8th Grade TAKS Reviews and Study Guides

In Texas, 8th graders take the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) every year in reading, math, science and social studies. Your child's teachers will probably complete a comprehensive TAKS review, but your child can also do some work at home. Read on to find out where you can find TAKS resources for your child.

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Since the questions on the TAKS are based on the Texas learning standards, which are called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), your child might have learned all the information he or she needs for the TAKS over the course of the year. By reviewing his or her notes, tests and homework assignments, your child can review all of the skills he or she needs for the TAKS. However, the below resources provide TAKS practice tests and study guides.

TAKS Practice from the Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency provides a very comprehensive collection of 8th grade TAKS study materials. You can download study guides here which describe everything from test sections to objectives and vital information about the TEKS.

In addition, you can download practice tests for your 8th grader. These tests are real TAKS exams that are released by the state of Texas every three years. The current tests available for download are from the year 2009.

Scott Hochberg's Downloadable Tests

You can also download released tests from the webpage of Texas state Representative Scott Hochberg. These are the same tests available from the Texas Education Agency, but in a different format. These downloads are available in English and Spanish. They include a cover sheet with all the essential information about the TAKS exam, such as the number of correct answers needed to pass.

TAKS Practice from EDinformatics

For 8th grade, you'll find TAKS practice for reading, English/language arts and math. This help is based on released tests from several years ago that your child can take online. The test your child takes will be scored automatically and can be retaken. The answer key presents the correct answers side by side with your child's answers so that he or she may learn from any mistakes that may have been made.

In addition to using the Internet as a resource, talk to your 8th grader's teachers and other education professionals in his or her life. It's likely that there's plenty of real-world help available when it's time to review for the TAKS exam.

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