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Testing Information

Recommended Timeline for Assessments:
  • Sophomores: PSAT, Practice ACT (see "Test Prep Resources" below for more information on Practice/Mock opportunities)
  • Juniors: PSAT and SAT, and ACT (Students interested in participating in the National Merit Scholarship Program must take the PSAT in the 11th grade. Visit the National Merit website for more information.)
  • Seniors: SAT and/or ACT (take last exams by December for college consideration!)
FREE Resources for SAT/ACT test preparation: 
Chegg Test Prep FREE online resources:

- SAT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/sat

- ACT Test Prep: http://www.chegg.com/test-prep/act


ACT - Test Prep Preview.com:  https://www.testprepreview.com/act_practice.htm


Khan Academy FREE online resources: https://www.khanacademy.org


StudyBlue online flashcard may help students learn faster and improve outcomes. Flashcards have long been an effective tool for learning and now that StudyBlue is FREE, students can easily create, share and study flashcards for any subject without a monthly subscription.  You can learn more about us here: http://www.studyblue.com/

Local Options for Test Prep (Check back regularly for updates!)
Blue Train Tutoring:  www.bluetraintutoring.com

ACT Speed Session Want to beat your test anxiety? Want to learn to move more quickly? Come to a one of a kind Blue Train workout, where there will be no scoring or grading, only tips and drills to help you perform better. By the end of the hour and a half, students should feel more confident about letting go, moving quickly, and accessing their greatest potential under pressure. Simply RSVP to office@bluetraincollegeprep.com with your name and we will put you on the list! Limited space available. First come, first serve! For more details, click here.

Catalyst Test Prep:  www.CatalystPrep.com
Compass Prep:  www.compassprep.com  
Compass offers complimentary proctored practice tests for students in Southern California.  Locations include the Manhattan Beach Library, Peninsula Center Library, and in Beverly Hills at the Compass Office.  Please see details at practicetests@compassprep.com or call 800-925-1250.
Kaplan Practice Tests:  www.kaptest.com
LA Tutors:  www.latutors123.com
Free full-length SAT or ACT practice tests offered.
Sign up here to take one in Beverly Hills:  https://www.latutors123.com/proctored-tests/
Please see flyer attached below.

PJ Test Prep Summer/Fall Schedule (at www.pjtestprep.com) is now live, as is our newest list of FREE SAT/ACT Practice Tests & College Essay Seminars (at www.pjtestprep.com/rsvp)! See Flyer Below 

Princeton Review:  www.princetonreview.com
Free practice tests are offered locally twice a month please go to the Princeton Review Website for details. Princetonreview.com/FreeEvents
Questions - please contact Jasmine Tavakoli  at:  jasmine.Tavakoli@Review.com


Revolution Prep:


Contact Jean Stroud, Revolution Prep Academic Advisor, at 818-217-0951 or jean.stroud@revolutionprep.com.

$200 Revolution Prep Gift Card for every  Mira Costa Student New to Revolution Prep!

Summer is a great time for rest and relaxation, but for many students, it’s also a time to reflect on their current academic standing and to plan for the future. 

The $200 gift card can be applied toward the program of your choice. Whether it’s for private tutoring or a test prep course with one of Revolution Prep’s expert, full-time tutors, they have a variety of programs to meet all student needs.

Head to https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/61/ to claim your gift card, and make sure to redeem it by June 30, 2019. If you have any questions or want to learn more, reach out to our school’s dedicated Revolution Prep Academic Advisor, Jean Stroud, at 818-217-0951.


Study Hut Tutoring:  www.studyhut.com