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Science Practice Questions for ELA Testing
posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - November 23rd, 2014
Preparation for ELA testing has become a regular routine for most households with school age children. However, this doesn’t mean it’s become easier or less expensive. With more standardized tests added, it seems, every year, test prep can quickly become almost overwhelming. This is especially true for parents with two or more school age children. Between the financial aspect of purchasing ready-made study guides and the time needed to work with your children, test prep pressures can add up quickly.
Thankfully, there is an easier way. While many parents feel that ready-made ELA testing materials are the only way to go, there is an alternative. Parents have begun creating their own study guides and science practice questions at home. If you feel that your child would benefit from a ready-made study guide, you may use these ‘home-made’ questions as supplementary material. You can view some science practice questions, as well as prep questions for other subjects, at http://www.homeinstructionschools.com/shack/3-8examreview.html.
Parents with younger children are often confused at first by the number of standardized tests and the preparation which other parents undertake. However, the benefits of test prep soon make themselves clear. Children who have been properly prepared for ELA testing usually score much higher, achieving a score which accurately reflects their abilities. Children with no test preparation often suffer testing anxiety, which is a recognized psychological condition in which the student becomes extremely anxious on testing day and, as a result, scores far below their true potential.
Choosing Practice Questions
Once you’ve familiarized yourself and your child with the test format by viewing past released versions of the ELA battery, you can simply look through your child’s current science textbook. Science practice questions best-suited to the ELA testing battery will include both traditional facts as well as English-language skills. Keep in mind that while children in grades five and below do not receive a separate science test, there are science questions integrated into the ELA portion which they are administered.