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Not all colleges require the essay portion fo the SAT.  For a detailed list, visit College Board College Essay Policies.

There are a variety of test prep opportunities for students to prepare for the SAT.

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Outside Test Prep Resources

This list is provided for families interested in outside test prep resources.  Many of these companies charge fees for their services.  Thornton High School recognizes outside test prep opportunities as valuable to some students, however, does not endorse any outside program over another.

Free SAT Resources
DeVry FREE SAT and ACT Prep Review
Kaplan Test Prep
Princeton Review

ACCUPLACER Practice Test

The ACCUPLACER is a college entrance test, which evaluate students' skills in reading, writing, and math to assess their preparedness for college courses. The ACCUPLACER web-based study app features practice tests in each test subject. It is accessible from most devices with internet access, and will help you become familiar with the content and format of the ACCUPLACER test questions.

ACT WorkKeys

WorkKeys® assessments are developed to solve actual workplace problems. Unlike other assessments, they don’t simply give an indication of reading and writing competency. Instead, they measure a range of hard and soft skills relevant to any occupation, at any level, and across industries. This test is on the menu of options for the College/Career Readiness demonstrations to fulfill graduation requirements. Click here to access the test website.