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Helping Students Prepare

This information refers to the current SAT and is in effect through the January 2016 test date. Get information about the redesigned SAT, which starts March 2016.

Information and resources from the SAT test maker

While there is no substitute for real learning — knowledge building and no short cuts — there is value in practicing on real tests under actual testing conditions. The College Board recommends that students take advantage of the affordable SAT practice tools in order to help them do their best on test day by:

  • Becoming more familiar with the test experience
  • Increasing test-taking comfort and confidence

To help you prepare your students for the test, the College Board provides the SAT Readiness Program™—an integrated system of free and affordable print materials, online services, and teacher workshops.

Developed to meet the diverse needs of students, educators, and schools, the SAT Readiness Program enables schools to:

  • Create an affordable program to help broaden student access to SAT preparation and higher education
  • Provide students with the only SAT practice tests created by the test maker

Our SAT preparation resources are both individually useful and designed to work together. You can select resources to:

  • Highlight the concepts and skills assessed on the SAT
  • Provide students with resources for independent study
  • Customize an SAT preparation course for your school

At, students can also access SAT videos and tutorials offered by the College Board’s partner, Khan Academy.

Customized Entry Pages


Go to the SAT Downloads and Materials Ordering page to view and print these and other related materials:

  • Getting Ready for the SAT
  • SAT Program Mathematics Review
  • SAT Skills Insight for Educators
  • SAT Practice Tools Brochure
  • SAT Resources for International Educators Brochure

SAT® Skills Insight™

SAT Skills Insight, a free online tool, shows students the academic skills required to achieve each score band on the SAT.

Coming in Spring 2016: The Redesigned SAT


  • SAT Program for K-12
  • Phone: (888) SAT-HELP
  • International: (212) 520-8600
  • Phones are available between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. Summer hours (from the end of June through August) are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET). The SAT Program Educator Helpline may be reached by completing this email inquiry form.

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