SAT Test Materials

The SAT test is a standardized exam widely used for college admissions in the United States. Our SAT preparation program offers comprehensive study materials and practice tests, both in print and online formats, to help students perform well on test day. By analyzing performance data, we customize lesson plans to target specific skills and strategies required for success, aiming to maximize students’ scores and enhance their competitiveness in college admissions.

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Cambridge’s Victory for the NEW SAT Test Program, recommended by the Department of Education, includes three volumes: Victory for the NEW SAT Test, Essentials Skills for the NEW SAT Test, and a practice test book. The Victory for the NEW SAT student edition addresses changes in the SAT test, provides thorough reviews of content sections, offers test design insights, master strategies, and over 90 hours of review. The companion Essential Skills volume covers essential SAT skills across various score ranges, while the practice test book contains three full-length tests and quizzes. The teacher’s guides provide systematic presentation of content, skills, strategies, and explanations, aiding instructors in guiding students through content review and differentiating instruction based on student needs.

Cambridge’s Victory for the NEW SAT® Math Exam, Essential Skills, and practice book offer a comprehensive classroom set updated to align with the latest changes to the SAT math test. With over 30 hours of review, teachers can tailor instruction to focus on specific topics using computer-generated lesson plans. The Victory for the NEW SAT® Math Exam book provides test-taking strategies, detailed explanations, skill mastery quizzes, and a full-length practice test, preparing students with data-driven instruction. The Essential Skills volume complements the Victory book, covering basic to advanced SAT skills. The practice book includes three full-length tests and quizzes for performance tracking. The teacher’s guide systematically presents content, skills, and strategies, facilitating differentiated instruction and skill improvement.

Cambridge’s Victory for the SAT® Math Exam, Essential Skills, and The Practice Book form a comprehensive three-volume classroom set, updated to reflect recent SAT math test changes, maximizing instructional time by allowing teachers to select relevant material. With over 30 hours of review, teachers can focus on crucial topics identified by computer-generated lesson plans.

The nearly 350-page Victory for the SAT® Math Exam book offers powerful test-taking strategies, detailed explanations, skill mastery quizzes, and a full-length practice test, providing data-driven classroom instruction and preparing students for test day. The program also includes a 220-page Essential Skills volume, covering all three score ranges of the College Readiness Standards™ encountered on the SAT test.

The Practice Book features three additional full-length practice tests and subject quizzes for performance monitoring, complete with answer keys and explanations. Cambridge’s teacher guides systematically present core content, skills, and strategies, aiding instructors in guiding students through content review and differentiating instruction based on student needs.

Cambridge’s AccelePrep for the SAT Test has been designed for those that want a highly concise and focused prep course.  The systematic and fast-track approach allows students to review content while learning all about the “ins and outs” of the SAT test.  This book allows students to learn how to effectively navigate test content, avoid common errors and distractors, apply powerful test-taking strategies, and experience high-value item types that offer the best return on preparation.  One full-length practice test is included to allow students to hone their test-taking abilities and put their new knowledge to practice, a key action for preparing for the SAT.

The teacher’s guide helps teachers to teach efficiently and effectively a concise, accelerated SAT test prep course.  The book is all inclusive with the student text and highlights AccelePrep exclusive tools such as mastering the AccelePrep method, test specifications and features, effective pacing, strategies, and power tip alerts.  In addition, teacher notes are provided that not only highlight the correct answer but provide explanations as to why incorrect answers are truly incorrect.

Cambridge’s AccelePrep for the SAT® Test has been designed for those that want a highly concise and focused prep course. The systematic and fast-track approach allows students to review content while learning all about the ins and outs of the SAT test. This course allows students to learn how to effectively navigate test content, avoid common errors and distractors, apply powerful test-taking strategies, and experience high-value item types that offer the best return on preparation. Each online lesson is followed by a practice opportunity that provides immediate feedback. Students end the course with a full-length practice test to hone their test-taking abilities and put their new knowledge to practice. Teachers can access the course and see student progress, scores, and even item-level analysis in the practice exercises and tests.

PrepCast for the SAT® Test is a comprehensive video course that brings some of the world’s best teachers directly to your students. It can be blended with in-class instruction or used as a self-study program. The course, which has over 60 hours of prep, includes:

  • 18 hours of video instruction
  • Additional lesson topics and items for an in-class teacher to cover
  • 12 quizzes
  • 4 full-length practice tests
  • Essential Skills supplemental material for bonus skills review (print or online)


Students receive a course workbook to follow along with the videos and can complete the quizzes and tests either in their workbooks or in an interactive online environment. Teachers receive a comprehensive teacher’s guide and access to the online content where they can also see students’ grades for any online activities.

The Score Booster for the SAT® Test is an interactive database developed to build skills, improve test-taking techniques, and boost test scores. The Score Booster (up to 12 hours) provides students with two comprehensive tests for a testing experience that reflects the actual test. Included explanations help students identify wrong answer choice patterns and review troublesome question types. Additional skill-building questions in Writing and Language and Math are sorted by difficulty, allowing students to answer easier questions before moving on to those that are more difficult.

