6th Grade TAKS Reading Practice Tests

Texas requires all students in grades K-12 to take standardized tests on core curriculum frameworks, which includes reading. Find out how to locate released tests, sample questions and other resources you can use to help your child prepare.

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Beginning in 2012, the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) will be replaced by the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Both tests will cover the same subjects for 6th grade students, so you can use released tests from both the STAAR and TAKS to help your child practice.

Released Questions from the Texas Education Agency (TEA)

The TEA has released questions for both the STAAR and TAKS available on its website. Answer keys are provided for both versions. On the STAAR page, you'll be able to read about the assessment and how it measures the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum framework. Additionally, the released STAAR questions are categorized by subject, so you'll easily be able to find the language arts questions for 6th graders.

Study guides for the TAKS are also available so you can review 6th grade curriculum and skills with your child. The guides provide activities that you can complete with your child as well as test-taking tips and individual practice.

EDinformatics' TAKS Resources

EDinformatics provides links to released TAKS tests and answer keys to download from 2002-2009. In addition, an online version of the TAKS 6th grade reading test is available from 2003. The online tests provide your child with immediate feedback because they are graded instantly.

Practice Reading Tests from Pearson Longman

Pearson Longman has practice reading tests for 1st-8th grade. Two tests are available for each grade. You will find multiple-choice as well as essay questions. This combination of questions reinforces both analytical and comprehension skills. Specific instructions are given, including the amount of time allowed for each part of the test, so parents can duplicate a real testing session. In addition, a tip section offers children advice for doing well on any test.

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