Where to Find NY 3rd Grade ELA Practice Tests

The English Language Arts (ELA) test is a standardized test given in the state of New York. The 3rd grade ELA exam will assess your child's skills in reading comprehension, listening and writing. Continue reading for information on resources that can help your 3rd grader prepare for this test.

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Help from the New York State Education Department

The New York State Education Department has practice ELA exams on its website. The recent, up-to-date 3rd grade ELA sample test comes with two exam books, a listening section, directions for teachers, an answer document and a scoring guide. The state education department site also provides released ELA exams from the years 2006-2010.

You can also obtain ELA information on the New York City (NYC) Department of Education website. This site tells you what to expect from the ELA, how the test is scored, how the results are reported and how they're used. In addition, this site has a link to the New York State Learning Standards that the ELA is based on.

ELA Practice from the Mount Sinai School District

The Mount Sinai School District's website provides ELA practice questions for the 3rd grade. Your child can read four different reading passages, with multiple-choice questions provided for each passage. To answer a question, your child will click the response that he or she thinks is correct. A pop-up box will report if the answer is correct or not.

'My Favorite Sweater' is a typical passage that your 3rd grader will read here. In 3rd grade, students typically learn about poetry and 'My Favorite Sweater' is a 12-line poem divided into three sections. After your child reads the poem, he or she will answer four questions that will test your child's fluency, reading comprehension and ability to think critically.

StudyZone.org's ELA Practice

You can help your child practice many of the 3rd grade skills tested on the ELA at StudyZone.org, a service sponsored by the Oswego City School District. This site offers lessons, interactive games and practice questions aligned with the state standards for English language arts. Some of the topics include word analysis, fluency, comprehension strategies, literary response and writing skills.

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