Cambridge’s Victory for the ACT® and SAT® Tests and Essential Skills set comprises two volumes designed to maximize instructional time by allowing teachers to choose the material most appropriate to the immediate instructional goal.  With over 90 hours of core content review and over 1,000 reinforcement items, the Victory set gives teachers content and test-strategy items in all three subject areas tested on the SAT test.  Teachers cover only those sections most needed by their students as shown on their computer-generated lesson plans.  The Victory for the ACT® and SAT® Tests text concludes with two full-length practice tests, one ACT and one SAT. The companion volume, Essential Skills, includes review and exercises based on three score ranges of the College Readiness Standards™, spanning everything from foundational high school readiness to the topmost range of college ready skills, all encountered on the ACT test.

Cambridge’s Victory for the ACT® and SAT® Test teacher guides systematically present core content and skills, test-taking strategies, and explanations to all classroom text exercises, quizzes, and tests. The course concept outlines help instructors guide students through well-defined content review. Student text items are included in the teacher’s guide for a more user-friendly teaching experience. The Essential Skills teacher’s guide helps teachers to easily differentiate instruction in the classroom based on student needs and provide the needed practice to fill skill gaps, master ACT and SAT skills, and increase scores.

Teacher Professional Development

Cambridge’s Test DeMystifier Professional Development gives teachers a thorough understanding TSI, ACT or PSAT/SAT test (additional Test DeMystifiers are also available). Teachers learn about test mechanics including the test structure and format; timing of each subject test – Reading, Writing and Language, English, Math, and Science; tested content and skills within each subject and in what proportion; and analysis of the new Essay, including the passage, prompt, and expectations. With practice problems in Reading, Writing and Language, English, Math, and Science teachers learn high-value test-taking strategies for items most frequently encountered on the test; how different forms of “data” are integrated throughout the tests; how to address student-produced response questions, and about evidence-based questions. Teachers also gain insight into the scoring of the tests and the aligned scale scores for any suite of exams (PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT).

Cambridge’s Introduction to Testing Readiness provides teachers with a thorough understanding of how to effectively prepare students using any one of Cambridge’s test preparation materials including Victory for the PSAT, SAT or ACT Test, Essential Skills, AccelePrep for the ACT or SAT, TSIA2, or Non-Negotiable Skills texts. Led by a Cambridge Master teacher and customized for your implementation model your teachers will analyze the Cambridge Course Concept Outline, understand the instructional layout and progression of the Cambridge materials, consider different course structures and timings, learn how to target instruction based on ability levels while incorporating building basic skills into your program, review applicable Item Indexes and Crosswalks to Standards, explore the mechanics of the applicable test in terms of test structure, timing, content, frequency and skills for each section of the test (e.g. Writing, Language, Reading, Math, and Science), learn best practices for implementing and differentiating instruction, and gain insight into question types, concepts tested, common distractors, and assigning homework.  This professional development assumes use of Cambridge materials for a skill building or test preparation program.

Teachers will take a dive into their own students’ data to understand how to effectively use the Cambridge data reports (reports may include Student Summary and Item Analysis, Instructor Summary, Error Analysis, Content Distribution, Formative Connection, Lesson Plans, and others) to more effectively address skill gaps and target instruction. Topics include the pre-assessment process and the importance of timely and accurate feedback, linking assessment items to instructional objectives and differentiating among learners to drive score increases across the spectrum of achievement. Teachers will also learn powerful ACT and SAT test-taking strategies to incorporate in the classroom.

Student and Family Workshops

The ScoreCelerator Workshop for the ACT, SAT, or TSIA2 tests offer an intensive review of solid test taking techniques, high-value targets that offer the best return on preparation time, and powerful test-taking strategies. Students will learn how to avoid common errors and use the test structure to maximum advantage.  Topics include:

  • The mechanics of the test:
    • How the test is written and scored
    • How just a few more correct questions can dramatically increase scores – every problem matters,
    • Common distractors
  • A systematic analysis of each section of the test:
    • Mapping of item types
    • Timing and pacing of the test
    • Proportion of problems
  • The need to be a wise test-taker:
    • In-depth strategies
    • How to get the best return on preparation and practice
  • Workshop practice problems are used illustrate test mechanics and strategies

The Student Motivation Workshop encourages students to set high expectations for educational and personal goals, and to start planning for the future now.  Emphasizing the importance of good test scores and conscientious preparation to build a competitive application, students learn the impact education has on career choices and earnings, today’s top jobs and in-demand college degrees, how to maximize opportunities for admission and financial aid, and the importance of solid practice and preparation for the challenges of the ACT® or SAT® test.

The College Is for Me/Family Admissions Workshop (usually presented in the evenings) helps students and parents focus on practical tactics for gaining admission to college. Participants learn the most effective steps families must take in the college transition process. The workshop includes topics such as the correlation between high test scores, GPA and earnings; designing and crafting a winning application; strategies for choosing schools; tips on securing financial aid; the roles of parents; an overview of the design and mechanics of the ACT® or SAT®; and a demonstration of problem-solving strategies.