9th Grade TAKS Practice Test and Preparation Info

The 9th grade TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) covers math and reading. You can help your 9th grader practice for the TAKS by reviewing these standards and identifying the skill areas that need more work. Read on for information on resources that can help you.

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The 9th grade TAKS exam is based on the Texas educational core standards, called the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). It's administered every spring and helps determine your child's level.

Study Guides and Exams from the Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency provides downloadable TAKS study guides. These guides cover everything that you and your child will probably need to know about the TAKS exam, from sections and objectives to basic requirements.

Once your child feels comfortable with all of the test content, he or she may want to complete practice tests to become familiar with the format. You can print released TAKS tests from the Texas Education Agency as well. These exams are available in both English and Spanish.

Practice Tests from Scott Hochberg

You can also download tests from the website of the state representative, Scott Hochberg. These tests are the same released exams from 2009 that are made available by the Texas Education Agency. The difference lies in the formatting. Check out both sites and pick which released exam format you and your 9th grader prefer.

The TAKS tests on Scott Hochberg's site also come with a few extra features, such as a cover sheet with information about the exam. For example, how many right answers does it take to pass? You'll also get answer keys and the objectives of the 9th grade curriculum.

Studying with Home Schooling Adventures

Your child can complete targeted practice with the worksheets and lesson plans available from Home Schooling Adventures. The games and activities here range across all subjects and can be a good resource for TAKS practice.

In addition to using the Internet, your child can also ask his or her teachers for extra practice on specific topics or skills. Your local library may provide free access to a number of sites where your child can study, as well as books designed for assessment testing practice.

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