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Find tools and strategies to help students be successful on tests like ACT, WorkKeys, and AP, that students take on the pathway to graduation.

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Student Steps to Success

  1. Decide which test you need to take.
  2. Determine when you will take the test. Plan to register 2 months in advance for ACT, SAT, or WorkKeys tests.
  3. Register for the test you will take. For ACT or SAT you will register yourself online. For WorkKeys tests, you will determine where you will take the test and call the testing center to register. If you are taking an AP test, your AP instructor will register you. If you need to take a college placement test, contact the college you plan to attend to determine test dates.
  4. Use the free tools available on the OhioMeansJobs, K-12 site to find tutorials, ebooks, and practice tests you can use to prepare for the test. Plan to practice a little each week for the 8 weeks leading up to the test.
  5. The night before the test, get plenty of sleep. The morning of the test, eat a healthy breakfast.

Test Prep Tools: Free to Ohio Students

  • OhioMeansJobs, K-12 Includes college, career, and skill-building tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks for students in grades 4-12.

INFOhio Resources for Career Exploration

  • ISearch Search your school library and nearly all INFOhio resources from a single search box. Log into the INFOhio website with your school username and password.
  • Vocational and Career Collection Full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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ACT Test Prep

Student steps to test success:

  1. Determine when you will take the ACT test. Plan to register 2 months in advance.
  2. Register for the test you will take. For the ACT test, you will register yourself online.
  3. Use the free tools available on the OhioMeansJobs, K-12 site to find tutorials, ebooks, and practice tests you can use to prepare for the test. Plan to practice a little each week for the 8 weeks leading up to the test.
  4. The night before the test, get plenty of sleep. The morning of the test, eat a healthy breakfast.

Test Prep Tools: Free to Ohio Students

  • OhioMeansJobs, K-12 Includes college, career, and skill-building tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks for students in grades 4-12.

INFOhio Resources for Career Exploration

  • ISearch Search your school library and nearly all INFOhio resources from a single search box. Log into the INFOhio website with your school username and password.
  • Vocational and Career Collection Full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

Useful websites

AP Test Prep

Student steps to test success:

  1. Decide which test(s) you need to take. If you are taking an AP test, your AP instructor will register you for the test.
  2. Use the free tools available on the OhioMeansJobs, K-12 site to find tutorials, ebooks, and practice tests you can use to prepare for the test. Plan to practice a little each week for the 8 weeks leading up to the test.
  3. The night before the test, get plenty of sleep. The morning of the test, eat a healthy breakfast.

Test Prep Tools: Free to Ohio Students

  • OhioMeansJobs, K-12 Includes college, career, and skill-building tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks for students in grades 4-12.

INFOhio Resources for Career Exploration

  • ISearch Search your school library and nearly all INFOhio resources from a single search box. Log into the INFOhio website with your school username and password.
  • Vocational and Career Collection Full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

Useful websites

College Placement Test Prep

Student steps to test success:

  1. Decide which test you need to take and determine when you will take the test. 
  2. Register for the test you will take. If you need to take a college placement test like COMPASS, ASSET, or ACCUPLACER, contact the college you plan to attend to determine test dates.
  3. Use the free tools available on the OhioMeansJobs, K-12 site to find tutorials, eBooks, and practice tests you can use to prepare for the test. Click the link for PSAT/NMSQT or ACCUPLACER to find the college placement prep materials. Plan to practice a little each week for the 8 weeks leading up to the test.
  4. The night before the test, get plenty of sleep. The morning of the test, eat a healthy breakfast.

Note: Along with placement test prep, you can find downloadable eBooks with tips for writing college admissions essays. Visit the OhioMeansJobs K-12 site and click the "GET STARTED" button next to ACCUPLACER. Once you are in the LearningExpress Hub, click the menu item in the breadcrumb for College Test Preparation. Then look for the College Admissions Essay Preparation link in the menu.

Test Prep Tools: Free to Ohio Students

  • OhioMeansJobs, K-12 Includes college, career, and skill-building tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks for students in grades 4-12.

