Getting Started With Your TAP/ACT Preparation
There are several things to consider when mapping out your preparation for the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) and ACT.
Review The Test Framework
It is important to know what the test is like BEFORE the day of the test. Review the framework of the test here and observe what standards they expect you to know for the test.
Take Diagnostic Practice Test
There is only one free diagnostic test released. It can be found here. You don't have to take the test all in one sitting; we know it's long. Break it up and take breaks... but make sure you know which areas you are most weak in so you can study most effectively. While this test is based on the "old" Basic Skills Test it is very similar to the TAP and will give a good indication of your potential performance.
Plan Your Prep
Make a plan! Map out the next 6 weeks or so to make sure you study every part of the test. If you need help in one area more than another, focus on that subject more when you're studying.
EIU provides so many resources! They can all be found under the EIU Resources tab to the left.
Visit the Center
The Center for Teacher Education Assessment and Certification Testing Support, which is located at Buzzard Hall 2303, can help you develop a study plan, provide a testing area for individualized help, and help you register for whichever test you take. Click here to visit the Center's webpage.