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Pros: Quizzes are great, but it's the confidence-building answer text that really makes this site shine.
Cons: Once you exhaust the quizzes, there's nothing more to do here but review.
Bottom Line: With friendly feedback that's rare in the test-prep world, this free site is comprehensive, responsive, and easy to use.
Educators can sign up on the site to be "Coaches," and students who sign up can allow teachers access to their scores. As a Coach, you'll have access to a dashboard allowing you to track student progress, from score ranges to the exact vocab words they're missing. While the dashboard can be helpful, there's no way to give online feedback to your students. Although Coaches can work with multiple students, teachers might find it cumbersome to manage whole classes. If you have students who aren't able to afford pricey tutoring sessions or test-prep workbooks, you could definitely recommend this site to them. It may even be better than some of the pricier resources that exist. School counselors can follow the link to sister site The Counselor Center, which is another free resource for guiding students through test prep and beyond.
Number2.com is a website that offers free test prep for the SAT, ACT, and GRE. With lots of practice quizzes in all test subjects, as well as a vocabulary builder, the site helps kids get ready for test day. Number2.com says its practice quizzes are adaptive; the site responds to each correct answer, ensuring that the next question is harder or equally challenging.
Sign-up requires an email, password, and a test to focus on first –- the SAT, ACT, or GRE. From the home page, students see a series of progress bars that adjust as they complete each practice quiz. After reviewing each tutorial on their test section, they'll begin a 20-question practice quiz. Clicking once on an answer bubble will turn it gray, meaning it's their chosen response. Students can also eliminate an option by clicking an answer twice, which creates a big, red X over the bubble.
Test prep is akin to torture for most students; it's scary, stressful, and time-consuming. Number2.com tries to remove fear and pain from the process, and they do a fair job. Although it's not super modern or slick, the design is clean and easy to work with. They do their best to liven up the content, and the result is an almost-fun experience that turns a dry SAT study session into something at least doable. Plus, it's free!
The site's quality quizzes mimic actual test questions, and the way they're presented may help build confidence for panic-stricken test takers. Even wrong answers produce a "Good try" message on the screen, along with an explanation of what the choice meant with some critical-thinking strategies for next time. You can also guess until you're correct. And when you do get it right, Number2.com gives both positive feedback and rationale to support that particular answer.