Sample 3rd Grade Citywide Test and Practice Materials

Students in the state of New York who don't score well in math or English language arts on the state's standardized tests are required to attend summer school. Following that instruction, they take a citywide test to see if their skills have improved. Keep reading to find out about a few resources that can help your child prepare for this citywide test.

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Citywide Test Information from the New York City Department of Education

One of the main resources you and your child can use for citywide test information is the New York City Department of Education's website. Here, you will find details such as why the citywide math and English language arts tests are given, who is required to take them and what topics the tests cover.

Information from the New York State Education Department

To help your child prepare for the citywide test, you can use the state standardized test resources found on the New York State Education Department website. Here, you can find downloadable practice exams that you can print out for your child. You will find test books from five different years, so your child can have plenty of practice at home.

Standardized Test Information and Resources from EDinformatics

EDinformatics provides standardized exam information for New York and number of other states. Additionally, you can find practice standardized tests that are graded instantly online.

There are also links to departments of education and other state websites that have standardized tests that are similar to New York's. The 3rd grade Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) are two prime examples of multiple-choice exams your child can use to get ready, even if you don't live in those states.

Testing Practice from

When your child is preparing for the 3rd grade citywide test, can be a solid resource for online, interactive quizzes. Math and English/language arts are both thoroughly covered here, in addition to many other subjects that may help your child with his or her general studies throughout the school year. If you enter the math section, you'll find several subcategories of quizzes to select from. The elementary math section includes dozens of quizzes on multiplication, division, whole hundreds addition, greatest common factors, square roots and least common multiples.

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