7th Grade New York Reading Test Prep and Practice

In New York, 7th grade students take an English language arts (ELA) test to demonstrate their proficiency in reading and listening comprehension. Keep reading to learn more about the sample tests and questions that are available on the Internet.

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Sample Tests from the New York State Education Department (NYSED)

The NYSED Office of Assessment Policy, Development and Administration has past versions of the ELA and test samples available on its website. There are two books available, along with the listening section. Your child will have to read passages and answer questions about them. On the listening section, you will read a story aloud, and your child will then have to answer questions based on what he or she remembers. Tests are available from 2006-2010, so your child will likely have plenty of practice. Scoring keys are available to download for all the tests.

Pearson Longman's Practice Reading Test

Pearson Longman has online practice reading tests for 7th graders. The test questions require a combination of multiple-choice as well as short and long answers that demonstrate analytical skill as well as reading comprehension. An introduction gives detailed information so you can specifically target areas of concern.

After the test is completed, your child can print out the answers for grading. Instructions for scoring are provided, and an answer key is available upon request from the publisher. The tips section explains test-taking strategies, such as reading the directions carefully, identifying easy and difficult questions and determining how long to spend on each question.

EDinformatics Practice Tests

You can access past New York tests on EDinformatics. Your child can also take other states' language arts tests online and have them graded for immediate feedback.

In addition, you'll find links to New York State's common core standards, which allows you to keep current with ELA proficiency expectations and requirements. If you want to give your child extra practice on particular sections of the ELA test, EDinformatics has links to free lesson plans and activities.

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