The New Mexico State Library and Albuquerque Bernalillo County (ABC) Public Libraries provide free access to online platforms offering state and local residents self-paced learning materials, test-preparation and graded practice tests for high school equivalency tests, college entrance and placement exams.
BrainFuse Help Now is made available through New Mexico State Libraries via El Portal
Elementary – adult learning, test preparation and practice tests, online tutoring, writing lab
Learning materials and graded practice tests:
- HiSET, GED
- ACT, SAT/PSAT
- TOEFL & iBT, TOEIC
- AP & CLEP
- ASVAB, TEAS & HESI, more
- Math, Science, English Language and Literature (ELL) Skills – all levels
- Technology/Computer skills – MS Office +
- Research, critical reading and critical thinking skills
- Essay writing tutorials
Live Online Help:
- Tutoring – all levels, multiple subjects
- Writing lab – submit a paper for review
Learning Express is made available through Albuquerque Bernalillo County Libraries
High school and adult learning, test-preparation and practice tests, career information
- HiSET, GED in English and Spanish
- ACT, SAT/PSAT, essay writing and practice tests
- TOEFL & IELTS, reading and writing and listening skills
High School and College Academic Skills
- English, math, science, social sciences, logic & reasoning
- Technology skills
Career and Job Skills
- TOEIC and Work Keys
- Occupational entrance exams – health, public safety, military, more
- Occupational information, job search and career success skill
Free to New Mexico Libraries to use, adapt and share
Learning Platform Access and Use
- Click on the icon for the Learning Platform of your choice
- Register for an account and record your username and password
- Browse centers for relevant content
- Use tutorials, take practice tests and review your results
- Your progress is tracked in your account
Technical Help for learning platform access can be located on screen at each site.
Student Test-Preparation Success Tips
- Start early.
- Identify which tests you must take and scores you must achieve to reach your goals.
- Find free test preparation materials at your state or local library.
- Register for an account and review the materials available.
- Take the practice test to identify your strengths and weaknesses.
- Record your first practice test results in the area below.
- Devise a strategy to improve your results – and set priorities.
- Break goals down into chunks and schedule time in your planner.
- Actively study and practice solving problems regularly.
- Take the practice tests, review your results and work on strengthening weak areas.
- Learn and practice ways to manage test anxiety.
- Learn from mistakes, stay positive, focus on your goal, and ask for help if you need it!
|Tests to take||Target Score||Testing Date||Date to start studying||Weeks to prepare|
Record test results below, consider strengths and weaknesses, and set your study priorities.
On a separate sheet, list study priorities for each week, and dates you will retake practice tests. Keep track of your practice test scores and adjust your priorities as you progress.
|Practice test, by subject area||1st Score||My Study priorities||Most recent practice results|