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A.P. Biology

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Great news, everyone: Advanced Placement Biology is now available to all of our subscribers. If you are interested in purchasing or would like a FREE trial, just email or call us!

Most Recent Test Reviews

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

We have many new reviews for subjects across the curriculum in many states.

Alabama Elementary School

  • 5th Grade Social Studies

Alabama Middle School

  • 6th Grade Social Studies
  • 6th Grade Science
  • 7th Grade Geography
  • 7th Grade Civics
  • 8th Grade Science

Colorado Elementary School

  • 3rd Grade ELA
  • 3rd Grade Math
  • 4th Grade ELA
  • 4th Grade Math
  • 5th Grade ELA
  • 5th Grade Math

Colorado Middle School

  • 6th Grade ELA
  • 6th Grade Math
  • 7th Grade ELA
  • 7th Grade Math
  • 8th Grade ELA
  • 8th Grade Math


Indiana Middle School

  • 6th Grade Social Studies
  • 8th Grade Social Studies

Maryland Middle School

  • Science MSA

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AP Calculus AB

Monday, October 6th, 2014

We are happy to announce the completion of our review for AP Calculus AB. If you are interested in ordering this product or if you would like a FREE trail, please do not hesitate to email or call us.

Also, we have more AP reviews coming very, very soon….

New Reviews for September!

Friday, September 12th, 2014

We may be a few weeks into the beginning of a new school year, but that doesn’t meant that we’re through developing new and helpful reviews.  Check out these new offerings! Alabama High School

  • Pre-Calculus
  • Algebra II w/Trigonometry

Georgia High School

  • Calculus
  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Advanced Math Decision Making
  • Advanced Comp.

Illinois High School

  • Algebra II (NILS)
  • Math III (NILS)

North Carolina High School

  • English I (CCSS)
  • English III (CCSS)
  • English IV (CCSS)
  • Physical Science (NCES)

Pennsylvania Middle School

  • Grade 6 Math PSSA
  • Grade 7 Math PSSA
  • Grade 8 Math PSSA

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Maryland Updates

Friday, June 6th, 2014

More new arrivals at USATestprep!

We’re happy to announce two new reviews for Maryland’s High Schools. We now offer reviews for the updated Algebra/Data Analysis HSA standards and for the updated English HSA standards. If you are interested in subscribing or if you would like a free trial, please do not hesitate to email or call us.

New Florida Elementary Reviews

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Yesterday we unveiled new reviews for Florida Middle School. Well, now its Elementary’s turn!

We are happy to announce six new reviews for Florida Elementary Schools. We now offer LAFS for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Language Arts, as well as for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Mathematics. These, too, replace the FCAT 2.0 reviews. If you are interested in subscribing to any or all of these or if you would like a free 7 day trial, please do not hesitate to email or call us.

New Florida Middle School Reviews

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

USATestprep is happy to announce six new reviews for Florida’s Middle Schools. We now offer LAFS for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Language Arts, as well as for  6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Mathematics. These replace the FCAT 2.0 reviews. If you are interested in subscribing or would like a free 7 day trial, please do not hesitate to email or call us.

AP US History

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Its almost time for AP testing, but we’ve got you covered.

AP US History review is available from USATestprep. We offer a review database of over 1,700 questions, as well as 4 practice tests with 4 sets of Free Response Questions. If you’re interested in subscribing, or just have questions, be sure to call or email us for more information. We’re happy to help!

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Testing Tips

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Each year around “testing season”,  we offer some basic- but tried and true- advice on taking tests.  We post these daily on Facebook in April, but we thought we’d share them in their entirety here. Feel free to share and to offer some tips of your own.

  •  Don’t cram. It sounds painful and it can be counter-productive. Instead, review plenty in the days and weeks before the test. Depending on when you read this and when you test is scheduled, that may not be possible. If that’s the case, do the best you can, but remember about the cramming….
  • Get plenty of sleep the night before. Get to bed in order to ensure that you get 8 hours of restful sleep prior to going into the test. It would also help to exercise the evening before to get some of the stress out of your system.
  • Eat a good breakfast. This does NOT mean lots of sugar, donuts, candy bars, etc. It does mean something that is packed with protein.
  • Drink plenty of water. This is really something you need to do for a few days leading up to the event. On a similar note…
  • Avoid having too much caffeine. Having a few large coffees before the test is a bad idea, and not just because of having to ask for a bathroom break during the exam. Having the caffeine jitters can distract your focus and lead to a poorer performance than you normally would experience.
  • Go to the bathroom before you walk in the testing room. ‘Nuff said.
  • Dress in layers. Ok, not the MOST important tip, but if you are too hot or too cold during the test you will be distracted. Having a sweater to put on or a t-shirt to strip down to will help regulate your body temperature. Besides, testing environments are typically on the cool side.
  • Bring plenty of writing implements. 2 sharpened pencils and 2 pens? That should do, but have a few others just to be safe. Don’t forget your erasers, too.

 

And as for actually TAKING the test:

  • Read your instructions carefully. If you have any questions about the directions, ask the testing proctor.
  • Make notes only in places allowable (scratch paper, for example). The directions will tell you where.
  • Carefully read each question and every answer choice. Make sure you know what the question IS asking, not what you THINK it is asking.
  • Don’t spend too much time on one question. If you are taking a while to answer one question, skip it and make a note of which question it was so you can come back to it. MAKE SURE you skip that space on your answer sheet.
  • If you finish early, don’t just put your head down. Go back and make sure you answered each question as you intended, and that you did not mislabel your answers (such as being off by one).

 

GOOD LUCK!

VA SOL Updates

Monday, October 29th, 2012

USATestprep is happy to announce the release our updated reviews  for VA SOL Earth Science and Chemistry. These both reflect the 2012 standards. If you already subscribe to the previous versions, you automatically receive the new versions free of charge.

If you don’t currently subscribe to either but would like a free trial, just email or call us.

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