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Ch 1: General Standardized Test Prep Resources

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Read articles on preparing for a variety of standardized tests with this chapter on test prep resources. You'll learn about tests like the ACT, the NYS Regents exams, AP exams and the GED.

General Standardized Test Prep Resources - Summary of Articles and Topics

In this chapter, we've put together a series of articles on getting ready for standardized tests. Find out about registration steps, testing center locations, exam scoring and other requirements for a number of standardized tests. See the cost of standardized testing and find out if homeschooling and private school students need to take these exams. In addition, you'll find articles on study tips and how to find practice questions. In this set of articles, you'll find resources for the exams including:

  • ACT and ACT Workkeys
  • SAT and SAT subject exams
  • AP exams for Spanish, English, chemistry, environmental science, world history, English literature and composition
  • DSST
  • CAHSEE
  • GED and TASC
  • Stanford tests
  • NYSTCE
  • NYS Regents exams
  • ASVAB
  • STARR math
  • AFQT
  • TOEFL
  • TABE
  • ACCUPLACER
  • CLEP
  • ELM
  • EPT
  • International Baccalaureate

34 Lessons in Chapter 1: General Standardized Test Prep Resources
What Are the ACT WorkKeys Tests?

1. What Are the ACT WorkKeys Tests?

ACT WorkKeys tests evaluate your job skills and readiness to enter the workforce. Find out about these tests, including where and when you can take them.

ACT Workkeys Scores

2. ACT Workkeys Scores

The ACT WorkKeys tests are assessment tools that measure various job-related skills. Learn how to understand your ACT WorkKeys test scores and use them to prepare for the workforce, and find out how to prepare for these exams.

AP Spanish Exam Format

3. AP Spanish Exam Format

College Board offers two Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish exams: Spanish Language and Culture and Spanish Literature and Culture. If you'd like to learn more about how each of these exams is formatted, check out the article below.

Cost of Standardized Testing

4. Cost of Standardized Testing

The cost of standardized testing varies by exam and can easily run more than $100. Credit and debit cards are typically the preferred methods of payment. Read on to learn more.

List of Standardized Tests

5. List of Standardized Tests

Standardized tests are a major part of the educational process in the United States. Read on for a list of current standardized tests and resources to help prepare for them.

Do Homeschoolers Have to take Standardized Tests?

6. Do Homeschoolers Have to take Standardized Tests?

Are you considering homeschooling but are not sure whether, or how often, you need to test your child? Read on to learn more about student evaluation requirements in some states and discover resources that can help you determine if your child must take standardized tests.

Do Private Schools Take Standardized Tests?

7. Do Private Schools Take Standardized Tests?

Whether or not a particular private school uses standardized testing depends on several factors. Here, we will look at these factors and other things to consider when looking at private education options.

Is it Good to Listen to Music While Studying?

8. Is it Good to Listen to Music While Studying?

Music can have both positive and negative effects on studying, depending on the student and the type of music. Read on to learn how academic performance and cognition can be affected by music, and how to improve your own study habits.

Best Way to Learn Spanish

9. Best Way to Learn Spanish

While Spanish-language dictionaries and practice books can be helpful tools for those interested in learning the language, methods that involve both hearing and practicing the language are essential to learning it. Read on to learn more about the best approaches for learning Spanish.

Stanford Standardized Test Requirements

10. Stanford Standardized Test Requirements

Applicants to Stanford University need to take specific standardized tests as part of the application process. Read on to learn more about Stanford's standardized testing requirements and uncover additional resources to aid in your application.

TASC Test Locations

11. TASC Test Locations

The TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) is a high school equivalency exam emerging as an alternative to the GED. Learn where you can take the exam and discover some resources that can help you prepare for it.

How to Pass Multiple Choice Tests

12. How to Pass Multiple Choice Tests

Improve your ability to successfully pass multiple choice tests with this article. You'll get information about how to master these types of questions, so you're ready for your next test.

What Is the STAR Math Assessment?

13. What Is the STAR Math Assessment?

STAR assessments are used to evaluate the progress of students from elementary school through high school. Find out more about the STAR Math assessment, how it's set up and why it is used with this article.

What is the AFQT Percentile Score?

14. What is the AFQT Percentile Score?

An AFQT percentile score indicates how a test taker's performance compares to the military's established norm. Learn how a percentile score is calculated and how it might influence your enlistment.

What is the Praxis Series Exam in Speech-Language Pathology?

