Sample Test Questions
Test questions range from traditional multiple-choice to interactive ones that ask your child to explain his or her reasoning.
David has 16 pennies in one jar and 94 pennies in another jar.
He uses some of the pennies to buy a pencil that costs 25 cents. What is the total number of pennies David has left after he buys the pencil? Show your work.
Answer: 85 pennies
*Example elementary school question
English Language Arts
Your child reads a passage about Celtic history.
Summarize the author’s message about the Celtic people’s legacy.
Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
*Example middle school question
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Take your state’s practice test.
Along with grades and class work, the state test is another way to see where your child needs more support. Test nerves are real but you can boost self-confidence by showing your child how to take on challenges.
Check out how your school is doing.
Your state releases a report card for every school, which includes important information about your school’s performance such as academics, the learning environment, and more.
Stay connected with the teacher.
Teachers say the best way to know how your child is progressing is to be in regular contact. Ask the teacher how your child is doing with specific skills and share what you notice at home about their learning habits.
Have fun learning on the go!
The new Readiness Check is more like a game but shows your child’s progress with math and reading. It connects you to videos, activities, and more to support learning at home and on the go!
Find helpful resources to support academic, social, and emotional learning.
*A Year into the Pandemic: Parents’ Perspectives on Academics, State Assessments, and Education, Learning Heroes and National PTA
**NAEP, The Nation’s Report Card 2019
Parents Deserve to Know
According to our national survey, nearly 9 in 10 parents believe their child is performing at or above grade level.*
Yet, what percentage of 8th graders nationally are reading at grade level?**Learn More »