How Socrato Compare with Other Services

One of the best way to predict, prepare and ace any test is to practice, under simulated conditions, using the old retired or released tests created by the examination organizations themselves. Why pay more for study materials that are of unknown quality?

The Socrato Advantage

With Socrato you can process and run diagnostic reports on retired, released exams and practice exams from the College Board, ACT, Inc. and other agencies.

While we do not sell, distribute or copy these exams, practice exams and study materials are widely and inexpensively available from these agencies and other sources. Some tests are available for free for download from the agencies as samples. You can also borrow retired tests from friends and from local libraries. Test books and study materials are available both online and local bookstores for as little as $15.

The problem with these released tests is that many do not have a quality scoring and diagnostic processing solution. The time it takes to score, grade and analyze tests – and create action items -- can span anywhere from 15 minute to an hour or more for exams like the SAT or ACT. Interpreting the results and knowing where to focus your study effort can be a cumbersome and daunting task. Even then, many students and parents are left with only a vague idea of where to turn next. Socrato makes it easy!

Practice Released Test, Get Real Insights, Improve Faster, Save Money

Socrato’s advanced scoring and reporting feature offers you a cost effective solution. Quickly enter your answers using our online bubble sheet and let Socrato score and analyze the results automatically. With help from Socrato’s personalized analytics, you will have more time to practice more tests, prepare more efficiently, and improve your scores faster than other online method. Plus you’ll have extra money to set aside for college!

How Socrato is different


Private Tutor

Other Online Services



  • Designed for students who need a highly customized solution
  • Works for students who need help and direction for focus
  • Helps students who need support to stay motivated and practice
  • Money not an issue
  • Designed for people who are comfortable with generic solutions
  • Typically provides “one size fits all” as a single set of content is used for everyone
  • Most tests do not accurately reflect the real tests
  • Scoring of tests may not reflect the true score as scores may artificially show student progress
  • Mostly uses proprietary test and study content
  • Designed for students who know what they need and want to customize their study
  • Practice and run diagnostic reports using retired, released or custom tests
  • Supplements paper- and book-based learning with online analysis
  • Optimizes your study time and uses the study materials you are most comfortable with
  • Uses diagnostic analyses created by (and used by) leading professional tutors and teachers worldwide
  • Provides best value

Exams & Study Materials

  • Uses retired, released tests and private tests and study materials
  • Sessions typically provided in-home or classroom
  • Uses private online tests
  • All testing and grading online
  • Uses proprietary study materials
  • Processes real released, retired tests from testing agencies or proprietary tests
  • All grading and reporting online
  • Allows you to use study materials from the testing agencies and other sources you are comfortable with.

Typical Cost

$300 and up $50 – $300 Under $50