Teachers, Help Your Students Score Their Best

Personal Best Test Training (PBTT)TM Comprehensive Workshop gives teachers the tools to teach strategies and tips that help their students score their best on the ACT, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT. Students get the test preparation skills and practice materials they need for these important exams in a format that is efficient, effective, and economical - and taught by you. 

Prepare Students for the ACT and SAT

Although the ACT and SAT used to be very different, most significant differences have disappeared during recent revisions. Because of those changes, it now makes perfect sense for students to prepare for the ACT and PSAT/SAT together.

Concerned About Too Much Test Prep?

In this six-hour workshop, you'll employ research-based best practices that will extend the core teaching and learning you're already promoting - instead of distracting from it. This allows you to prepare your students for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT in the most concise program available. The skills you'll teach in this program will apply to other standardized tests they take in high school, college, and beyond.

Teacher Training

Teachers can enroll in PBTT: Teacher Training. The Doorway to College Foundation will train a limited number of teachers from your school to present a comprehensive workshop that covers all content areas of the ACT and SAT. In conjunction with the training, your school will also receive a one-year license to use the Personal Best Test Training: Workshop Presentation and Slides. (Student materials are sold separately.)

Materials available to accompany the workshop include:

  • Prep instruction and practice for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT in a convenient format
  • Practical tips for approaching the variety of content and question types on each subject-area subtest
  • Strategies for leveraging students' existing content knowledge
  • Efficient methods for interpreting graphical information
  • Pacing strategies for maximizing the number of questions answered correctly within the given time limits
  • Ample practice materials for use during the workshop 
  • Detailed answer explanations for each practice test item
  • Test-specific guidance for writing a successful ACT or SAT essay 
  • Baseline scores to use in goal setting
  • A personalized study plan that students can use to practice at home
  • A proven approach that helps students manage test anxiety and increase confidence

Addressing the ACT, SAT, and PSAT

The table below illustrates how the workshop correlates with each subtest of the ACT and PSAT/SAT. Click on the links below to learn more about each study guide - all part of the comprehensive workshop.


ACT Mathematics Test, SAT & PSAT Math Tests

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ACT Writing Test, SAT Essay

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ACT English Test, SAT & PSAT Writing and Language Tests

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Technical Reading

ACT Science Test, SAT & PSAT Reading Tests, SAT & PSAT Writing and Language Tests

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Ordinary Reading

ACT Reading Test, SAT & PSAT Reading Tests

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Backpack-Friendly Practice Booklets

As part of this Comprehensive Workshop, students will receive the 56-page PBTT: Workshop Booklet, which includes information, activities, and practice questions to use during the workshop. 

Additional practice materials are available separately:

PBTT: Study Guides for each subject area (other than Essay). Each guide includes 10 practice sets for at-home study: 

PBTT: Math Study Guide (92 pages) PBTT: Essay Study Guide (24 pages) PBTT: Editing Study Guide (74 pages) PBTT: Technical Reading Study Guide (58 pages) PBTT: Ordinary Reading Study Guide (53 pages)

With the purchase of 30 booklets in the same subject area, you'll receive a complimentary, eight-page PBTT Teacher's Guide in that same subject area.

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