This test features 45 exercises covering the core areas of language arts and math. For a more complete test, see the Achieving Peak Performance edition.
Why This Product?
Most students, by the time they reach eighth grade, will have taken two or more achievement tests. For these students, the primary question is not, "What is an achievement test like?" It is, "How will this next achievement test differ from previous ones?" The test format and content will certainly be the most noticeable difference to the student.
Achievement tests assess student knowledge in a much different and more artificial manner from the way most parents do at home. Parents use a variety of assessment techniques at home to find out what their children know. Multiple-choice tests in a group setting with frame variable or scannable answer sheets are unlikely to be used.
For parents, two questions are primary: first, what skills will be measured, and second, how can I prepare my child for this important experience. For any test, most of us like to know what's going to be expected so we can prepare adequately. Everyone likes to know what the target is so they can know if they are aiming in the right direction.
There are three primary parts to the action plan: 1) "Identifying Learning Objectives," 2) "Mastering Testing Strategies," and 3) "Practicing for Success."