How to Pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

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The subjects vary according to the grade, however math and reading are always a part of the test. The various sections of the test all have multiple-choice questions while the reading and ELA test for high school students have a section requiring short answers. There is also a composition to be written under the English/language arts (ELA) and writing section. High school students in grade nine and eleven are permitted to use a dictionary and/or thesaurus while students taking high school science and math are allowed to use calculators and formula charts. A test score of 2100 is required to make minimum pass level while a score of 2400 earns a student a “Commended” status.

The TAKS test are not timed and students are allowed as much time as they require. The grading system employed by TAKS administrators is unique. Multiple-choice sections are scored and graded by computer. Graders in Austin, Albuquerque and Dallas score essays and other sections requiring short written answers. Graders used are not necessary all teachers but are mandated to have at least a bachelor’s degree and preferably some educational experience.

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Mathematics Questions. Math questions help!

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Reading Comprehension. Follow some simple rules and you can ACE the reading comp section.

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TAKS Practice Test Questions

Practice Reading Comprehension Questions - (includes Main Idea and Making Inferences)
Practice Math Questions (General)
Basic Math II (Percentage, Fractions Decimals exponents, simple algebra, parentheses removal etc.)
Exponents (Adding, subtracting and multiplying exponents and exponent fractions)

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