Sample Literature Test and Study Tips

A good way to help your child prepare for literature tests is by looking at examples. Learning test-taking strategies will also help your child do his or her best. Effective studying can also help relieve test anxiety. Read on to find online state tests and study tips.

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Sample Literature Tests from the Georgia Department of Education

The Georgia Department of Education has sample literature tests and a study guide. The study guide provides test-taking strategies, practice quizzes and activities that you can complete at home with your child. Additionally, your child can take a sample online test using the Online Assessment System (OAS). Even if you don't live in Georgia, this online test is free and available to you. Simply enter your child's grade level as the username and password. For instance, if your child is in 5th grade, use 'Grade5' as the login name and the password.

EDinformatics' Practice Tests for Language Arts

EDinformatics has sample language arts tests and released questions from every state. Answer keys are included so you can check your child's progress and determine what areas he or she needs extra practice in. Some states, such as Texas, New York, Virginia and Massachusetts, have tests that can be taken and graded online.

Since many states are beginning to tie grade promotion to standardized test scores, you may want to view your state's curriculum guides. EDinformatics has links to all K-12 state curriculums, so you can see what your child needs to study in order to prepare for the assessment.

Have Fun Teaching's Test Practice

Have Fun Teaching has practice K-12 reading comprehension tests as well as other language arts worksheets and activities. English worksheets for beginning to advanced skill levels are available on topics such as parts of speech, grammar, spelling and phonics. In addition, parents of English language learners and learning disabled children can access special practice tests.

You can motivate your child by giving him or her themed worksheets and activities to complete, such as a Dr. Seuss crossword puzzle or coloring page. A short 'Green Eggs and Ham' reader's theater script containing 50 words is also available.

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