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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  test. Review the framework of the TAP here and the framework for the ACT here!



Take Diagnostic Practice Test

There is only one free diagnostic test released for the TAP. 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. ACT practice questions can be found here.



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 making a study plan, make an appointment with the Teacher Assessment Support Center by clicking here



Visit the Center

The Teacher Assessment Support Center, 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.


If you need ant more information, please call 217-581-2116, email us at, or chat with us with the widget on the bottom right corner!