7th Grade Citywide Practice Tests: Info on NY Public School Exam

Is your child in or going into the 7th grade in New York City? If so, then he or she may be required to take citywide exams. Read on to find out about citywide exams and using practice tests to help your child get ready.

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Getting Your Child Ready for a 7th Grade Citywide Test

What's a 7th Grade Citywide Test?

New York City gives standardized, citywide tests to students every year, beginning in 3rd grade. A citywide test is typically used by district administrators to determine if all schools are providing quality teaching and meeting the state standards. However, some citywide tests are used to check student eligibility for special programs offered by the district. These specialized tests may be given to students as early as kindergarten.

What's on a 7th Grade Citywide Test?

In the 7th grade, students are given an English and language arts test (ELA) and a mathematics test. The exam will likely be in a multiple-choice format, although there may be short-answer portions.

How Can I Get My Child Ready?

There are a number of ways to help your child get ready for citywide exams. For starters, it's usually best to make sure that your 7th grader is doing well in her or his classes throughout the school year. Keep in touch with your child's teachers and always make an effort to closely monitor your 7th grader's progress. If he or she's doing well, studying for a citywide exam should be a snap for your child when the time comes.

If you can, give your child a space at home dedicated to homework and studying. Make sure that your child does school work at approximately the same time each and every day. Routine can often be important when it comes to concentration, retaining vital information and producing high-quality work.

Where Can I Get 7th Grade Citywide Practice Tests?

One of the most common ways that you can help your child get ready is by administering practice citywide tests to your child at home. To get these, get in touch with your child's teachers or check the New York Department of Education website. Create a quiet testing environment for your child and time him or her. Correct the practice test and help your child study the subjects in which he or she is having difficulty.

What Else Can I Do?

Although citywide practice tests can be very useful, sometimes your child many need extra help. Check to see if there are any after school programs at your child's school or a local youth, community or learning center. Should your child need a considerable amount of extra help, consider hiring a tutor.

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