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Educational Websites for Teachers

Mr. Nussbaum.com

Starfall.com - a creative website designed to teach children to read

BookAdventure.com - a FREE reading motivation program for children

AAAMath.com - interactive practice and estimation games for grades K thru 8

MAP

 

The Missouri Assessment Program is a series of standardized tests designed to assess student progress in curricular areas.  Click on the links below to access information and practice activities.
 
 
Communication Arts Sample Assessments
Elementary
Middle School
High School
Click on the appropriate grade level; sites include interactive activities showing scoring guides, sample tests, and teaching strategies (3-12)
CPS MAP Communication Arts Practice Multiple choice questions and resources which support MAP
CPS MAP Math Practice Multiple choice questions and resources which support MAP
CPS MAP Science Practice Multiple choice questions and resources which support MAP
Grade Level Help Skills Page I4C Websites divided by grade level and subject
Elementary Test Prep Center Test preparation activities for grades K through 4; practice and suggestions
Hartcourtschool Variety of review activities (1-8)
It's Time to Fly Map Resources (3-6)
Map Resources A compilation of resources for MAP preparation
More Map Resources An assortment of resources for MAP preparation
SuccessLink Search Engine Lesson plans aligned with the Missouri Standards; created by Missouri teachers; templates and forms for MAP modules and performance events

Example and Practice Assessments

Gamequarium Test Prep Test prep for grades 1-8
Heart of Missouri RPDC Math, Communication Arts, and Science links
Interactive Assessments English, math and science; grades 3-5
Interactive Released Items Texas; interactive student assessment practice
MAP Released Items Question examples taken directly from 1998-2005 testing
Middle School Test Prep Center Practice test questions for grades 7 and 8 in Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies
National Assessment of Educational Progress Sample questions for grades 4, 8, and 12
National Center for Educational Statistics Search for sample assessment questions for grades 4, 8, and 12 in multiple subjects
Self-Assessment Modules Students can self-assess their skills in math and communication arts
Virginia State Standards of Learning Math, science, and technology practice tests 

Communication Arts

Elementary Comm Arts
MAP Help
MAP prep resources
Communication Arts Sample Assessments
Elementary
Middle School
High School
Click on the appropriate grade level; sites include interactive activities including scoring guides, sample tests, and teaching strategies
Communication Arts Model Curriculum Units Communication Arts model curriculum units by DESE offer examples for instruction and assessment of specific Grade-Level Expectations  (Note: The two links for 3rd grade units are PDFs that are approximately 40 pages in length)
DESE Communication Arts Practice Tests Communication Arts practice tests for grades 3-4, 6-7, and 9-10
Education Place Benchmark papers and Writing Rubrics
Study Zone Instructional materials and online activities
Reading/Writing Links Assorted helpful reading and writing links

Math

Houghton-Mifflin Mathematics Test-prep practice, Test Quest, and Brain Teasers for grades 1-6
Math Maven's Mysteries Practice for MAP testing in grades 3-5; Students will use problem-solving and critical thinking skills, apply math skills in authentic situations, and practice reading skills
Using Writing in Mathematics Teaching strategies for incorporating writing into Math class. Includes two sample lessons to introduce writing about mathematical thinking  (3-8)

Science  

Elementary Science Performance based assessments for classroom use  (K-7)

Parent Resources

Map Prep for Parents Resources to help parents prepare their child for the MAP

Test Taking

eMINTS MAP Test Tips Suggestions from eMINTS teachers for preparation
Taking the Stress Out of Standardized Tests Article by Scholastic for teachers to help their students prepare in advance
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