Home-taught children who are not prepared for their yearly standardized tests are at a distinct disadvantage from government- and privately-taught children.
If you reside in a state that requires standardized testing, you should know that most certified teachers teach with the test in mind. In other words, teachers understand the types of questions that will appear on the standardized tests, and they will spend weeks preceding the tests covering the necessary information. If you do not do likewise, your children stand a chance of performing poorly in comparison.
For those of us in a state where some form of testing is required but never scrutinized, preparing is not as critical. However, some of you are in states where the test results are not only analyzed but used as a basis for whether you may continue to home educate. Why not ensure your children are "playing on a level playing field"? The Test Prep series offers students the essential groundwork to prepare for standardized tests.
Based on subject areas covered by most state standardized tests, these colorful, inviting workbooks provide a good sampling of all the skills required for each grade level. Practice pages, strategies, tips, and full-length practice tests build test-taking confidence and skills in reading comprehension, vocabulary, language, and math. The test tips are beneficial, and the information and instructions are super-easy to follow.
Developed by a leading educational publisher, Harcourt's Test Prep provides a great opportunity for children to review before taking standardized state tests. Engaging, practical, and easy to use, Test Prep will help your children face the tests with the same confidence that their peers will have.
If you reside in a state where annual testing is required, spend the week or two before the state test and work through this book. Keep it low-key, and let the change of pace be an enjoyable experience for your child.
It is also valuable at the end of your school year for assessment purposes or anytime you want to evaluate where your child's academic strengths lie.
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Publisher's Information Publisher: Spark Publishing in association with Harcourt Family Learning™ Age Recommendation: 7+ Grade Recommendation: 1st+ Faith-Based: No Consumable: Yes Pages: 127 ISBN: 9781411403970 Format: Paperback Copyright: 2005 Made in: China