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Austin ISD is partnering with Edgenuity, an online education provider, to offer free test preparation services for college entrance exams, including the SAT.
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Shmoop announces the launch of online test prep resources designed to prepare students for the AP Spanish Language Exam and AP Spanish Literature Exam scheduled for May 8th and 18th respectively. Students can brush-up on their Spanish language and literature skills with extreme topic review, grammar review, practice drills, full-length practice exams, and more. With these latest additions, Shmoop online test prep resources now cover 20 of the most popular AP Exams, in addition to the ACT, SAT and PSAT.
Five new video titles cover fundamental math, vocabulary, SAT prep, English composition, and U.S. history. Each title offers a comprehensive review of subject matter delivered as an educational video and a digital workbook. The workbook contains lesson plans, multiple-choice and essay questions, an answer key, and assessment tools for teachers. Each subject is based on national academic standards and reviewed by college professors. Price: starting at $49.98 Category: test prep