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Round One: July 22–December 10, 2018
Round Two: January 1–May 10, 2019

$17,000 in Prizes and 17 Winners Across Both Rounds

Are you game?

Texas high school student-athletes, we want to reward your school for your dedication to practice both on and off the field.
Get started in three free and easy steps.

Step 1 - Practice


1. The SAT is the easiest place for student-athletes like you to show colleges how ready you are. And now you can practice for the SAT for free with Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. Sign up here.

2. Choose the date you plan to take the SAT and start practicing with Official SAT Practice.

Step 2 - #Tag


1. Create a short video (2 minutes max) showing us how you practice on and off the field. Earn bonus points by sharing how and when you’re using Official SAT Practice and how it has helped you feel ready for the SAT.

2. By May 10, 2019, post your video on Twitter or Instagram using #PracticePaysOff, @THSCAcoaches, and @[YourHighSchool]

Step 3 - Win


17 winners, chosen by Texas coaches, will each receive a $1,000 prize for your school.


Get your team involved

It’s more fun to compete as a team.
Ask your coach to pledge to practice at to get your whole team involved in the challenge.


#PracticePaysOff Challenge Details

1. Who can participate?

Only current high school juniors and seniors who are members of a school athletics program in Texas are eligible to win.

2. Play fair.

Any music, images, or footage included in your video must be original. You may not use any materials published by a third party that might infringe on third-party rights.

3. Play clean.

Your video must be suitable for public viewing—it can't contain any pornography, nudity, or sexually explicit imagery; obscene, hateful, demeaning, offensive, or abusive imagery or language; harassing, disparaging, or defamatory content; or any other type of indecent content that portrays or encourages illegal activity.

4. Questions?

If you have any questions about the challenge, send us an email.

Why does the SAT matter for

Students score higher when they use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, and students with higher scores are more likely to:


Get into the colleges of their choice.


Be NCAA® eligible—a higher SAT balances a lower GPA.


Qualify for academic scholarships.


Be prepared for college and career.

How should I practice for the SAT?

1. Choose your test date.

Review upcoming test dates and registration deadlines online at Register early to guarantee your seat on that test date and receive timely reminders leading up to the test.

2. Sign up for Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.

Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy is FREE for all students. It’s also the best way to prepare for the SAT. Created by Khan Academy and the maker of the SAT, Official SAT Practice offers thousands of practice questions, video lessons, tests and quizzes, and more.

3. Link College Board and Khan Academy accounts for a personalized study plan.

When you sign up for Official SAT Practice, make sure your Khan Academy account is linked with your College Board account. This sends your PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT, or SAT scores to Khan Academy to create a customized SAT practice plan just for you.

4. Set up a practice schedule and stick to it.

When you log in to Official SAT Practice, choose a practice schedule that works best for you. Khan Academy will send you email reminders on the days you committed to practicing. We recommend you practice at least 6–8 hours before taking the SAT.

5. Take a full-length SAT practice test.

Taking a practice test on Official SAT Practice is the perfect way to see what your test day experience will be like.

Are you a Texas coach?

Visit our site for coaches, created in partnership with the Texas High School Coaches Association, to see how you can help your student-athletes practice on and off the field.