INFOhio Resources for Career Exploration

  • ISearch Search your school library and nearly all INFOhio resources from a single search box. Log into the INFOhio website with your school username and password.
  • Vocational and Career Collection Full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

WorkKeys Test Prep

Student steps to test success:

  1. Decide which test you need to take.
  2. Determine when and where you will take the test. Plan to register 2 months in advance for WorkKeys tests.
  3. Register for the test you will take. For WorkKeys tests, you will register yourself by selecting where you want to take the test and calling the test center.
  4. Use the free tools available on the OhioMeansJobs, K-12 site to find tutorials, ebooks, and practice tests you can use to prepare for the test. Click the link for Prepare for Career Tests to find the WorkKeys prep materials. Once you are in the LearningExpress Hub, type workkeys in the search box to access all WorkKeys test prep. Plan to practice a little each week for the 8 weeks leading up to the test.
  5. The night before the test, get plenty of sleep. The morning of the test, eat a healthy breakfast.

Test Prep Tools: Free to Ohio Students

  • OhioMeansJobs, K-12 Includes college, career, and skill-building tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks for students in grades 4-12.

INFOhio Resources for Career Exploration

  • ISearch Search your school library and nearly all INFOhio resources from a single search box. Log into the INFOhio website with your school username and password.
  • Vocational and Career Collection Full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

Useful websites

SAT Test Prep

Student steps to test success:

  1. Decide which test you need to take.
  2. Determine when you will take the test. Plan to register 2 months in advance for SAT tests.
  3. Register for the test you will take. For SAT, you will register yourself online.
  4. Use the free tools available on the OhioMeansJobs, K-12 site to find tutorials, ebooks, and practice tests you can use to prepare for the test. Plan to practice a little each week for the 8 weeks leading up to the test.
  5. The night before the test, get plenty of sleep. The morning of the test, eat a healthy breakfast.

Test Prep Tools: Free to Ohio Students

  • OhioMeansJobs, K-12 Includes college, career, and skill-building tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks for students in grades 4-12.

INFOhio Resources for Career Exploration

  • ISearch Search your school library and nearly all INFOhio resources from a single search box. Log into the INFOhio website with your school username and password.
  • Vocational and Career Collection Full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

Useful websites

PSAT/NMSQT Test Prep

Student steps to test success:

  1. The PSAT or NMSQT may be administered periodically at your school, in which case your school counselor will register you.
  2. Use the free tools available on the OhioMeansJobs, K-12 site to find tutorials, ebooks, and practice tests you can use to prepare for the test. Plan to practice a little each week for the 8 weeks leading up to the test.
  3. The night before the test, get plenty of sleep. The morning of the test, eat a healthy breakfast.

Test Prep Tools: Free to Ohio Students

  • OhioMeansJobs, K-12 Includes college, career, and skill-building tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks for students in grades 4-12.

INFOhio Resources for Career Exploration

  • ISearch Search your school library and nearly all INFOhio resources from a single search box. Log into the INFOhio website with your school username and password.
  • Vocational and Career Collection Full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

School Counselors, Teachers, Administrators

With Ohio's options for a high school diploma, students in the class of 2018 and beyond can determine which pathway they'll take to demonstrate readiness for college or career:

  1. Content Mastery: earn a sufficient score on end of course exams, AP exams, or college exams.
  2. College Readiness: earn a remediation free score on an approved college entrance exam, such as the ACT.
  3. Workforce Certification: earn sufficient scores on the WorkKeys exam and an industry-recognized credential exam.

For more information, see:

This guide is for Ohio students who need to take the ACT, SAT, AP, WorkKeys, or college placement tests.

Test Prep Tools: Free to Ohio Students

  • OhioMeansJobs, K-12 Includes college, career, and skill-building tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks for students in grades 4-12.

INFOhio Resources for Career Exploration

  • ISearch Search your school library and nearly all INFOhio resources from a single search box. Log into the INFOhio website with your school username and password.
  • Vocational and Career Collection Full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

Useful websites

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