Genetic Testing: Road Map or Crystal Ball?
After looking at the many aspects of the issues behind genetic testing, young scholars are exposed to the pros and cons and must take a stand by writing a position paper. They will view the "Who Gets to Know?" video and/or reading case...
Personal Genetics Education Project
Direct-to-consumer Genetic Testing
If you knew that you were likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in your future, how would it affect your life in the meantime? This and other similar thought-provoking questions are discussed in a lesson plan about the availability of...
Animal testing: cruel and inhumane, or innovative and life-saving? Scholars explore the topic and form their own opinions with help from the highly informative website. Pupils read a comprehensive overview of the topic, including...
As end of grade testing season approaches, the disturbances and noise level should be at a minimum. Hang these handy-dandy testing signs on your door to make sure hall walkers are quiet and do not interrupt the testing inside the classroom.
New (March 2016) SAT Reading Test Practice
The SAT. The ACT. AP exams. The very mention of these exams can cause the college bound to feel anxious. One way to combat Test Anxiety is to provide high schoolers with models of these tests and give them opportunities to analyze the...
Testing Do Not Disturb Door Hanger
Shelter your class from outside noise by indicating that your class is testing with a tag for your door. There are two tags on the page and space to cut out a hole for the door handle. Since the resource is a Word document, you can...
Genetic Disorder and Genetic Testing
Sixth graders explore the characteristics of a selected genetic disorder and research relevant information to justify an argument either for or against genetic testing. Your class can work in groups to gather specific information in...
Complete a variety of activities to examine the pros and cons and ethical issues behind genetic testing. Your high school students will role play and examine various scenarios to determine if genetic testing is justified.
Study and Test Taking Skills
Are your middle and high schoolers having trouble with tests? Do they need skills to improve reading comprehension? Take the time to teach some useful strategies for both. Working together as a class or in small groups, discuss study...
End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 11 ELA/Literacy)
Set up a solid foundation for learners going into Common Core testing by taking some time to complete this practice test. Class members answer questions about both literary and informational texts, with an emphasis on textual evidence....
Grade 3 Test-Taking Strategies and Tips
Promote the most positive reading test-taking strategies to your third graders. A six-question practice test suggests using context clues, underlining words, rereading, and using process of elimination to choose the best answer when it...
The Atlanta Testing Scandal
What happens when a school is caught tampering with state test scores? Learners find out about the Atlanta Testing Scandal as they read a New York Times article. After they read, they test their comprehension by answering seven who,...
Test-Taking Strategies for Three Subject Areas
Sometimes a test page loaded with text can make a student's face go blank. Help them decipher what a text question is asking with a series of tips focused on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and language arts mechanics.
Test Your Best Jeopardy
Make test-taking fun with a Jeopardy game that reviews the skills and stretegies needed to have a successful experience. Categories include test readiness, brain blockers, test strategies, tests pitfalls, and anxiety reducers. Learners...
North Shower Community College
Preparing for Tests, Taking Tests, Reducing Test Anxiety
As testing season is upon us, give class members a way to prepare their minds and bodies for the big day. A resource promotes deep breathing exercises and comfortability to reduce anxiety. Along with multiple choice, short answer, and...
End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 7 ELA/Literacy)
Prepare your pupils for Common Core testing with this practice test. The test includes one fictional text and four informational texts for learners to read and answer questions about. Also included are answer keys, an online version, and...
A new form of standardized testing? Learners evaluate arguments for and against the use of computer-based standardized tests in schools. They express their views through discussion and explore the views of others through the creation and...
End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 9 ELA/Literacy)
What better way to prepare your class for Common Core testing than with a practice test? The practice test includes several reading passages, both literary and informational, and learners respond to multiple choice questions about these...
It's Time for Testing Skills Rock!
Fourth graders take an inventory to assess their ability to utilize study and test taking skills. They receive the "Testing Skills Rock" song and start singing it. Students identify and underline the test taking skills mentioned in the...
New York State Testing Program: English/Language Arts Book 2, Grade 3 2010
This 3rd grade English/Language Arts standardized test practice worksheet includes multiple choice questions, short answer, and a paragraph to correct. The passage intended for the multiple choise section is not included.
New York State Testing Program: English/Language Arts Book 3, Grade 4
This 4th grade English/Language Arts standardized test practice worksheet provides fiction passages along with open-ended questions regarding the pieces. An essay prompt is also included.
New York State Testing Program: English/Language Arts Book 1, Grade 3
This 3rd grade English/Language Arts standardized test practice instructional activity includes 2 fictional selections and 2 non-fiction pieces, as well as multiple choice and free response questions.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Albert Sabin and Bioethics: Testing at the Chillicothe Federal Reformatory
Do the ends justify the means? Getting a drug approved in the US is a long and involved process. But at some point out, it involves testing on humans. The ethics of such testing is the focus of a resource that uses Dr. Albert Sabin's...
End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 8 ELA/Literacy)
Common Core testing on your mind? Ease your class into the test by requiring pupils to take this practice test. The focus of this test is reading. Learners read several passages, both literary and informational, and respond to multiple...