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## What You Need To Know About The AIMS Test

September 23, 2012

## Essentials Of The New STAAR Tests

September 20, 2012

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is a series of standardized exams used by Texas public schools students to assess students’ academic abilities.  The STAAR test is based on state standards which provide a framework for the material students should be learning in the classroom each year.  The exam measures the academic achievement and learning – in other words, to evaluate how well students are meeting Texas’ grade-level expectations.  Public school students are not the only ones required to take the STAAR assessment.  Any charter school, private school, or homeschooling that co... Read More About Essentials Of The New STAAR Tests

## How To Prep For The ACT English Section

September 18, 2012

ACT English: 75 questions in 45 minutes First off: don’t panic.  You don’t have to memorize every last bit of English grammar in the world.  That would take far too long and be confusing in the long run.  Rather, break down your knowledge in several sections and strategies that will help you score the best you can.  Punctuation  -        Semi-colons: Used like periods in that they separate two complete sentences.  The only catch is that these sentences should be related to each other.  The most important part here is that there must be a complete sentence on e... Read More About How To Prep For The ACT English Section

## How To Prep For The ACT Math Section

September 16, 2012

ACT MATH: 60 questions in 60 minutes The best approach to the math section of the ACT is to break down the various questions into categories.  That way the page doesn’t look like a mish-mash of numbers but rather: two geometry problems, an algebra problem, and a graphing problem.  You need to know several main categories and memorizing a couple of formulas will help down the home stretch. Basics: Know how to determine the average of something and how to find percentages.  Know how to add and multiply fractions and how to work exponents. Algebra: This covers questions with “x” and “y” in it. ... Read More About How To Prep For The ACT Math Section

## How To Prep For The ACT Science Section

September 10, 2012

ACT Science: 40 questions, 35 minutesA lot of students worry about the science section of the test because they don’t feel very comfortable with science classes.  Good news!  You do not have to memorize any formulas from biology, chemistry, physics, or any other science class.  Almost every last piece of information you need to know for this section can be found in the graphs and charts provided for each passage.  There are three types of passages in the science section:  Charts and Graphs  These passages will have very little writing and feature large or multiple charts and/or graphs.  For these se... Read More About How To Prep For The ACT Science Section

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