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Volume 118, Program 25
1/10/2013
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Since getting accepted into a great college often depends so much on SAT and ACT scores, your student should be highly prepared to take those tests. One of HSLDA’s high school consultants, Diane Kummer, talks about several test prep resources that can help your student be at his test-taking best. That’s today, on Home School Heartbeat your host Mike Smith.

Mike Smith:
Diane, are there any resources you can recommend to help homeschoolers prepare for the SAT and ACT tests?

Diane Kummer: Yes, Mike, there are many resources available to homeschool students to prepare for either the SAT or ACT. The CollegeBoard says the best way to prepare for the SAT is to do a lot of reading and writing and take challenging high school courses. Parents should communicate that to their teens. Completing test practice problems is also very helpful, but teens shouldn’t minimize the fact that studying and doing well in all of their high school courses will result in better SAT and ACT test scores. HSLDA lists a number of good test prep resources on our website, including the ACT or SAT PowerPrep. Offered by a company called eKnowledge, this program retails for over $200 but is available on HSLDA’s website for approximately $18 for a one-year renewable license. Kaplan, Princeton Review, and Barron’s are some of the most popular test prep publishers.

Mike:
Diane, I know these resources, as well as your other helpful insights this week, will be very much appreciated by our listeners. And thank you so much for joining us again!

Diane:
You’re welcome, Mike!

Mike:
And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.


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