Students can get SAT Practice Scores Instantly on their Smartphone with New App
Students can get SAT Practice Scores Instantly on their Smartphone with New AppAaron Lemon-Strauss, Executive Director of Assessment Prep Programs at the College Board
Students will now be able to get their SAT practice scores in seconds, right from their smartphone, for free.
As part of his keynote at the National College Access Network conference, College Board's president David Coleman announced today the launch of a new free SAT practice smartphone application: “Daily Practice for the New SAT”.
Daily Practice for the New SAT is now available for iOS and will be available for Android within two weeks. It includes some relatively standard stuff that SAT readiness apps do: there’s a question of the day for the new SAT that students can work on to stay fresh. We’ve innovated here, providing a way for students to batch download questions so that they don’t have to complete questions in drips. The questions themselves are also much higher quality than you’d get on a similar app from another provider, but fundamentally this is still business as usual.
Where the Daily Practice app blazes ahead is with the Scan + Score feature. For the first time in test prep history, students will now be able to take a picture of their answer sheet and receive scores instantly. Beyond just the scores, they’ll also be able to see their performance on each question with detailed answer explanations. The results will be linked to students’ individual College Board accounts, so they can link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts (available in December) to receive personalized instructional recommendations based on the practice test results.
Thirteen percent of low-income households rely on a smartphone for their sole source of internet access. Daily Practice for the New SAT will take technology’s promise of personalization and marry it with the tried and true accessibility of paper-and-pencil testing. With free practice tests available for download or from their counselor’s office, now all students can benefit from the personalization that technology provides.
Or, as David Coleman said, “The Daily Practice for the New SAT app is a remarkable tool. Students are empowered to own their learning; all they need is a pencil, paper and a cell phone. We are delighted to unveil this tool at NCAN together with leaders of college access organizations who work each day to propel students into opportunity.”