Reviews topics covered on the test, offers tips on test-taking strategies, and includes two full-length practice tests with answers and explanations.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP English Language & Composition Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including 2 full-length practice tests, thorough content reviews, access to our AP Connect online portal, and targeted strategies for every section of the exam. This eBook edition has been optimized for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. We don't have to tell you how tough it can be to prepare for the AP English Language & Composition Exam—or how important a stellar score on the test can be for your college applications. Written by Princeton Review experts who know their way around an essay, Cracking the AP English Language & Composition Exam arms you with: Techniques That Actually Work. • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score. • Focused review of key literary devices and rhetorical modes • Thorough coverage of the synthesis, rhetorical analysis, and argumentative essays • Access to AP Connect, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updates Practice That Takes You to Excellence. • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations and scoring worksheets • Pacing drills to help you maximize points • Sample student essays scored at different levels
REA's Crash Course for the AP® Calculus AB & BC Exams - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time 2nd Edition - Updated for the 2017 Exams Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® Calculus AB & BC exams yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the tests? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exams AND boost your score? If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® Calculus AB & BC is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP® Calculus AB & BC course description outline and actual AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exams, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Written by an experienced AP® Calculus instructor, the targeted review chapters prepare students for the test by only focusing on the topics tested on the AP® Calculus AB & BC exams. Our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in AP® Calculus AB & BC and covers functions, graphs, units, derivatives, integrals, and polynomial approximations and series. Expert Test-taking Strategies Our author shares detailed question-level strategies and explain the best way to answer AP® questions you'll find on the exams. By following this expert tips and advice, you can boost your overall point score! Take REA's Practice Exams After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exams (one online for both Calculus AB and Calculus BC) features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. Each exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP® exam, so you know you're studying the smart way. Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP® Calculus AB & BC student must have. When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP® Calculus AB & BC!
Barron's AP Chemistry
Author: Neil Jespersen, PH. D., Pamela Kerrigan
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Includes three diagnostic tests and three full-length practice exams that reflect the new AP Chemistry exam, all questions answered and explained, comprehensive subject review, test-taking tips, and more. Book can be purchased alone or with an optional CD-ROM featuring additional practice tests.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Biology Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including 2 full-length practice tests, thorough content reviews, access to our AP Connect Online Portal, and targeted strategies for every section of the exam. This eBook edition is optimized for on-screen learning with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. We don't have to tell you how tough AP Biology is—or how important a stellar score on the AP Exam can be to your chances of getting into a top college of your choice. Written by Princeton Review experts who know their way around Bio, Cracking the AP Biology Exam will give you: Techniques That Actually Work. • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score. • Comprehensive content review for all test topics • Up-to-date information on the 2017 AP Biology Exam • Engaging activities to help you critically assess your progress • Access to AP Connect, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updates Practice Your Way to Excellence. • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • Practice drills at the end of each content chapter • Lists of key terms in every content chapter to help focus your studying
Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards
Author: National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Science Education, Board on Testing and Assessment, Committee on Developing Assessments of Science Proficiency in K-12
Publisher: National Academies Press
Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards develops an approach to science assessment to meet the vision of science education for the future as it has been elaborated in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These documents are brand new and the changes they call for are barely under way, but the new assessments will be needed as soon as states and districts begin the process of implementing the NGSS and changing their approach to science education. The new Framework and the NGSS are designed to guide educators in significantly altering the way K-12 science is taught. The Framework is aimed at making science education more closely resemble the way scientists actually work and think, and making instruction reflect research on learning that demonstrates the importance of building coherent understandings over time. It structures science education around three dimensions - the practices through which scientists and engineers do their work, the key crosscutting concepts that cut across disciplines, and the core ideas of the disciplines - and argues that they should be interwoven in every aspect of science education, building in sophistication as students progress through grades K-12. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards recommends strategies for developing assessments that yield valid measures of student proficiency in science as described in the new Framework. This report reviews recent and current work in science assessment to determine which aspects of the Framework's vision can be assessed with available techniques and what additional research and development will be needed to support an assessment system that fully meets that vision. The report offers a systems approach to science assessment, in which a range of assessment strategies are designed to answer different kinds of questions with appropriate degrees of specificity and provide results that complement one another. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards makes the case that a science assessment system that meets the Framework's vision should consist of assessments designed to support classroom instruction, assessments designed to monitor science learning on a broader scale, and indicators designed to track opportunity to learn. New standards for science education make clear that new modes of assessment designed to measure the integrated learning they promote are essential. The recommendations of this report will be key to making sure that the dramatic changes in curriculum and instruction signaled by Framework and the NGSS reduce inequities in science education and raise the level of science education for all students.
