Completing an SAT practice test is a practical way of determining SAT-readiness. It is also a good way to decide whether to focus on the SAT or the ACT (complete a practice test of each exam and compare starting scores.)
Each SAT includes three critical reading sections, three math sections, two multiple choice grammar sections and a 25-minute essay writing prompt. It is important that practice tests be completed under timed testing conditions to ensure the most accurate scores possible.
Online practice questions and a complete practice test are available through www.CollegeBoard.com. Most high school guidance offices also have a full-length SAT practice test available for students.
In addition, CollegeBoard publishes The Official SAT Study Guide (a giant blue book) that includes ten ACTUAL practice tests. Practicing from actual tests and real questions is the best way to prepare for any exam.