Test Prep: Grade 8
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: 128
Publisher: Spark Publishing
In Association With: Harcourt Family Learning™
Manufactured In: China
My kids aren't required to do any standardized testing but I thought this would be a good experience for them should they need to do so and I wanted to get a feel on where we stand grade-wise. My daughter wasn't too sure of what to expect but it turns out that the format is not only friendly, but she's enjoying it. I think this is even boosting her confidence! I would think this does help a lot for students who need to take tests.
We haven't used this yet but I can see that it will be very valuable for an end-of-year review and to prep for testing.
I like this book much more than Spectrum, which we previously used. The questions seem more relevant to today's educational system, which is a good marker for how our homeschooled students compare to public school students. Easy to use & inexpensive!
I bought this just for the title.. to review before testing. It has been great!