Testing and Education Reference Center

If you’re taking a standardized test, whether it’s the SAT or the Firefighter exam, you can get free test prep materials from the library. 

To access a free, online version of any Peterson’s book, go to http://www.carnegielibrary.org/research/jobsedu/databases.html and scroll down to “Testing & Education Reference Center.”  Then, if you’re at home, click “Remote Access” and enter your library card number.  (While TERC looks like any other normal website, the library pays to have access to it, so you have to go through these steps to prove you’re a member.)

You’ll have to create an account, which TERC primarily uses to send you the scores to any practice tests you may take.  This should be a quick and painless process.  

On the front page, you’ll see groups of standardized tests.  (They also offer related tools, such as college and financial aid information, career research, and even resume assistance.)   If your test isn’t on the front page, they probably still cover it.  Use the search box in the upper right to find out. 

Of course, you can also come into the library for print materials.  If your local library doesn’t stock a particular title, you can request one to be sent to you.  Or, as always, you can come visit the Job and Career Education Center in Oakland.

-Denise

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2 responses to “Testing and Education Reference Center

  1. Jill

    Thank you for the very useful advice. My daughter is entering high school next year and so this resource will be very helpful. As a foreigner, a lot about the American educational and testing system is well, foreign, to me! So I very much appreciate these informative pieces of advice.

    (P.S. No need to enter my name in the drawing as I have already won a gift this month. I just wanted to write to thank you.)

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