5th Grade TAKS Test Reading Comprehension Questions

The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) is given every year to Texas 5th graders. The TAKS reading exam is a multiple-choice test based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning standards. In addition to reading comprehension, it also addresses fluency. For information about a few websites that can help your child get prepared for the TAKS, keep reading.

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The Texas Education Agency's Study Guides and Practice Tests

The Texas Education Agency offers a variety of study resources and study guides for the 5th grade TAKS test. You can download and print the study guides in a PDF format or view them in your browser. The study guides offer information about the 5th grade reading standards, steps you can take to help your child get ready for the exam, passages for your child to read, practice questions and answer keys.

The Texas Education Agency has also made released TAKS tests available to download or view online. The Texas Education Agency releases these exams every few years and the most recent ones that you can download or view online are from 2009. These tests are available both in English and Spanish.

Scott Hochberg's Released Exams

Texas State Representative Scott Hochberg's website is another solid source for TAKS practice tests. You can use it as an alternative to the Texas Education Agency's website. Although the released 5th grade reading tests that you'll find here are the same ones offered by the Texas Education Agency, they are presented in a different format. Like the Texas Education Agency, all released test are available in Spanish as well as English. You can your child can look at the released tests on both in order to determine which format best suits your child's study needs.

TAKS Practice and Preparation from McGraw-Hill Companies

McGraw-Hill offers online TAKS practice questions. This site provides a simple and easy way that your child can run through practice questions and answers online.

First, you pick the unit and level that you want your child to practice. In this case, the unit you'd pick would be 'Reading Level 5'. You can then pick from a total of ten different practice assessments in which your child will read a passage and then answer a series of ten multiple-choice questions. After completing the assessment, your child's answers are instantly graded online.

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