State Test Preparation

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Test Preparation Resources: Strategies for Students

The earliest evidence of standardized testing comes from ancient China, where imperial examinations covered music, archery and horsemanship, arithmetic, writing and knowledge of rituals and ceremonies. The standardized testing of today may not be as colorful, but the practice has become integral to academic success. Luckily, the modern student has access to a variety of test preparation resources on the Web.

State Test Preparation

Most states currently utilize K–12 tests, which are designed to test student proficiency in their state frameworks and curriculum. In most states, promotion is linked to performance on these tests. Luckily, there's a variety of state test preparation Web resources that can help you feel fully prepared on test day.

Insights for State Test Preparation

  • The best way to find information about testing in your state is to visit the Web site of your state’s education department. There you should be able to find information regarding your state’s testing policies, as well as released tests and sample questions.
  • Test preparation books can be purchased for all major state tests, and the Web sites for these book publishers often provide supplemental materials.

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ACT Test Preparation

The ACT is a college entrance exam developed by the American College Testing board to measure general academic ability. For exam success many students are turning to the Web for ACT test preparation sources.

Insights for ACT Test Preparation

  • When it comes to education Web sites, you can’t judge a book by its cover. Many sites with excellent content have poor design. Although findingDulcinea normally filters out poorly designed sites, we have made some exceptions in order to bring you the best content possible.
  • A variety of test preparation books are available for the ACT, and Web sites for these book publishers often provide supplemental materials.

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SAT Test Preparation

Composed of math, critical reading and writing sections, the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is the most popular standardized test used for admission into colleges and universities in the United States. Use SAT test preparation sources on the Web to get prepared.

Insights for SAT Test Preparation

  • A variety of SAT test preparation books are available. Web sites for these book publishers often provide supplemental materials.

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Community Links in Test Prep

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