Author: Committee on Appropriate Test Use, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Testing and Assessment
Publisher: National Academies Press
Everyone is in favor of "high education standards" and "fair testing" of student achievement, but there is little agreement as to what these terms actually mean. High Stakes looks at how testing affects critical decisions for American students. As more and more tests are introduced into the country's schools, it becomes increasingly important to know how those tests are used--and misused--in assessing children's performance and achievements. High Stakes focuses on how testing is used in schools to make decisions about tracking and placement, promotion and retention, and awarding or withholding high school diplomas. This book sorts out the controversies that emerge when a test score can open or close gates on a student's educational pathway. The expert panel: Proposes how to judge the appropriateness of a test. Explores how to make tests reliable, valid, and fair. Puts forward strategies and practices to promote proper test use. Recommends how decisionmakers in education should--and should not--use test results. The book discusses common misuses of testing, their political and social context, what happens when test issues are taken to court, special student populations, social promotion, and more. High Stakes will be of interest to anyone concerned about the long-term implications for individual students of picking up that Number 2 pencil: policymakers, education administrators, test designers, teachers, and parents.
Score higher with this new edition of the bestselling AP Biology test-prep book Revised to even better reflect the AP Biology exam, this AP Biology test-prep guide includes updated content tailored to the exam, administered every May. Features of the guide focus on what AP Biology test-takers need to score high on the exam: Reviews of all subject areas In-depth coverage of the all-important laboratory investigations Two full-length model practice AP Biology exams Every review chapter includes review questions and answers to pinpoint problem areas.
Practical Language Testing equips you with the skills, knowledge and principles necessary to understand and construct language tests. This intensely practical book gives guidelines on the design of assessments within the classroom, and provides the necessary tools to analyse and improve assessments, as well as deal with alignment to externally imposed standards. Testing is situated both within the classroom and within the larger social context, and readers are provided the knowledge necessary to make realistic and fair decisions about the use and implementation of tests. The book explains the normative role of large scale testing and provides alternatives that the reader can adapt to their own context. This fulfils the dual purpose of providing the reader with the knowledge they need to prepare learners for tests, and the practical skills for using assessment for learning. Practical Language Testing is the ideal introduction for students of applied linguistics, TESOL and modern foreign language teaching as well as practicing teachers required to design or implement language testing programmes. The book is supported by frequently updated online resources at http://languagetesting.info/ including sets of scenarios providing resources to study aviation English assessment, call centre assessment, military language assessment, and medical language assessment. The materials can be used to structure debates and seminars, with pre-reading and video activities. Practical Language Testing was commended as a 2012 runner-up of the prestigious SAGE/ILTA Award for Best Book on Language Testing.
AP Chemistry For Dummies
Author: Peter J. Mikulecky, Michelle Rose Gilman, Kate Brutlag
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Gearing up for the AP Chemistry exam? AP Chemistry For Dummies is packed with all the resources and help you need to do your very best. This AP Chemistry study guide gives you winning test-taking tips, multiple-choice strategies, and topic guidelines, as well as great advice on optimizing your study time and hitting the top of your game on test day. This user-friendly guide helps you prepare without perspiration by developing a pre-test plan, organizing your study time, and getting the most out or your AP course. You’ll get help understanding atomic structure and bonding, grasping atomic geometry, understanding how colliding particles produce states, and much more. Two full-length practice exams help you build your confidence, get comfortable with test formats, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and focus your studies. Discover how to Create and follow a pretest plan Understand everything you must know about the exam Develop a multiple-choice strategy Figure out displacement, combustion, and acid-base reactions Get familiar with stoichiometry Describe patterns and predict properties Get a handle on organic chemistry nomenclature Know your way around laboratory concepts, tasks, equipment, and safety Analyze laboratory data Use practice exams to maximize your score AP Chemistry For Dummies gives you the support, confidence, and test-taking know-how you need to demonstrate your ability when it matters most.
Presents sample questions and answers for nine full-length SAT practice tests.
The powerful tools in this invaluable resource equip students with the skills to write successful entrance essays for top-notch universities. The strengths and weaknesses of 50 application compositions from Ivy League schools, as well as Caltech, Duke, MIT, Stanford, and University of Chicago, are analyzed in detail, highlighting techniques to emulate and mistakes to avoid. College admission officers from some of these schools provide informative strategies and inside information on their writing assessment criteria. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics, developing stories, editing drafts, and applying finishing touches. Acknowledging that the written portion of the process is one of the most important factors for admission into highly selective schools, this helpful guidebook offers sage advice and inspiration to keep applicants on the right track.
Cracking the GRE
Author: Karen Lurie, Magda Pecsenye, Princeton Review (Firm), Adam Robinson
Publisher: Princeton Review
Containing two full-length practice exams while providing free access to two additional online exams, a reference for aspiring graduate students outlines key strategies for mastering the verbal, math and essay sections while sharing additional coverage of the Enter a Number and Text Completion question types. Original.