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Do compulsory standardized testing results puzzle and confound you? You know you taught your students enough that they should score better. What could have gone wrong?
After years agonizing over the same question, we finally determined it was not the "what" of the test that was the problem, but the "how." The students did not know how to demonstrate they knew the questions. They couldn't translate the testing vocabulary into action that would result in correct answers.
The Test Decoder Series was created to fix that problem. We examined sample standardized tests to discover the most frequently used testing vocabulary and what was required to answer questions correctly. We implemented and obsrved the use of our books in several local schools with resulting improvement in school scores.
Adding A Testing Vocabulary (3rd gr) is one of the series. Like all components of the series, it leads students through the steps of decoding what test questions are asking, where to find the needed information and how to answer correctly and completely. Students are also taught to examine ther own work for thouroghness and correctness. After some teacher instruction and guiding through the first few unitswhile you establish your espectaion of serious, compete answers, most students should be able to finish independently in subsequent units.
The topics covered in the readings are focused on language arts, social studies, science, and math.
Adding a Testing Vocabulary and all books in the series are not labeled with the suggested grade level. All of the books follow the same format. You can use them with students with reading delays or other difficulties according to their needs without revealing the grade level of the material.
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