Get Ready to Download Official SAT Practice Test #7
The rumors are true: SAT Practice Test #7 has been released... sort of.
I received my Question-and-Answer Service (QAS) copy a few weeks ago. That's a much speedier turnaround than the May 2016 SAT QAS, which showed up a few days after I took the October 2016 SAT. Credit to College Board for significant improvement on that front.
Speaking of commending the College Board, it's worth taking a moment to praise it for not shooting itself in the foot. Sadly, ACT seems unaware of the damage it's doing to itself and the degree to which they've handed College Board a gift it sorely needed.
SAT: 7 vs. ACT: 1
That's the count — or rather it will be — as soon as the College Board gets around to adding Official SAT Practice Test #7 gets to its growing list of Official SAT Practice Tests, here:
Meanwhile, ACT has only released one official full-length ACT practice test recently. In the interest of fairness, it can be downloaded directly from ACT's website, here:
Why does this disparity constitute a self-inflicted injury? After all, ACT inked a deal with Kaplan to provide ACT test prep, right?
That may be true, but independent tutors all over the United States will ultimately advise hundreds of thousands of students on whether to take the SAT or the ACT. And the Kaplan course does nothing to help independent tutors and tutoring companies meet the needs of students who choose to prepare for the ACT.
So as it stands, the lack of available ACT practice tests makes it more difficult for tutors — the ACT's unpaid evangelist workforce — to do their job of guiding students to take the ACT. In fact, the growing disparity between the glut of downloadable SAT tests and relative derth of downloadable ACT tests now strongly incentivizes tutors around the country to steer students back toward the SAT.
It's a gift that couldn't have come at a better time for the College Board and the SAT. After a very uncertain start to 2016, it seems that the College Board has righted the ship. This is due in no small part to the number of independent tutors and tutoring companies that have now embraced the New SAT. I know this because I talk to tutors around the country (and increasingly around the world) every single day. And for the most part, they all tell me the same thing: the SAT is back!
With that in mind, we at Clear Choice Test Prep are busy loading all the metadata for the October 2016 SAT into our FREE Full-Length Practice Test Grading System. Soon, our partners will be able to grade and analyze all seven official SAT Practice Tests with just a few clicks. Not only that, but our system also enables our partners to create our beautiful, 100% custom-branded, SAT score reports — FREE OF CHARGE. Our partners tell us that these branded score reports make it easy to convert timid parents into evangelist clients. These score reports enable tutors to lay out customized test prep courses quickly and confidently using our one-of-a-kind Course Planner interface. Or, if you'd rather offer a more standardized prep course, you can always use our Course Template System to lay out your signature course with just a few clicks.
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