Best Test Prep, People's Choice Awards

Throughout September and October, Study.com conducted its first-ever Education Resources People's Choice Awards to find the tools our readers felt were most useful in furthering their education. Today we're looking at organizations that help students deal with one of the biggest headaches in academia - standardized tests. Many prep courses, books and counselors exist, but which do the best job?

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Winner: Kaplan

Kaplan's been helping students prepare for standardized tests since 1938. Along the way, they've accrued enough experience to claim the top spot in their field. Their website boasts that the company serves hundreds of thousands of students a year, leading to 'unparalleled insight into a range of relevant topics.' No wonder Kaplan can claim that they're 'the world leader in test prep.'

Kaplan readies their clients for almost any standardized test you can think of in multiple levels of the education world, from ACTs and SATs to GREs to professional exams. Beyond that, they also offer counseling services for students who want to make sure their academic career's on the right path. Their graduate school admissions advising seems especially popular; there, readers can score expert advice to help them get into law school, medical school and other post-baccalaureate programs.

Finalist: The Princeton Review

'Score now, score more, score HIGHER:' that's how The Princeton Review website first greets its visitors. The staff there takes their mission as educators seriously; that's why they've worked tirelessly since 1981 to help students succeed both within and outside the classroom. Their test prep services (covering all the standards you're likely to take) are supported with classroom tutorials available in 41 states and 21 countries, and they also publish books aimed at getting students to master those scary exams, including the best-selling Cracking the SAT.

Finalist: College Board

Perhaps it seems strange to include the College Board in this category since they're the architects behind the SAT, one of the standardized tests high school students most fear. But as an organization, the College Board is dedicated to helping students succeed in college and beyond - that's why they created the test in the first place! Beyond the traditional SAT, the Board offers many different testing options, like SAT Subject Tests (so students can show their proficiency in particular areas) and even CLEP tests to reward later-in-life learners who've racked up significant educational experience outside a traditional classroom. The Board also offers prep materials for their exams, which you know you can trust - they come straight from the testers!

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