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How To Use This Site

 

Navigation

Our site was created using large icons especially designed for children at the elementary level.

 Home The buttons on the left hand side all deal with information regarding our company. The button "Home" will always take you back to the splash page where the 4 large subject icons appear. All standardized tests can be found by clicking the subject (Reading, Writing, Math, ESL) icons. While navigating within our site, clicking the HOME button will return the user to the splash page to find the other subjects and their respective standardized test.

 

The center of the splash page contains the 4 large subject icons. All the standardize tests are located behind their respective subject icon. 

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Reading Writing Math Science

The Password Box

Because our site is fee based, students must first log in using a User Name and Password that the member schools receive after the registration process. Schools and Districts have the option to choose their own User Name and Password. Bilingual Education Specialists can also assign a password if the school desires.

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Subject Special Features

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English Reading Section
(Interactive Stories)

The reading section of our site contains various narrative and expository texts that feature different skills that are tested by various standardized tests.

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The first box always has a picture that relates to the story. The second box contains the title and suggested reading level for the story. Clicking the title will open the story. The third box has all the standardized tests for that story grouped by objective.


-The Story

All the stories feature a hyperlink to a glossary that assists the students with word meaning as they read the story.

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-The Exam

After the students finish reading the story, any of the featured reading skills can be assessed by having the students take the standardized test. 

By clicking on the featured skill, the students open the standardized test. The students can be given a code for privacy, but it is important to include an e-mail address since the correct answers to the test will be sent to that address.

While taking the test, students can always refer back to the passage by clicking on the book icon on the left. The glossary feature is disabled while the students take the test to eliminate cheating.

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-The Results

After the student finishes and submits the exam, the results will immediately be displayed on the screen.

 

The student's name is displayed near the top along with the number of correct answers and the numeric grade. This  page also shows the incorrect answers that where chosen, but it does not show the students the correct answer. Instead, the student's can review the passage by clicking the book icon.

This screen should be printed and kept in the student's portfolio for further review. Because the tests are organized by objective, it will be easy to assess the student's strengths and weaknesses.

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-Extras

Bilingual Education Specialists understands that many schools do not have enough computers for their students to use at the same time. Our membership agreement has made allowances for the printing and reproduction of the stories and questions. All the stories feature a printable .pdf file at the end of the story that can be access and printed for all the participating students.

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English Math Section

The math section of our site contains standardized tests for all the major math objectives.

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The first column shows the objective number

The second column identifies the objective by name.
Clicking the objective will open the standardized test for that objective.

The third column will open the helpful strategies and printable student study notes

  -The Notes/Strategies

All the math objectives feature strategies and study notes.

In the note/strategy box, every math objective features helpful step-by-step instructions for the students to follow. They help the students to find the correct answer on the standardized test.

These notes can be printed and given to the students as study notes, or they can be projected onto a screen with the use of an overhead device and used as part of the instructional class.

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-The Exam

After the students go over the notes and strategies, their skills for the objective
can be assessed by having the students take the standardized test.

The student information boxes for the math tests are the same as those for the reading tests. Students can be given a code for privacy. Again, it is important to include an e-mail address since the correct answers to the test will be sent to that address.

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-The Results

After the student finishes and submits the exam, the results will immediately be displayed
on the screen.

The math results are in the same format as the reading results. The student's name is displayed near the top along with the number of correct answers and the numeric grade. Like the reading results, this  page also shows the incorrect answers that where chosen, but it does not show the student's the correct answer.

This screen should also be printed and kept in the student's portfolio for further review. Because the tests are organized by objective, it will be easy to assess the student strengths and weaknesses.

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-The Extras

In math, using Excel to track class performance is actually quite easy.

After the students take a test for any objective, the class average for that objective can be noted in an Excel cell and used to indicate objective strength for the class.

The sample Excel sheet on the right shows one example of how to keep track of class performance. The first column shows the objective tested while the second column shows the performance for Class A. In the example, the class average for place value was 92% and the whole class passed that test, the Excel sheet can show that there is a 92% probably* that 100% of the class will pass.  

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* This number is not a statistical probability but rather a measure of class strength for the objective.


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The writing section of our site contains standardized tests for sentence structure and writing mechanics.

-The Mini-lesson

The writing section features printable mini-lessons and study notes.

There are printable mini-lessons to help the students understand the skills that are needed to do well on these kinds of standardized tests.

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-The Exam

After the students go over the notes and strategies, their skills for the objective
can be assessed by having the students take the standardized test.

The writing section uses the same test format as reading and math. The students fill in the test information and answer the questions.

While taking the test, students can always refer back to the passage by clicking on the book icon on the left.

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-The Results

After the student finishes and submits the exam, the results will immediately be displayed
on the screen.

The writing results are in the same format as the reading and math results. The student's name is displayed near the top along with the number of correct answers and the numeric grade. Like the reading results, this  page also shows the incorrect answers that where chosen, but it does not show the correct answer to the student .

This screen should also be printed and kept in the student's portfolio for further review. 

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