## How To Use Autoscoring Answer Forms for Maximum Effectiveness

## Using Autoscoring Answer Forms as the Core Resource in Efficient SAT Preparation

Students use these Autoscoring Answer Forms (AAFs) as an integral part of their practice-test-based preparation for the SAT, whether under the direction of a tutor/test-prep class or while self-studying. Here's an outline of the core process:

- A student takes a practice test or section on their own or as assigned by a tutor or prep class and enters their answers into the AAF;
- The student submits the filled-out AAF and it is automatically scored;
- The student is presented with an on-screen score report;
- The student uses the buttons provided with each answer to play our expert video explanations of the questions they struggled with;
- For math problems, the student is provided with the main categories for the problem, allowing the student to instantly identify the precise math topics in which they need improvement;
- With the click of a button, the student can view the math problem in our SAT Math Topic Explorer (SMTEx™) to learn how frequently problems of that type appear on the test and to get a list of all the other real-test problems related to the same topic, which helps the student prioritize the topic and provides additional, focused practice material;
- Using the supplied chapter, section, and page reference for the 1600.io SAT Math Orange Book, students can read a detailed, patient lesson on the topic of the missed problem and they can follow worked-through examples, build foundational techniques with our SkillDrills™, work through practice problem sets with video explanations, and get lists of related real-test problems;
- Having completed a cycle of assessment-diagnosis-learning-exercise-practice, the student has addressed their deficiencies through a highly focused and efficient process, and they are ready to embark on another improvement cycle.

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