Q:

In a few weeks, my children will be taking state tests. Is there any way to see sample tests? -- Testing Help

A:

It is always helpful for students to know what any test is going to be like. Then they can concentrate on answering the questions correctly. Have you asked your children if they know what to expect on these tests? Most teachers are spending considerable time preparing their students for these tests. The stakes are too high for them not to do so.

The Web site www.edinformatics.com/testing/testing.htm has links to questions used in many previous statewide tests. Or you can use a search engine to find them. You could have your children do a practice test. However, please do not let your concern about these tests produce anxiety in your children.