3.3  |  The library offers access to education testing preparation (e.g., SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL) through its website and/or educational testing software


Graduating from high school or applying for college and graduate school usually requires taking at least one educational test, most of which are now offered only online. Preparing for these tests requires access to the most current preparation materials as well as the skill to take them online. Online services for educational testing preparation are an effective way to both provide learners with relevant materials as well as help them learn to take the tests in an online environment. Quality educational testing software and services allow users to save their work, recieve real-time feedback, and track progress. Libraries that meet the criteria for this indicator provide these types career testing and preparation tools through their websites or software products available for check-out or accessed on public computers. Services such as Learning Express Tests are examples of these types of web-based services that fulfill this criteria. Career testing preparation books with CD-ROMS that do not allow users to save their work do not meet this critera.


FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if you provide educational test preparation software or subscription tools that are available through the library's website.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if you do not provide software or online services to help students prepare for educational tests but plan to begin doing so in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you would like to offer educational testing preparation software or online services but cannot at this time.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if you have decided not to provide educational testing software or online services or have found that resources assembled by other organizations to be sufficient for your community.