Terra Nova

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  1. sizzla_222

    sizzla_222 Companion

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    Do any of your schools use Terra Nova testing? If so do you know where I can find test prep materials for 3rd grade?
    I am preparing for my first year teaching 3rd grade next year. Our school has very good test scores and I don't want to be the teacher that has low test scores haha.
     
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  3. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    :haha: I thought this thread was going to be about the dinosaur show on TV.
     
  4. sizzla_222

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    lol sorry caesar
     
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    Yes, we use TN, but no, we don't use any test prep materials. To be blunt, the school year IS our test prep. If you've prepared well, and covered the material, your students will be ready.

    That's not to say you shouldn't teach your kids HOW to take a test-eliminating nonsense answers, reading questions before passages, etc. But personally, I think schools spend WAY too much time reviewing stuff that needs to be taught thoroughly. And reviewed throughout the year, using a method like LtoJ or something similar.
     
  6. sizzla_222

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    Just found out we might be switching to Ohio Achievement Test anyway lol

    Kcjo13 i understand what you mean by the school year being your test prep.
     
  7. leighbball

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    I'm giving it this week in 2nd grade. We have a few things that we use to teach the kids how to do a standardized test because its their first ever...but like kc said, its all about teaching the material thoroughly and reviewing as needed.
     
  8. HeatherY

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    DODDS uses it. I think there might be stuff on the DODDS site.
     
  9. Missy

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    If you work in a public school in Ohio, the OAA is what matters. Terra Nova is not aligned with our curriculum. My district quit giving the TN except to second grade.
     

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