Get Your Child Ready for the SAT with Free Practice Tools

By Andrew Elwell

College entrance exams like the SAT are an important part of your child’s college application. The SAT is accepted by all colleges in the U.S. as a way for your child to demonstrate their readiness for college-level work.

In March 2016, the College Board launched a new SAT that makes it easier for students to show their best work. To make sure that all students have access to the tools they need to feel confident and prepared on test day, the College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide free, world-class SAT practice tools available to everyone.

With Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, students can get an SAT practice plan tailored to their specific needs. If your child took the PSAT/NMSQT®, they can share their results with Khan Academy by connecting their College Board and Khan Academy accounts.

Your child can start practicing for the SAT with a focus on the areas where they need the most help just by following these three simple steps:

Step 1: Go to and create an account on Khan Academy, or log in to their existing account.

Step 2: When prompted, choose to connect their College Board and Khan Academy accounts. (It’s okay if they don’t have a College Board account yet—see Step 3.)

Step 3: Create a College Board account or sign in to their existing account and click “send” to share their PSAT/NMSQT results.

Seconds later, your child’s personalized SAT practice plan will appear. If they didn’t take the PSAT/NMSQT, they can take a few short quizzes to get their personalized study plan.

Help your child take the next step by encouraging them to sign up, link up and get practicing!

Learn more about helping your teen get ready for the SAT with free test prep!

Andrew Elwell is the director of student communications for the College Board.

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