15. What is the Praxis Series Exam in Speech-Language Pathology?

The Praxis Speech-Language Pathology exam is one of the tools used to measure individuals' qualifications for speech-language pathology certification or licensure. Learn what's covered on the Speech-Language Pathology test, find out when and where it's offered, and discover other requirements for credentials in this field.

EPT Test Dates

16. EPT Test Dates

If you plan to take courses at California State University, you'll probably first need to take the CSU English Placement Test. Read on to find test dates, information about exemptions, and tools to help you prepare for this test.

What is the EPT Test?

17. What is the EPT Test?

Find out what the CSU EPT assessment is and how it is used with this article. You'll learn about the kinds of questions on the test and discover how to prepare for it.

What is the International Baccalaureate?

18. What is the International Baccalaureate?

Learn about the International Baccalaureate and its goals with this article. Find out what programs this organization offers and discover the skills it supports.

International Baccalaureate vs. Advanced Placement Tests

19. International Baccalaureate vs. Advanced Placement Tests

The International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs can both be used to earn course credit at several colleges and universities. Keep reading for more information on these programs' test formats and scoring, and find resources that can help you successfully earn college credit.

What is the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program?

20. What is the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program?

If you're interested in learning about a unique interdisciplinary program of study for your middle school student, check out this article to explore the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. You'll find out who can take part in this program and what it teaches.

What is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program?

21. What is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program?

Get information about the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program with this article. Find out what age group this program is for, what students will learn in the program and where it is offered.

How to Multitask

22. How to Multitask

The ability to multitask is necessary today for everyone from students to CEOs. If you're not quite sure how to master multitasking, read on to discover the strategies of those who use this skill effectively, and helpful tips to get you on your way to mastering it.

How to Stop Procrastinating

23. How to Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination is a huge problem for people everywhere. Take a look at the article below to learn how you can avoid procrastination when it comes to studying and test preparation, and in your everyday life.

USMLE Step 2 CS Tips

24. USMLE Step 2 CS Tips

The Step 2 Clinical Skills component of the USMLE can be challenging for many candidates. Read on to learn what you can expect from the test and pick up some tips that can help you feel calm and in control on test day.

USMLE Step 3 Registration

25. USMLE Step 3 Registration

Registration for Step 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination is a multi-step process that requires applicants to prove their eligibility before selecting a test date. Read on to learn more about these eligibility requirements and the procedures involved in signing up for the test.

USMLE Step 2 CS Scheduling

26. USMLE Step 2 CS Scheduling

You should schedule your USMLE Step 2 CS well in advance in order to secure your desired testing date. Read on to learn about the scheduling process and how to ready yourself for your scheduled test date.

Failed the USMLE Step 1: Next Steps

27. Failed the USMLE Step 1: Next Steps

While it's disappointing to fail Step 1 of the USMLE, it's not the end of the road. Read on for instructions regarding how to proceed, and get tips for passing the test on your next attempt.

USMLE Step 1 Preparation

28. USMLE Step 1 Preparation

Preparing for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination? Read on to get all the information you need about the exam's content and the different prep materials available along with tips to help you succeed.

What is the TACHS Exam?

29. What is the TACHS Exam?

Students wishing to attend Catholic high schools in New York City or the lower Hudson Valley must take the TACHS exam. Read on to learn about the exam's content, structure, and policies, and get tips on how to pass it.

How to Find an AP Environmental Science Released Exam

30. How to Find an AP Environmental Science Released Exam

Find where you can go to locate AP Environmental Science Released Exams. Also discover the wealth of resources available to help you no matter what your level of involvement with AP Environmental Science happens to be.

Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test Scores

31. Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test Scores

The Gates-MacGinitie Tests measure students' vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. Keep reading for an overview of the types of tests scores available and learn what the results are used for.

STAR Reading Test Scores

32. STAR Reading Test Scores

The STAR Reading Assessment gauges 1st through 12th grade students' ability to comprehend a variety of concepts related to reading and literacy. Find out how the test is scored along what you might expect to find on a student's scoring report.

What is the STAR Reading Test?

33. What is the STAR Reading Test?

The STAR Reading Test is designed to gauge the reading comprehension skills and abilities of students in grades 1-12. Find out what this test is, how it's structured and scored, and discover materials and resources that can help you and your students get ready.

PERT Test Dates

34. PERT Test Dates

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is a test administered by the Florida College System. You can take this test any time of the year, but registration procedures will vary by institution. Here, you'll find out more about the PERT and what you need to do to set up a testing date.

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