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Parent's guide to Official SAT Practice
Parents, we're excited that you're helping your child find the best practice available for the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT®.
With Official SAT Practice, students get a 100% free, personalized practice program for the SAT through an exclusive partnership between Khan Academy and the College Board, the makers of the SAT.
By making world-class SAT preparation available to anyone, anywhere, we hope to level the playing field so that every student has equal opportunity for college readiness!
Practice that works
Students who prepare using Official SAT Practice see substantial improvement in their SAT scores.
Our research suggests three best practices associated with substantial improvements in SAT scores: leveling up your skills, taking a full-length practice test, and following personalized practice recommendations. Students who used Official SAT Practice for six or more hours and followed at least one best practice scored 39 points more from PSAT/NMSQT® to the first SAT than students who did not use Official SAT Practice.
Personalized to your child
With Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, your child will:
- get a personalized plan tailored to their strengths and weaknesses based on their previous PSAT/NMSQT® or SAT results or our diagnostics;
- hone their skills with thousands of practice questions, hints, and video lessons;
- take up to eight official full-length practice tests online or on paper;
- receive instant feedback and adaptive recommendations for what to practice;
- set a personalized practice schedule to get reminders for when to practice; and
- review expert tips and strategies for the test.
Check out our overview of Official SAT Practice video to get a sense of the student experience.
Your child's practice schedule
When your child signs up for Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, we'll prompt them to create a regular weekly practice schedule that works for them.
Encourage your child to create a practice schedule that works for them and then stick to it.
Official SAT Practice Test Day
The Saturday two weeks before your child's SAT is Official SAT Practice Test Day.
On this day, students set aside time to take a full practice test in the morning to simulate what their real test day will be like. Encourage your child to set aside this time and take a full practice test.
How can I track my child’s progress on Official SAT Practice?
We do not have a specialized way for parents to track their child's progress on Official SAT Practice.
You can ask your child to log into their account and show you their progress directly.
You can also view your child's progress by using the tools we make available to teachers. To do so, visit your Coach dashboard, create an SAT class, and add your child. By looking at the "SAT" tab for that class, you can then follow along with their practice and access related helpful content in the same way a teacher can.
For more information on how to create an SAT class, check out our overview on the new coach resources for Official SAT Practice.
If you have additional questions, check out our Official SAT Practice coach tools FAQ.
Want to join the conversation?
- My kid is a freshman in high school. Is it to soon to begin the practice?(7 votes)
- Not at all. The sooner they start practicing, the better. SAT practice can also help them with the PSAT, as well as give them a general feel for the exact content the SAT, ACT, and other standardized tests contains.(12 votes)
- How do I link my sons PSAT 8/9 results to Khan Academy to get a personalized plan for him. I followed the link on his report to the khan page but I do not see how to connect the two.(5 votes)
- How can I easily tell if my child's existing SAT Scores have ALREADY been linked to Khan Academy, to give him a personalized study plan?(3 votes)
- That's a tricky question! But the solution, I think, is in this instructional article for students:
- My daughter, a HS Junior just got her SAT scores back and I want her to practice for the next SAT based on the scores she got. But, I'm not sure if her SAT scores are linked to Khan from College Board, how can I verify if they are - and how can I link them if they are not already there?(3 votes)
- I want to add my daughters PSAT test for evaluation, how do I do that?(2 votes)
- You have to connect her Collegeboard account to Khan Academy. To do this, log in to or create a Collegeboard account, then find the "Official SAT Practice" and connect from there.(2 votes)
- Do you offer SAT subject test prep?(3 votes)
- Not yet, I think. But if your SAT subjects cover the same topics as the various disciplines on Khan Academy, feel free to study with what's relevant. https://khanacademy.org/sat is for practicing the actual SAT skills, in full-length practice tests and targeted practice.(1 vote)
- from where we shall start for SAT subject test in Physics?(2 votes)
- Start with the info the College Board has given on their website! Then study relevant physics topics by searching for them on Khan Academy. There's physics playlist too, on Khan Academy's SAT YouTube channel.(1 vote)
- Hi, My son has been taking practice sessions for last 10 days or so. Can you pls let me know, how can I or he can understand his performance in these practice sessions? Thanks.(2 votes)
- To get a personalized Kahn SAT practice program, you have to establish a Collegeboard.org account. Once you do, you can find your child's previous test scores, like PSAT. I actually had to call them to make this work. But it did. Then, once you see the test results, it'll appear in a box and show a link "View Details." Click this. Scroll halfway down and find the heading that says "Next Steps Toward College Readiness." Look at the second option that says "Keep Practicing for SAT on Kahn." Then, on the next page, click "Start Practicing." This led me through the steps of linking the accounts.(2 votes)
- If i give sat without essay will it hamper my college admissions(1 vote)
- yes it will. most colleges mandate the essay be with your apps(2 votes)