The winter test dates for the ACT and SAT are fast approaching. While some students may be nervous about how the upcoming exams could affect their college options, the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) has the tools they need to succeed.
TEL is an online library funded by the Tennessee General Assembly and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. TEL is administered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
"Success in education and in life begins with proper preparation, which is key for young students to understand," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. "The free resources available through TEL show students what to expect and how to prepare for the academic challenges ahead."
The next SAT test will be offered Jan. 29, while the next ACT test will be Feb. 11.
The test prep resources in TEL are from the Learning Express Library, an online collection of study guides, practice tests and math and reading improvement courses. The courses are timed and structured to simulate actual test-taking experiences with instant grading results. Test takers receive personalized recommendations for free e-books and online courses to aid in their future study needs.
Learning Express Library has more than 1,000 online interactive practice exams and course series, plus more than 200 e-books.
"The chance to practice such an important exam is very helpful," TEL Coordinator Wendy Cornelisen said. "It gives students an idea of what their test day will be like, and hopefully lessen any test anxiety they might have."
TEL is free for everyone in Tennessee and provides the tools needed to prepare for a variety of exams and take studying to the next level. To use the test prep resources in TEL, go to www.tntel.info and click on Test Prep to create a free personal account with the user name and password of your choice. TEL is available from any Internet connection in Tennessee, including smart phones and computers at public libraries throughout the state.