Teach Essential Test-Taking Skills

Watch Your Students' Scores Rise!

College entrance and scholarship exams such as the ACT, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT are among the most important standardized tests that high school students will take. Good test scores require not only strong academics but also solid test-taking skills, familiarity with the test format, and personal confidence on test day.

With Personal Best Test Training (PBTT)TM from Doorway to College Foundation, students receive—

  • Prep instruction and practice for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT/NMSQT in a convenient format
  • Concrete tips for approaching the variety of content and question types on each subtest
  • Sound strategies for making the most of students' existing content knowledge
  • Methods for interpreting graphical information
  • Ten complete practice sets for each subject area
  • Detailed answer explanations for each test question
  • An approach that helps manage test anxiety and increase confidence

Preparation for Standardized Tests

Find out how each subject area of Personal Best Test Training can prepare your students for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT by following the links below:




ACT Mathematics Test
SAT & PSAT Math Tests


ACT Writing Test
SAT Essay


ACT English Test
SAT & PSAT Writing and Language Tests


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


ACT Reading Test
SAT & PSAT Reading Tests 


All subject area subtests of the ACT, SAT, and PSAT


A Foundation of Experience

The strategies in PBTT arose out of ZAPS® Focused Test Prep instruction for the ACT and SAT, programs that have been used successfully in high schools across the nation for more than 30 years. Today, with recent revisions to the ACT and SAT making these tests more similar than different, we have consolidated and updated the ZAPS strategies to apply to both exams. The result is a concise, efficient, and effective approach to preparing students for these important tests.

Concerned about Too Much Test Prep?

PBTT uses research-based best practices that will extend, rather than distract from, core teaching and learning. And it 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.

Two Ways to Use PBTT

Use Personal Best Test Training materials in either of two ways, depending on your purchase:

  • As supplemental instruction and practice incorporated into your existing curriculum—choose only the subject-area materials that your students need
  • As a comprehensive program covering all subtests of the ACT, SAT, and PSAT (NMSQT)—choose the Teacher Training program, including presentation license and script; order materials separately

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