Resources for Test Preparation
Regents Exams & SAT Preparation:
The following sites are resources that students can use to prepare for the Regents exam. They are also powerful resources during the school year to reinforce learning.
Regents Prep from Oswego CSD: The goal of this nonprofit site is to help high school students meet the New York State Regents requirements in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Khan Academy: The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. Content areas include math, science, finance and economics, humanities and SAT prep. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
SAT Prep: WCSD Community Education offers a variety of study skills and test prep classes including SAT Prep throughout the year. Community Education is currently offering SAT Prep, but exploring options for PSAT and ACT prep this fall. Current classes are listed on the website above in the "academic" topic area.
Guidelines for Test Preparation
New York State has provided a resource for parents regarding the Grades 3-8 New York State Assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. This resource can be found at www.nysparents.com. To go directly to the test information on the site click here.
What can you do to help prepare your student?
Before the test:
Encourage positive talk and problem solving strategies. Examples include:
Teachers will be preparing students by teaching concepts and strategies all year, assessing student progress, and teaching "test-wiseness". Research suggests that practicing test questions is most effective 7-10 days prior to the test. It also suggests the students who reach their highest potential are "test-wise".
What does test-wise look like?
From Classroom Assessment for Learning, Stiggens, Arter, Chappius, & Chappius
To learn more about the Webster Central School District profile which includes NYS testing information, click here.