Help students test their knowledge within the subject areas covered

SAT and PSAT college entrance exams reveal how prepared high schoolers are for undergraduate studies. Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep provides SAT and PSAT pretests to give them a leg up.

This resource includes nine SAT practice tests. Each test contains sections focused on math and evidence-based reading and writing, along with an optional essay portion. There’s also an SAT online course that contains pretests for identifying strengths and weaknesses within specific subject areas, as well as a number of in-depth, self-paced tutorials covering each of the topic sections. A digital rights management (DRM)–free eBook provides additional practice tests, details about the test, and test-taking strategies.

PSAT content includes two practice tests covering the same sections as the SAT, with the exception of an essay—which isn’t required for this exam. A DRM-free eBook contains additional practice tests and information on the exam.

Content for these pretests has been prepared by subject matter experts. Each time a major revision is announced, new testing specs are incorporated. While the material covered is similar to what students will find on the formal exams, it isn’t intended to replicate the content. The tests are interactive and provide students with immediate scores and feedback. Students can retake exams to check their progress. Tests in the database are timed, so students can practice for the actual timed exam.

SAT total scores range from 400 to 1600. Both the math section and the evidence-based reading and writing section have 200–800 scoring ranges. With the SAT essay section, there are three scores, ranging from 2 to 8. The mean, or average, SAT composite score is 1059.

PSAT scores range from 320 to 1520. The average PSAT score is around 920. That’s based on a 460 score in the math and evidence-based reading and writing sections. An outstanding PSAT score is between 1420 and 1480. A PSAT score this high would qualify a student to become a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

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