Early College Testing

GEAR UP 4 LA provides students, parents and teachers with a wealth of early college testing preparation and education, including but not limited to the following services:

  • The PSAT: Research has demonstrated that students who take the PSAT more than once score significantly better on the SAT. All GEAR UP 4 LA students take the PSAT in grades 8-11.
  • SAT & ACT: Beginning in their junior year, GEAR UP 4 LA students receive SAT and ACT test preparation services.
  • Education, Training, and Test Prep: Partners from the College Board, Study Smart Tutors, and The Princeton Review together with GEAR UP, work with students, parents and teachers to help each group develop test-taking strategies and understand scoring as it relates to standardized tests and Advanced Placement Tests.