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CSM Library
College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
301-934-7626

Preparation for Standardized Tests

Preparing for Standardized Tests

The Library does not carry study guides for popular standardized tests such as CLEP and DSST (Dantes), but the following database is available free within CSM Library as well as from computer workstations at CSM campuses.

Start searching Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) Testing & Education Reference Center  
Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this on-campus only database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take online practice tests and use test prep ebooks to obtain your education goals.


Other Test Preparation Resources

Providers of Standardized Tests [fee-based]

The companies that design the actual tests can be good sources of practice materials:

    College Board Tests (SAT, CLEP, AP, and PSAT/NMSQT)
Free demo for online practice and study guides for purchase; can also purchase individual subject guides for download.

    Prometric DSST (Dantes)
Free fact sheets which list appropriate study materials; fee-based practice exams for individual subject areas also available through iStudySmart.com.

Additional Web Links of Interest [mixed free and fee-based]

The following may be helpful and are provided for your evaluation.  Because these Web Sites are not affiliated with the College, we will not be able to resolve any technical problems you may encounter.  Some of the Sites have free resources while others charge a fee for their materials:

    Test Prep Review
Source for free practice tests, includes ACT, Accuplacer, ASSET, ASVAB, CAHSEE, CBEST, CDL, CGFNS, CHSPE, CLAST, CLEP, COMPLEX, COMPASS, CPAt, CSCS, FCAT, FTCE, GED, GHSGT, GMAT, GRE, HOBET, HSPT, ISEE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, NBRC, NCBTMB, NCLEX, Nelson Denny, NREMT, Nursing Exam, NYSTCE, OAT, PANCE, ParaPro, PCAT, PHR-SPHR, Phlebotomy, PMP, PRAXIS, PSAT, PTCB, SAT, SSAT, TABE, TCAP, TEAS, THEA, USMLE.

    4Tests.com
Free practice tests and prep guides to buy, includes Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, A+, and many others.

    COSMOS--Southern MD Regional Library
Comprehensive database requires public library card; click on Online Resources and then on LearningExpress Library.  Includes the following:  ACT, Advanced Placement, ASVAB, Basic Skills Success, Business Writing Help Center, Catholic High School, Civil Service, Cosmetology, EMT/Paramedic, ESL (Spanish) Skills, Improvement Courses, FCAT, Firefighter, GED, GMAT, GRE, Job & Career Help Center, Law Enforcement, LSAT, Nurse Aide, Postal Worker, Real Estate, SAT, Skills Improvement Courses, TASP, Teacher Certification, Technical And Career College Preparation, TOEFL, US Citizenship.