Khan Academy:   Khan Academy has full-length SAT practice tests available and offer free, personalized practice based on your diagnostic test results!  You can also find booklets, videos, etc. on their website. No login required.
  3. Test Prep Review : Test Prep Review offers practice for many different standardized tests. This site allows you to quiz yourself on SAT sections, as well as pick and choose which types of problems you would like to hone your skills on.
  4. The Princeton Review:  The Princeton Review offers both in-person and online practice SAT exams for free. After the test, you receive a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score.
  5. McGraw Hill:   While McGraw-Hill doesn't have tests for the SAT specifically, it offers five complete PSAT online practice tests with explanations for every question. You'll also find problem-solving videos and other PSAT prep materials like tips, strategies, and how-to's. The best part? There's no sign-up or sign-in. The PSAT is very similar to the SAT, so don't hesitate to check this website out!
  6. Kaplan: Check out Kaplan's free SAT Turbo Test, which is Kaplan's shortened version of the SAT to help you see what your score would be if you took the real SAT today. Kaplan also offers a Question of the Day with detailed explanations for each answer!
  7. TestPrepPractice.Net:  TestPrepPractice helps students use and find the right SAT prep resources.  They have compiled a list of their Top 9 SAT Prep books, 18 downloadable SAT documents, and more. Best of all, there is no registration required.
  8. Varsity Tutors:  Varsity Tutors is a test prep website that offers SAT practice like flash cards, subject test and a Question of the Day. They also give users a unique feature: creating tests for yourself and other users.  Varsity Tutors does require an account.
  9. PowerScore.com:  PowerScore has a variety of different SAT materials.  These practice tests include one prep booklet, two official SAT Practice Tests, and other official practice questions.  This website doesn’t require any type of registration.