USATestprep not only has a database of over 40,000 multiple choice questions. We also have many Free Response questions for High School English, Math, and many Science subjects.
To find these, look on your Test Subject page, in the Online Resources category. If your subject has them, they will be here:
When you click the link, you will see the Free Response topics we have within that test, sorted by your state standards. Clicking the symbol will expand those standards and reveal all of the topics we have. From here you can 1) Print a copy to hand to students to complete manually, 2) View and print an answer key, and 3) Assign the topic to your students to be completed online.
If you choose the Assign the topic, you will be taken through the Assignment process, just like you would if you were creating an Assignment from the Teacher Home Page. Be sure, in Step 2- Choose Assignmentâ€- to specify a point value at the bottom of the page. You can toggle the points from 1 to 100 by clicking the pull-down option.
The assignment will show up on your studentsâ€™ Home page, ready for completion. After it has been completed, you will be able to access it and grade it via the Assignments tab on your Home page.
The Free Response option will allow you to test your studentsâ€™ knowledge outside of the standard multiple choice arena. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
From time to time we all need a little assistance. If you ever need help using USATestprep, youâ€™ve got lots of options, and they can also be found on your Teacher Home page.
1. We have dozens of brief How-To Videos on the site. These look at specific tools and tasks found on the site, and are meant to instruct you quickly and easily.
2. Just below that is a Teacherâ€™s Manual that you can download and, if needed, print.
3. You can also click the Training link to look at our other options for helping your faculty use USATestprep.
Here, you will find many different opportunities for our staff to instruct you and your fellow teachers about the tools on USATestprep. From webinars to onsite training, weâ€™ve got you covered.
And, of course, you can email or call us. Weâ€™ll help you out!
Do you have a website for your students? If so, you can put our Question of the Day (QOTD) and Vocabulary of the Day (VOTD) on your site.
If you need help with this, just give us a call. Weâ€™re happy to help.
Its almost that time again: time for basketball tournaments to dominate the sporting headlines around the country. You can capitalize on that excitement by having your own tournament with our original two player game, Smackdown. You can find it under the Games tab on either the Teacher or Student site in each test subject.
But you can also print out tournament-style brackets to make the game even more interesting. You can find this on your Teacher Home page. Just look for “Tournament Brackets” on the right in yellow box.
A pdf file will open up with tournament brackets for 4, 8, 16, and 32 players.
Bring out the competitive side of your students by using Smackdown and these brackets not just in March but all year long!
You might decide to change your password during the year. Or maybe your school has changed email nomenclature and you need to revise your email address with us. This is a very easy task that you can handle quickly.
Just look for the Edit Account link under your avatar on your Home page.
Then, make any of the necessary changes. Be SURE to click the green Save Changes button when you’re through.
See: we told you that was easy!
If you ever have a problem getting onto or using USATestprep know that there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot.
If we are aware of issues on our end we will send out notifications about the situation, either through the Message system on your Home page or through an email. But usually the issue lies on the user’s end. Here are some common occurrences.
Perhaps you experience a processing delay in which scores or submitted data does not seem to go through. This could be an issue of your school’s network, or firewall. If you believe this to be the case, please call or email us. We can send you or your I.T. department information that you can use to make sure our information can pass through the firewall safely and securely.
Videos or Games Won’t Play
- If this is on a school computer, check with the IT department before doing anything.
- Make sure you have updated your web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc.) to the latest version.
- Check that you have the latest version of Adobe Flash on the computer. http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Of course, if you need to call or email us we’re happy to assist you. It would also be helpful to know what browser- and version- you are using.
Every Monday morning, USATestprep’s Facebook page contains “Today’s Milestone.” We highlight an anniversary or event in history that is relevant to what students study in school.
Of course, sometimes they represent a fact that is just plain awesome, such as the unveiling of Kermit the Frog on Washington, DC, television in 1955. Regardless, we’ve received feedback from teachers who use “Today’s Milestone” as a bonus question or icebreaker in class.
So if you haven’t checked us out on Facebook, click here. If you have, see you Monday!
The Manage Class section on the Teacher Home Page contains some valuable tools you may want to utilize.
To find it, just click on the Classes tab to display all classes you have already created. Then, choose the green Manage Class button on the right.
You can then access a great amount of information about that class. You can 1) change the name of the class, 2) edit the test subjects associated with that class, 3) Add/Remove Students, 4) print out password cards for each student in that class, and 5) look at the Progress, Gradebook, Students, and Class Results associated with that class.
The Progress tab allows you to see how that class is doing with the content they are required to master. You can choose the appropriate test subject, click “Go,” and quickly see how the class is doing. Note that Progress statistics are solely based on specific activities such as Benchmark Tests, Objective Tests, and Full Test results, not practice activities or games.
And then there is the Results tab. This, much like the Student Results tab on the Teacher Home Page, gives you access to everything your students have done on the site. These results are also sortable, exportable, and clickable. Click “View” to see detailed results of a student’s performance on a specific assignment.
All of these should allow you to keep tabs on the performance of your students in a complete and easy manner. As always, lets us know if you have any questions.
This probably never happens to you- just to other teachers- but sometimes a student may forget his or her password. Any teacher can help a student if this happens.
From your Home page, look for the “Student Password Search” link.
Next, simply type in the student’s name. It could be the student’s first nameâ€¦
â€¦ or their last name.
When you find the name, click the Search button. You will then see the Username and Password for the student you selected. You can even print a password card for them.
This should help calm nerves- theirs AND yours- should a student panic over a forgotten password.
When your students do work for you on USATestprep, you can always find their results under the “Student Results” tab on your Home page.
Or can you?
What if you get a notification that there are no results?
The system automatically loads the first 10 results over the last week, so if it has been more than seven days since students have completed work for you on the site you will not see anything. Just click, “See More Results” for searching options.
You can search for results in a myriad of way: by student, class, activity, test, current or archived, and- perhaps most importantly- by date. You can choose a predetermined time frame- last month, 3 months, etc- or within a specific date range. Once you have made your choice, click the “Go” button.
You will then see the results for the students/activities/date range you have chosen. Still don’t see the result you’re looking for? Note that at the bottom of the results you can see how many result pages there are. You can change the number of results you see per page, as well. And if you want to manipulate them furtherâ€¦
Clicking the heading of any column will sort the results by that category. Of course, you can View assignment results and Archive ones that are old and you want hidden from view. (Don’t worry: you’ll still have access to them.) At the bottom of the results are two more options. You can choose to have all results sent to you in a nightly email simply by clicking the box to the left of that option. And you can also download Student Results by clicking the blue “Export to Excel” button.
These options should help you keep a better track of your students’ performance in your classes. Let us know if you have any suggestions or comments.