Virtual SAT & ACT Mock Exams

College Bound.

Applying to college is all about presenting your resume of skills. In the current landscape of college admissions, the SAT & ACT entrance exams are a golden opportunity.

Back by popular demand, we will be offering these summer virtual test dates in 2021:

  • Virtual Mock SAT
    July 28, 2021
  • Virtual Mock ACT (abridged)
    August 4, 2021

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic redesigned much of the college admissions landscape, especially in regard to standardized testing. Due to test center closures and scarce test dates, many colleges began to view the SAT & ACT as resume builders, rather than barriers to entry. That’s one outcome of 2020 craziness that we can actually feel good about! As of 2021, more colleges are test optional. Now the entrance exams are largely an opportunity, rather than an obstacle. Earning higher scores can only help you! And this is great news.

To support our college-bound students, Knower Academics started offering virtual mock SAT & ACT exams in 2020 to provide students with:

  • experience in the timing and proctoring of the exams,
  • data about where they currently stand on the entrance exams,
  • guidance on how to study and what material to study, and
  • clear direction as to whether they should focus their studying on the SAT or ACT.

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Join us for a virtual mock test.

You are invited to register for a virtual mock exam! Participants will be provided, via email, an SAT* or ACT test, which Knower Academics will proctor virtually in our Zoom classroom. After the proctored exam is complete, participants will submit their answers and Knower will return an electronic score report** with projected scores. Families who register for the virtual test will also have access to additional test prep options, including a detailed diagnostic report and one-to-one test-prep sessions.

Your virtual test registration includes:

▸ DIGITAL, DOWNLOADABLE TEST MATERIALS (included)

In their inbox, registrants will receive a downloadable electronic copy of SAT/ACT exam materials, to be printed prior to the test date.

▸ ENTRY TO THE VIRTUAL MOCK TEST ($40)

  • Link to the virtual test room, proctored under realistic test conditions
  • Process to return student answers to Knower for scoring
  • A projected score report with both composite and section scores

*currently made available by College Board in the public domain

**Please note that this score report shows what the scores student would likely earn on an SAT or ACT, but it is not a replacement for the score reports which are sent to colleges. Knower is offering a realistic practice test experience, not acting as a test center.

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Additional Options

Available with your mock test registration:

Detailed diagnostic score report provides insight into the student’s use of test-taking strategy during the exam and targets areas of focus for additional coaching. Designed to increase the effectiveness of ongoing study.

Our detailed reports analyze student results according to a variety of specific metrics that pinpoint strengths, weaknesses, strategic decision making, and confidence. As students review their detailed diagnostic results, they will see graphs and suggestions that encourage them to reflect on the decisions they made during the exam. The report is designed to be a learning tool that helps students draw connections between their decisions on the test and the score they received. They will also see which question formats and content areas are strengths which they should focus on demonstrating during the exam, and which content areas are weaknesses that deserve targeted attention in their studies.

One-to-one expert instruction for the SAT & ACT remains the gold standard in test-preparation. See why some of the best college counselors around recommend Knower’s rightsized, strategic approach to preparing students for the college entrance exams.

Connect with an instructor from our incredible test-prep team for one-to-one sessions that
• Build strategy for optimum score,
• Practice specific techniques to maximize accuracy, efficiency, and consistency, and
• Review and reteach specific content areas.

Learn more about Knower’s approach to one-to-one test prep, SAT Test Prep, ACT Test Prep, and  Summer Test Prep.

If you would like to learn more about our one-to-one prep or discuss options, please contact us to schedule a consultation.

You might also be interested in these custom test prep offerings:

Pros & Khans independent study reports & instructor check-ins provide structure and communication to help students study more effectively with Khan Academy and other free resources. Stay informed and on-task with this cost-conscious option.

In an effort to make SAT & ACT study materials more widely accessible to students, the College Board and ACT are making a dedicated effort to provide more free online resources. The most well known is SAT’s partnership with Khan Academy. ACT is also offering its own ACT Academy. These online independent study resources typically work best for students who have only a few content weaknesses on the test, and/or students with strong executive functioning skills. Khan offers a useful but lengthy process to formulate question sets based on the student’s areas of weakness — using a “the chain is only as strong as its weakest link” approach. Since this approach focuses on areas where the student struggles the most, it can feel frustrating and overwhelming for students who are intimidated by the test or struggling in many areas. It also may be misleading strategically, since most students can improve their confidence and their score more effectively by focusing first and foremost on demonstrating their strengths. While it is wonderful that a motivated student will never run out of practice questions again — this bounty of resources can feel daunting and endless.

Thus, Knower Academics has developed our Pros & Khans support for students who need more encouragement and structure than what is provided with the free resources alone. Pros & Khans can be used either to provide structure and communications for a student who is studying solely with free resources, or as a cross-training blend with a test-prep class or one-to-one support. Students can sign up for live check-ins with their coach to discuss progress and challenges, after which the instructor shares an update with parents about the extent to which the student has been studying independently between check-ins. Or, for an even more cost effective option, Pros & Khans support can be provided solely through reports that the coach generates and shares by email.

Join our Pros & Khans™ program

Build your own SAT/ACT class to receive our expert group instruction with a few friends, and earn a host discount from Knower. Work is more fun with good company, right?

Small group test prep can be effective and even fun. Knower’s approach to test prep classes teaches specialized test-taking strategy and technique in group settings, since these are methods that every student can use and apply regardless of skill set or baseline score. We then integrate differentiated instruction for areas of content, since these are unique to each student. Our blended model offers the lower price point of group instruction and the incentive of studying with friends, but avoids the boredom of a one-size fits all syllabus. If you know two or more friends who might want to do an SAT/ACT course with you, consider working with Knower to design a class. As the genesis of the group, you get to help design the syllabus and receive a host discount as well!

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