Are state mandated test score results lower than you want them? Have you devoted hours of classroom time to improving them with little or nothing to show for it? Do you wonder if anything you do will get you the change you hope for?
We believe our test prep workbooks in the Test Decoder Series have the answers for your questions.
Why choose a book in the Test Decoder Series above others? We are three teachers with more than 25 years of experience each in the classroom. We went through cycles and styles of standardized tests over the years. Each test was touted to be the "next best thing;" one was even called the BEST test. No matter what the test, ee saw students struggle with the “how” of testing. They may have known the content, but did not know what the question wanted them to do to prove it.
Our books focus on mastering the test question vocabulary and practicing with the kinds of questions the students will encounter in most standardized tests, i.e. demonstrate, analyze, evaluate.
They challenge the students to define these vocabulary words, explain what the words are asking them to do in test questions, gather information to answer the questions, and last, answer the questions.
Through intense interaction with the words, the students will learn the meaning of the words and be able to apply that knowledge in testing situations. The book also contains review pages and reteaching materials. Choose the test for the grade you teach, Or if your students have varied ability levels, choose more than one grade level. All books have the same look, so you can mix and match without fear.
Our books were tested in local elementary and middle schools with teachers reporting a measurable increase in scores for standardized test scores that year.
This free sample contains the main part of one unit.