Get Ready! For Standardized Tests : Reading Grade 1

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Schools in 45 states now administer annual standardized tests, designed to gauge children's proficiency in reading, and, in many cases, to determine who gets promoted and who doesn't. These latest volumes in the critically-acclaimed Get Ready For Standardized Tests series arm parents with proven tools and techniques to help assess their children's basic reading skill levels; pinpoint their specific problem areas; reinforce their proficiency; gauge their progress; and instill them with the confidence and test-taking know-how needed to shine on virtually any standardized test.

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Ensure that your child gets the perfect start he or she deserves

The core math and reading skills acquired in the first four years of school form the foundation of all future academic success. And, like every good parent, you want to ensure that your son or daughter develops those skills in a timely fashion. The books in the Get Ready! for Standardized Tests series help you do just that.

Written by top education professionals, they arm you with proven tools and techniques for getting your child up to speed in grade-appropriate­­or better­­math and reading. Just as important, they help you to instill him or her with the confidence and test-taking know-how needed to shine in any of the standardized tests now administered nationwide.

In addition to clear explanations of what students must know to perform at or above grade level, what scores mean, and how schools use standardized tests, each grade-specific volume includes:

  • Dozens of sample problems, practice drills, and test-style exercises­­with fullyexplained solutions­­to help reinforce skills and take the anxiety out of testing
  • Tools for assessing skill levels and pinpointing problem areas
  • Creative techniques for helping kids master grade-appropriate concepts
  • Skill reviews at the end of each section for gauging progress
  • A full-length final test to measure proficiency and identify areas that need more work
  • Tips on how to create a learning-friendly environment at home

About the Author:

Molly Maack has a B.A. in early childhood education from the University of South Carolina. She has worked as a first-grade teacher for six years, the last three at the Governor Mifflin school district in Shillington, Pennsylvania.

Carol Turkington, Series Editor, specializes in developmental psychology. Her articles on parenting and health have appeared in Parents, Psychology Today, and The New York Times.

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