5th Grade CATS Test Prep and Practice Resources

The Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) administers a standardized test, called the Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT), to children in Kentucky. Students in 5th grade are typically tested on math, social studies, arts, humanities and vocational skills. The exam includes multiple-choice questions, open responses and essay questions. Read on for information on how your child can get prepared.

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Preparation Resources from the Kentucky Department of Education

For CATS information, check out the Kentucky Department of Education's website. Here, you will find statistics on schools' progress for meeting the state standards. You can download 'CATS briefing packets' and see the report cards issued to individual Kentucky schools based on the standardized test scores.

The Kentucky Department of Education also provides released tests from previous years. The latest KCCT exams are from 1999. You can download the released tests and answer keys as PDF documents that you can print out and administer to your child for practice.

Practice Tests from EDinformatics

There are numerous similarities between state standardized tests all over the country. EDinformatics is a comprehensive resource that provides links to practice questions and tests from many states other than Kentucky. In addition, EDinformatics provides practice questions that your child can take online and have instantly graded. Use the resources on the Parent's Guide page to find out how else you can help your child prepare, and other information about how standardized tests can affect your child's education.

Fact Monster's Homework Help Center

After your child completes a practice test, you will likely be able to identify your 5th grader's strengths and weaknesses. Your child can brush up on topics using the many educational resources provided by Fact Monster's Homework Help Center. Here, your child can find resources and practice quizzes for social studies, history, geography, English/language arts, math and science. He or she can also work on skills like studying, listening, speaking, writing and research.

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