Test Prep Relief: Standardized Test Preparation Products & Resources to Help Get Your Students Ready!

Utilize games and activities to make test prep  fun!

It’s that time of the year again- teachers all over the country are faced with the task of preparing their students for upcoming state and national standardized assessment tests.  Why do we use testing in our schools? I think this point in Parents’ Guide to Standardized Testing By Carolyn B. Bagin and Lawrence M. Rudner (2004) sums it up:

Educators use these standardized tests to tell how well school programs are succeeding or to give themselves a picture of the skills and abilities of today’s students……Standardized tests can help teachers and administrators make decisions regarding the instructional program. They help schools measure how students in a given class, school, or school system perform in relation to other students who take the same test. Using the results from these tests, teachers and administrators can evaluate the school system, a school program, or a particular student.

Our advice?  Practice Practice Practice; and utilize games and activities to help your student gain confidence and achieve success.  There are thousands of practice tests, games and activities that encourage critical thinking skills needed to succeed in standardized testing.  Here are some of our top picks; but click here to see all of our Test Prep Products and Flash Cards:

Math

CHALLENGE CARDS TEST PREP MATH Learners have fun reviewing money, measurement, time, graphing, and algebraic thinking concepts. Teachers, parents, and caregivers will scoop these up! Versatile, game- like activities extend learning and add fun to skill practice and review

FLASH CARDS ADDITION Fun activities teach basic addition skills. Great for test prep and review. Cards are self-checking, colorful, durable, and feature rounded corners for quick sorting.

I’ve Got It! General Math This is just the resource you need for formative and common assessment, re- and post-tests, quick checkups, or standardized test prep. Each assessment task is correlated to state as well as national standards.
MATH TEST PREP THAT MATTERS!
GRADES K-2
GRADES 3-4
GRADES 5+

Language Arts

BRAIN BLASTERS VOCABULARY PRACTICE Self-checking, double-sided cards provide students with practice for over 400 vocabulary words! Questions include definitions, context clues, meaning in a sentence, multiple meanings, prefixes, suffixes, homophones, antonyms, synonyms, idioms, analogies and compound words

I’ve Got It! English Language Skills Document your students’ progress. Each book in the I’ve Got It! Series is based on a list of 35 skills that represent mastery of a particular subject matter. Each assessment task is correlated to state as well as national standards.

Grammar Minutes eBooks One Hundred Minutes to Better Basic Skills provides 100 “Minutes” of 10 problems for students to complete within a short time period. Providing daily practice in key areas of grammar instruction, Grammar Minutes is a fun way to improve students’ grammar proficiency and an instant assessment tool. Great for Test Prep!
Grammar Minutes (Grade 4)
Grammar Minutes (Grade 5)
Grammar Minutes (Grade 6)

More Games & Practice Test Books

Quiz Wiz These Quiz game books help students to review core curriculum and are fun to do!   Innovative, game-based learning system was developed by teachers and classroom-tested!

NewPath Learning Curriculum Mastery Game Study Group Edition Each game features 200 illustrated, standards-based review questions providing comprehensive coverage of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.

Advantage Test Prep, Gr. 1-8 Practice makes perfect!  You have heard this a dozen times but it is true!  This book provides instruction in the four key curriculum areas tested nationwide – reading, writing, language, and mathematics. The formats, reading passages, and question s are all modeled after national standardized and proficiency tests. This book culminates with a practice test with a bubble answer sheet for a real test-like experience.

Puzzle Pack eBook Here’s a whole manual full of puzzles, games, and worksheets related to the novel!  Great for review, reinforcement, substitute teachers, and more!

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