Practice Test 1: Reading Skills (Grade 3)

Boost confidence and help raise test scores by introducing students to the skills, language, and formats they will encounter on state and national tests with this reading skills practice test. See Full Product Description.

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Help students succeed on standardized tests!

The questions supporting this test are specifically designed to review the following skills:
• Finding the Main Idea
• Reading for Detail
• Understanding Vocabulary
• Making Inferences
• Sequencing
• Understanding Cause and Effect
• Understanding Author's Purpose
• Understanding Fact and Opinion

This four-page test was culled from the Basic Skills Practice Tests provided twice a year to Scholastic News Edition 3 subscribers, with some new and revised material. By familiarizing students with the skills, language, and formats they will encounter on state and national tests, like the Terra Nova, ITBS, CTBS, and MAT, this practice test will boost confidence and help raise scores.

(Practice tests 6-11 are slightly more difficult than practice tests 1-5. They are designed to be given in the second half of the school year.)

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Teaching Tips

Give students the sense of taking standardized tests when they work on these practice tests. Do the sample questions together and go over the directions for each section, making sure that students understand them. After each test, review it together to reinforce specific skills!