Getting prepared is important for students, and even people who are out of school and getting careers. This is why Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC) will help you reach your final goal, all free with your library card!
High School students can practice tests like the APs and the SATs. Practice for AP exams, for example, includes the standard 55 questions that cover different topics, AP practice problems that include all the writing, as well as SAQs, DBQs and LEQs. There are also useful articles to help you prepare for the test, including tips for test day to help you be more efficient. If you use a website like Albert.io for school, consider using TERC as well. A downside of Albert.io is that classes only last for the year you are taking them, and after that year is over you can’t redo the material. TERC lets you revisit your previous tests and see explanations for each answer. It also has accomplishments and rewards to encourage you with that sense of joy and satisfaction.
You can also take multiple subjects at once. In the high school category, TERC offers basic STEM practices, end of the year state exams, high school equivalency preps and other college entrance exams. There are options to search for scholarships and different colleges based on your preferences after filling out a questionnaire. If you are a college student you can get help to make a resume, take a DSST or CLEP test, and get career advice. If you are an international student you can prepare for TOEFL or TOEIC, get basic English practice and get information about US citizenship. If you are headed to graduate school you can take practice exams and search for grad schools and scholarships. Also, if you already have a career, there is still something in store for you. You can practice for many different career related exams, like law, firefighter prep and many more.
To access TERC from home, start at chandlerlibrary.org and hover your mouse over the purple Research & Learning tab. Choose TERC from the Online Learning dropdown list. You’ll need your library card and PIN if you’re signing in from home. Can’t make it in to the library to get a card? We now offer eCards that allow access to our online resources, including TERC! If you’re a Maricopa County resident, you can fill out the online form to register for your eCard. See more at our Get a Library Card page. eCard users can come in to the library at any time to upgrade to a full-access card that allows checkout of books and other physical materials.
Thanks to our teen Leaders in Training student Tanishtha P. for her review of TERC.