Are your students preparing for the ACT, the SAT, and/or the PSAT/NMSQT?


With the Personal Best Test Training (PBTT)TM  Workshop you receive the tools to teach strategies and tips that help your students score their highest on the ACT, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT. Your students get the test preparation skills and practice materials they need for these important exams in a format that is efficient, effective, and economical.

Prepare Students for Both the ACT and SAT

Workshop_Booklet_cover.jpgAlthough the ACT and SAT used to be very different, the most significant differences have disappeared. The College Board, publisher of the SAT and PSAT (a slightly shorter version of the SAT that serves as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or NMSQT), announced changes in 2015 that make their tests much more like the ACT. Because of those changes, it now makes perfect sense 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, rather than distract from, core teaching and learning. And, you will prepare your students for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT in the most concise program available today. What's more, the skills your students learn in this program will be applicable to other standardized tests they take in high school, college, and beyond.

Teacher Training

Enroll your teachers in PBTT: Teacher Training. Doorway to College Foundation will train a limited number of your teachers to present a comprehensive workshop that covers all content areas of the ACT and SAT. In conjunction with the training, your school will receive a one-year license to use the Personal Best Test Training: Workshop Presentation and Slides. Student materials 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 essay for the ACT and SAT
  • Baseline scores to use in goal-setting
  • A personalized study plan for practice at home
  • A proven approach that helps 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 to learn more about each subject area Study Guide.

PBTT Workshop

Test Coverage


ACT English Test
SAT & PSAT Writing and Language Tests


ACT Writing Test
SAT Essay

Technical Reading

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

Math ACT Mathematics Test
SAT & PSAT Math Tests

Ordinary Reading

ACT Reading Test
SAT & PSAT Reading Tests 

Backpack-Friendly Practice Booklets

In your PBTT: Workshop, students will receive the PBTT: Workshop Booklet (56 pages) Information, activities, and practice questions to use during the workshop. 

Additional practice materials are available separately:
With the purchase of a set of 30 booklets in the same subject area, you'll receive a complimentary, eight-page PBTT Teacher's Guide.

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Click the button below to request more information about PBTT. Or call 877-927-8378. We'll be happy to answer your questions.



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