Khan AcademyAv. Rating: 4 (2 reviews)
Khan Academy is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit that we’ve come across in the test prep industry that offers comprehensive prep courses for free. Started in 2008 by Sal Khan, a former hedge fund analyst, Khan Academy has received large grants from Google and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Since then, Khan Academy has built out practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning dashboards for test prep, math, science & engineering, arts & humanities, computing, economics & finance, and more.
Khan Academy has been carefully tracking the learning outcomes for students who use their courses. They have found that Khan Academy is positively associated with better-than-predicted test scores, lower math anxiety, and greater confidence. Students who utilized their SAT course, for example, saw an average 30-point increase. Numerous other studies performed by Khan Academy show similar increases in math scores in various school districts. With partnerships across school districts as well as with the College Board (makers of the SAT) and LSAC (makers of the LSAT), you can rest assured you are utilizing a reputable prep product.
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MCAT Prep Course
This MCAT course was created in partnership with the AAMC and are organized according to the AAMC Foundational Concepts. On-demand video-based lessons are offered where it feels like the teacher is teaching a class and you are watching the blackboard. Practice questions are offered after each lesson.
NCLEX-RN Prep Course
This free course created by Khan Academy incorporates practice as well as on-demand video-based lessons as a content review for those planning on taking the NCLEX-RN.
Official LSAT Prep Course
Khan Academy has partnered with the LSAC to provide free and official on-demand prep for the LSAT. In this course, you will diagnose your strengths & weaknesses followed by a personalized practice plan. You’ll have access to thousands of practice problems, full-length exams and be able to see progress as you work your way towards your goal score.
Official SAT Prep Course
Partnering with The College Board, Khan Academy utilizes official SAT prep tests and on-demand video content that is created by The College Board themselves. Interactive lessons and study plans are created specifically for you based on your diagnostic SAT scores. You can instant feedback and progress updates to keep you on task.
PSAT Prep Course
PSAT and SAT course that features official full-length prep tests as well as scoring and explanations.