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AT/ACT Test Prep (Free)
Free online SAT test prep - official partnership with College Board, the makers of the SAT
Free online test prep from ACT
Free standardized test prep including SAT/ACT
SAT/ACT Test Prep Organizations (Various Prep Options at Different Costs)
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) - Required for enlisting in the military
Learning Express - TSI, ASVAB, STAAR Practice
Students, log in to your TISD Google account.  Then, click HERE to access the username and password for this resource.
Scroll down on the Library Online Resources page to find "Learning Express."
In Learning Express:
For ASVAB test prep, make sure you are in the College & Careers Library.  
Click on “Career Center Plus.”
Scroll down and click on “Prepare for Military Exam.”
Finally, click on “Prepare for the ASVAB.”
For STAAR and TSI test prep, make sure you are in the High School Library.
Click on "STAAR & TSI Preparation."
If you are a first time user, you will need to register to access any of these of resources.


Power Up Potential

The PSAT/NMSQT® (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) given to 10th- and 11th-grade students. As part of the SAT® Suite of Assessments, it’s designed to help prepare students for the SAT, college, and careers. Historically, students who take the PSAT/NMSQT score higher on the SAT, on average, than those who don’t take the test.


Connections to Scholarships

Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT in 11th grade may enter the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.


Our other scholarship partners also use the PSAT/NMSQT to find students qualified to apply for their programs. These organizations give out over $255 million in combined awards every year.


Free SAT Practice on Khan Academy

Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® is FREE for all students and the best way to prepare for the SAT. Created by Khan Academy and the makers of the SAT, Official SAT Practice gives students a practice plan built just for them. When they link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts, students get a personalized study plan based on their results on tests like the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, or PSAT™ 10, so they can focus on the skills they need to work on most.


Students also get access to:

  • Thousands of practice questions with instant feedback
  • Video lessons that explain questions step by step
  • Full-length practice tests
  • Studying and test-taking strategies


Students can access free, personalized SAT practice anytime, anywhere at You can view SAT practice recommendations and progress for entire classes and individual students, making it easier than ever to get your students ready for the SAT.


Research shows that students who spend 20 hours on Official SAT Practice gain an average of 115 points from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT.


Click here for the PSAT Student Guide:

SAT/ACT Test Dates and Resources

The SAT and the ACT are exams colleges use for admission and course placement.  Colleges will accept both with no preference.  We recommend that students try both tests to see if they have a preference or if they perform better on one over another. 
Students can compare their scores using a concordance chart (see link below).  See the "SAT vs. ACT" flyer on the right for more information on format for these tests.
Students may begin to take these tests as early as they want.  However, students may choose to wait to start taking the SAT after they receive their PSAT results late in December/early January of their junior and sophomore years, so that they can use those results to guide their preparation for upcoming SAT administrations.
Seniors who have not already taken the SAT/ACT their junior year may choose to take the earliest exams offered in the fall of their senior year to ensure they meet college application deadlines. 
**COVID Update - Many colleges are going test optional for admissions.  Be sure to check with each of your intended colleges to see what their policies are for admission, scholarships, and course placement.  Some colleges are test optional for admission but not for scholarships.  Students may still need to test to show college readiness with SAT/ACT or other assessments like the TSI for course placement.**
Click HERE for SAT/ACT dates & tips flyer.
Click HERE for SAT score release dates.
Click HERE for ACT score release dates.
Click here for SAT & ACT Test Dates for 2022-23 and Registration Information
TMHS School Code 447044
Create an account and at register at:
**If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, you may receive two SAT testing fee waivers. These may be available in your College Board account.  Please see Mrs. Phelan if you have any questions.**
Test Date
Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline (w/fee)
Aug. 27
July 29
Aug. 16
Oct. 1
Sept. 2
Sept. 20
Nov. 5
Oct. 7
Oct. 25
Dec. 3
Nov. 3
Nov. 22
March 11
Feb. 10
Feb. 28
May 6
April 7
April 25
June 3
May 4
May 23
Fees: SAT fee $60
Late fee $30  Date/Test Center Change Fee $25
4 FREE score reports available during registration and up to nine days after the test date 
Any reports requested above the 4 free require an additional $12 per score report
Click HERE for College Board SAT Test Day Tips & Policies
ACT Test Dates
Create an account and register at:
**If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, you may receive four  ACT testing fee waivers.  Please see Mrs. Phelan for an ACT fee waiver.**
Test Date
Registration Deadline
Late Registration Deadline (w/fee)
Sept. 10
Aug. 5
Aug. 19
Oct. 22
Sept. 16
Sept. 30
Dec. 10
Nov. 4
Nov. 11
Feb. 11
Jan. 6
Jan. 20
April 15
March. 10
March 24
June 10
May 5
May 19
July 15
June 16
June 23

ACT Fee (no writing) $63 ACT + writing $85 Late Fee $36
4 FREE score reports available during registration 
Any reports requested above the 4 free require an additional fee of $16 per score report
Click HERE for ACT Test Day Checklist
Click HERE for SAT/ACT Conversion Chart