Test Prep: Grade 1
Home-taught children who are not prepared for their yearly standardized tests are at a distinct disadvantage to the government- and privately-taught children. If you reside in a state that requires standardized tests, you should know that a vast majority of 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 make sure your children are "playing on a level playing field"? The Test Prep series offers students the essential groundwork needed 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 of each grade level. Practice pages, strategies, tips, and full-length practice tests build test-taking confidence and skills in subjects such as 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.
Number of Pages: 127
Publisher: Spark Publishing
In Association With: Harcourt Family Learning™
Manuractured In: China
This is a great book to begin working on how to take a test. It aquatints children with the basics of how testing is performed with basic questions. Some of the language of these questions is different than the language used in curriculum, but it provides a good opportunity to discuss them with your child.
This book is a great intro to standardized testing for little ones. It's laid out in an easy to use format and we found it helpful to work through in the weeks leading up to our end of the year standardized testing.
To be honest we haven’t really use many of the tests. From what I saw as I flipped through seems to be a great tool on how to gauge the progress of the student. I plan on starting to use these weekly to get a grasp on where my first grader is now that we’re nearing the end of the “year”.
Our state doesn’t require testing but this has been a great tool to make sure my 6 year old is on track.
We have used this book everyday during quiet work time and my son has finished it which just blows me away!