5th Grade TAKS Practice Test and Questions

Formal assessments usually require a decent amount of patience and a solid attention span. By practicing for the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) at home, your child will develop both. To help your child study for the 5th grade TAKS, consider the practice resources outlined here.

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In Texas, many 5th graders take the TAKS in math, reading and science. The TAKS is based on the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and is administered in the spring. Teachers will most likely help your child prepare for the test by teaching the specific skills that will be tested and by showing the class test-taking strategies. If your child does well in school over the course of the year, he will probably do well on the TAKS.

TAKS Help from the Texas Education Agency

A practice test can help your child get used to the types of questions that will appear on the actual TAKS and let her practice concentrating for an extended period of time. You can download a TAKS practice test for the 5th grade from the Texas Education Agency's website. The state of Texas releases the TAKS every three years. The most recent test you can currently download is from 2009.

The Texas Education Agency also offers TAKS study guides, which are always revised and up-to-date. They include everything you and your 5th grader will need to know, from test objectives to what the state standards (TEKS) are.

Scott Hochberg's Practice Exams

If you're not a fan of how the released tests on the Texas Education Agency's website are formatted, you can try your luck at Texas state representative Scott Hochberg's site. Scott Hochberg's site has made the same TAKS practice exams available to download, but in a different format that you and your 5th grader may prefer. The downloaded practice test also comes with a cover page that includes useful TAKS information, such as how many right answers are needed to pass. There are also answer keys and test objectives.

McGraw Hill TAKS Practice

At McGraw Hill's TAKS practice website, your child will select his grade level to find a variety of 5th grade TAKS practice tests. Tests are taken online and then scored by the site upon completion. It's a simple, clear, interactive system that you and your child can use extensively when preparing for the 5th grade TAKS.

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