As anyone who has taken a practice SAT can attest, sometimes scoring the test can be tougher than taking it. The scoring paradigm of the newest version of the SAT requires more steps to complete and lacks the simplicity of ACT scoring. When we administer practice SATs, we find that the ten minutes at the end where we help students score their exams can be fairly frustrating for teens that have already struggled through more than three hours of math, grammar, and reading challenges.
Fortunately, the College Board offers an elegant solution to the challenge of scoring practice tests in the form of the Daily Practice for the New SAT app. Not only does this app serve up the traditional SAT Question of the Day, but the Scan and Score function also takes the pain out of practice test scoring. Here’s how works:
- Take a complete SAT practice test or PSAT 10 practice test, using the official answer sheet to bubble in your answers.
- Open Daily Practice and activate your phone’s camera.
- Keeping the app open, scan your answer sheet with your phone’s camera.
And there it is in seconds: your score. Scores are saved so you can track your progress.
Scan and Score works on all of the free, full-length practice SATs released by the College Board and even integrates with your account to save all your scores. Considering how many practice tests students seeking their best scores typically need to take, this app can save you a lot of time and trouble.
So if you are preparing for the SAT, consider downloading the Daily Practice for the New SAT app. Because the toughest part of taking a practice test shouldn’t be scoring it!