Test Prep

We know how stressful testing season can be, so we’re here to help you and your students prepare. Here are five ways that we can help make test-prep season as painless as possible:

Write, Write, Write! | Build Geography Skills | Analyze Primary Sources | Cite Text Evidence | Assess Comprehension

1. Write, Write, Write!

Students can use our Argument Writing Toolkits and Informative Writing Toolkits to practice including text evidence in both types of essays. Some issues include Research Toolkits to guide students to choose a research path and final product.

3 junior scholastic toolkit skills sheets

2. Build Geography Skills

Our Map Skills Boot Camp is a complete curriculum of 13 lessons that teach foundational skills for reading many different types of maps. They're all available as interactive Google Forms activities that you can assign digitally.

Prepare students to respond to document-based questions with our Primary Sources text set. Most issues include at least one primary source Skill Builder—and more than 50 are available in our online archives! Just search for "primary source" in the search field at the top-right of any page.

junior scholastic primary sources text set

Bonus: Click here to check out the rest of our text sets—24 total!

4. Cite Text Evidence

Close-Reading Questions are a great opportunity for students to practice citing evidence and writing short responses. Every feature article has a set of Close-Reading Questions, which are now available as interactive Google Forms!

3 close-reading question skills sheets

Find sample responses to Close-Reading Questions in the lesson plan for each article.

5. Assess Comprehension

Did you know we model our multiple-choice questions after those we see on state tests? We include interactive quizzes with every issue of Junior Scholastic. You'll also find interactive activities with short-answer and constructed-response writing questions.

When you see the Interactive button on one of our activities, click it and you'll be prompted to make a copy of the quiz that you can assign in Google Classroom! You can even customize and edit the quizzes before assigning them.

example of a junior scholastic interactive quiz question

Students' responses will be captured and sent to you automatically. Multiple-choice questions are scored automatically, and you can review and grade the writing responses. You can view and print reports at the student- and class-level, or even on a question-by-question basis.

an example chart of student's answers