Elementary Reading Tests: Prep and Practice

Most states require yearly standardized assessments of reading skills at every grade level, and test results are sometimes used to determine if children are prepared to advance to the next grade level. Use the resources from the following websites to help your child prepare at home.

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Standardized Tests from EDinformatics

EDinformatics has standardized tests from just about every state that you can download and view. Some state tests have only sample questions; however, you can access an entire test from many states, including New York, Virginia and Texas.

Since most states have similar standards, you can give your child tests from more than one state. Some states, such as Texas and Illinois, also offer online tests, which are graded online for immediate feedback. Use EDinformatics' Parent's Guide to access curriculum and instructional frameworks from states' department of education websites.

Pearson Longman's Practice Tests

Pearson Longman, which is part of Pearson Education, has practice tests and test preparation information for grades 1-8. The reading tests provide a combination of short answer, long answer and multiple-choice practice questions that test your child's comprehension and analytical skills.

The practice tests will help children get to know the types of questions that will be on an actual test. Each reading section has two passages followed by 16 comprehension questions. Multiple-choice questions are answered by clicking on the button next to the answer choice. For short and long response questions, your child can write his or her response in an essay box.

My Schoolhouse's Lessons and Worksheets

My Schoolhouse has elementary and middle school reading lessons and worksheets. The reading worksheets contain short passages on a variety of topics, such as planets, inventors and martial arts. The text is followed by a series of multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions. After finishing a worksheet, select the Correct My Answers button to have the answers scored instantly.

Reading passages at level one and two have an optional audio recording of the text. This helps reinforce reading through two learning mediums. Listening to the passage is also helpful to children who are learning English as a second language.

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