How to bring test-prep into the classroom for all students

07/6/2011 | Edutopia.org

Andrea Alexander, a graduate student and former test-preparation instructor, suggests ways in which educators can help level the test-prep playing field for disadvantaged students or those who do not have access to outside preparation courses. Reading assignments similar to those on the test can help students develop predictive reading habits, while assignments in many subjects can be used to build student vocabulary, Alexander writes. Less-costly online courses -- some offered by large test-prep companies -- also should be considered, she adds.

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