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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!)
Air Tutors


Contact: Hasan Ali at hasan@airtutors.org or 800-211-1986

FREE Demystifying the SAT/ACT On-line Sessions, Saturday, October 26th or Saturday, November2nd; Time 1pm - 2pm.  Each session is limited to 10 students.  Sign up by emailing Amy Povondra at amypovondra@airtutors.org.  Please see the flyer attached at the bottom of this page.

Our tutoring experience promotes engagement that solidifies comprehension for our students. We prepare our students on REAL ACT/SAT tests, build their academic fundamentals, and then teach them the tips and tricks to succeed on each exam. We provide families an amazing level of support to quell any anxieties throughout their student's academic journey. Our tutors have wonderful personalities that build productive connections with their students to make test prep and academic tutoring fun!  Please see flyer attached below.

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/

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

The Princeton Review is offering a FREE practice SAT or ACT Test at Mira Costa High on October 19th at 9:00AM - 12:45PM.  You’ll get a detailed score report that analyzes your strengths and weaknesses and gives you an action plan for improvement.  

Visit www.princetonreview.com/miracostahs  or call 1-800-2REVIEW to register.  Flyer attached below.

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.

Revolution Prep is offering FREE practice SAT and ACT exams at Mira Costa High School.  All exams are held at Mira Costa High School on Saturdays from 9am to 12:30pm.  Rooms TBD.

Choose SAT or ACT – Test dates: 11/16/19, 3/7/20, 5/2/20 

To register for one or more exams go to:


Bring Calculator, pencils, water, and snack and a smart phone (if possible) to score the exam.

Questions – contact Jean Stroud at 818-217-0951 or stroud@revolutionprep.com.

Study Hut Tutoring:  www.studyhut.com