Regardless of how I feel about testing, I can't ignore the fact that in about a month my students will have to take their first high-stakes test. In GA, my students are tested in reading, language arts, math, social studies, and science-talk about a fun week. I am extremely fortunate to work in a district that does not require or even support "teaching to the test". We're almost on the opposite end of the spectrum, which does make it a little difficult during this time of year, because this is all so new for my students. I do try to sprinkle in a little practice throughout the year, so my students aren't overwhelmed.
As many of you know, I've become a fan of math work stations this year, and I've created a few new things to help incorporate test prep into my work stations. I now have three different sets of math test prep task cards to add to my work station activities. Each set of task cards reviews 4 different subjects with 24 task cards for each subject (a total of 96 cards for each set). You can download a portion of my Test Prep 3 cards here!
Test Prep 1 (place value, addition & subtraction, rounding & estimation, properties of addition)
Test Prep 2 (representing multiplication & division, properties of multiplication, multiplication & division word problems, fact families)
Test Prep 3 (fractions & decimals, geometry, measurement, algebra)