Does anyone know where I can find sample tests, or sample test questions- preferably free?
We live in a state where, by law, my child must take a standardized test at certain grade levels.
Over the next few weeks, I'd like to familiarize my child with the type of questions he will see on the test, and generally prepare him for the test format. I have found a few websites, but need more.
Thanks in advance!
I would probably call your local public school and ask to use their resources. You might even be able to get an outdated test to practice ahead of time.
What state do you live in?
Are you sure that the tests are required by law for your child? Most states allow excemptions for the tests. If you want your child to take them, that is one thing, but if you don't, it is worth looking into.
stafl- Thank you. I hadn't thought of that. In this state, sharing materials from the public schools is up to the discretion of the individual school district. It can't hurt to ask.
Mothra- We usually use alternative assessment, but after a certain grade, you must test every other year. We are in NY.
My child would be 5th grade, and we have a choice of tests we can take.
We can take the following tests:
(i) The test shall be selected by the parent from one of the following: the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, the California Achievement Test, the Stanford Achievement Test, the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, the Metropolitan Achievement Test, a State Education Department test, or another test approved by the State Education Department.
One of these:http://www.nyhen.org/addl-tests.pdf
I got a basic test prep from mcgraw hill at Sams Club for $5. they are grade specific and do a good job at familarizing your child with the testing atmosphere and phrasing and fillin in the dot etc. . .
Also what you can do here is get the test, review for ir, take it or not take it and get your own. and then return the one you got from the school.