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Amend Psychological Services, PSC (Lexington, KY)

Amend Psychological Services provides comprehensive psychological services including assessment and evaluation, consultations, counseling, and therapy for children, adolescents, and their families. Populations served in our practice include: students with LD, ADHD, or other learning and behavior difficulties; gifted/talented students; special needs students; twice exceptional learners; children experiencing life adjustments associated with divorce, grief and loss, and other family transitions; and, children with chronic illness or chronic pain such as migraines.

Organizations: National

ACT, Inc. (Iowa City, IA)

ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides more than a hundred assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development. Though designed to meet a wide array of needs, all ACT programs and services have one guiding purpose: to help people achieve education and career goals by providing information for life's transitions.

Advanced Placement Program - The College Board

This site provides comprehensive information about AP exams and courses, including participation, AP preparation, exam information, subject areas and FAQs.

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements

The Buros Institute for Mental Measurements publishes the most comprehensive listing of test information in the field of measurement. The site provides online access to more than 2,000 test reviews. It also provides audit and accreditation sevices, psychometric research, consultation, workshops and contractual oversight.

Sylvan Learning Center

Sylvan Learning Center creates confident, independent students by discovering and targeting the causes of academic frustrations. Using the results of a comprehensive Skills Assessment, they create a personalized curriculum that addresses and eliminates underlying issues. Through positive reinforcement and their unique instructional method known as Mastery Learning, they ensure that each student achieves success. What's more, academic success translates into improved confidence and enthusiasm for learning — qualities that help students well beyond their years in school.

The College Board

The College Board is a national nonprofit membership association whose mission is to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 4,300 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations.

Organizations: State

California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) (CA)

Students who pass the CHSPE can earn the legal equivalent of a high school diploma. The CHSPE consists of two sections: an English-language Arts section and a Mathematics section. If students pass both sections of the CHSPE, the California State Board of Education will award a Certificate of Proficiency, which by state law is equivalent to a high school diploma (although not equivalent to completing all coursework required for regular graduation from high school).

Printed Materials: Books

Ace the SAT Math: Success Strategies for the Perfect Score

Written by Dan Celenti, Ph.D., this book covers arithmetic concepts such as integers, factors, proportions, and permutations; algebra; geometry; and additional topics such as probability and weighted average, offering students an in-depth look at the types of problems found on the test. In addition to the problem-solving experience and exposure to a wide range of math topics and degrees of difficulty, this holistic approach allows the students to get a glimpse into the "real thing" and experience the impact of time constraints on their performance.

Advanced Placement Programs and Gifted Students (The Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education)

One of the predominant service delivery options for secondary gifted students in America's high schools for the past two decades has been the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Written by Elisaa F. Brown, Ph.D., the book addresses misconceptions about AP courses, the benefits of AP courses for gifted learners, suggested core and targeted teaching strategies for differentiation within AP courses, and supporting and impeding structures for implementing and sustaining a coherent AP program within a high school program of studies.

Finding Your Way through the Maze of College Prep Tests: A Guide to APs and SAT Subject Tests with Tips for Homeschoolers and Accelerated Learners

Written by the parent of a gifted student, this book is filled with information that parents and students may find helpful when making decisions about pre-college planning and testing. The following questions are addressed. Are you a high school student trying to decide on college prep courses? Are you a parent wondering about APs and how they affect your student's high school and college plans? Are you homeschooling through high school and need resources for tackling college prep work and the details about how to register for testing? This reference will guide you through the ins and outs of AP exams and SAT Subject Tests, including answers to: Are there special rules for homeschoolers or pre-high school students?

Math Shortcuts to the SAT

This workbook offers 34 specific math shortcuts & strategies to the SAT and PSAT. (SAT is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which is not associated with this product.)

McGraw-Hill/Steck-Vaughn Test Prep Books Grades 1-8

This series of Test Prep books are the first program ever developed to help students become more familiar with the test-taking experience. The lessons in the books were created after an analysis of five of the most popular achievement tests. The content reflects the types of material that students will encounter when testing.

Parent's Guide to Standardized Tests for Grades 3-5

Parent's Guide to Standardized Tests for Grades 3-5 is a complete guide to understanding tests and preparing your child for a successful test-taking experience. The book provides an overview of standardized tests, practical home activities to reinforce math and verbal skills, effective test-taking strategies, and a list of state test websites.

Perfect 800 - SAT Math: Advanced Strategies for Top Students

Perfect 800: SAT Math gives advanced students the tools needed to master the SAT math test. Covering areas including arithmetic concepts, algebra, geometry, and additional topics such as probability and weighted average, the book offers exposure to a wide range of degrees of difficulty in a holistic approach that allows students to experience the “real thing,” including the impact of time constraints on their performance.

SAT Vocabulary Express: Word Puzzles Designed to Decode the New SAT

This book by Jacqueline Byrne and Michael Ashley includes all kinds of puzzles: crosswords, anagrams, acrostics, cryptograms and more. In a crossword puzzle built around common SAT wrods, you must think of all the possible words for a definition or clue and try to come up with a word that will fit in the given blanks, rejecting the longer and shorter possibilities and homing in on the correct lenght answer.

The Case Against Standardized Testing: Raising the Scores, Ruining the Schools

Alfie Kohn has been described as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores." In this book, his central message is that standardized tests are "not a force of nature but a force of politics...and can be questioned, challenged and ultimately reversed."

The RocketReview Revolution: The Ultimate Guide to the New SAT

RocketReview is an online software program that uses artificial intelligence to predict exactly how actual SAT readers would grade an essay. It also provides customized suggestions on how to improve scores. This CD-ROM also features animated demonstrations of every major SAT technique. Readers will learn the most advanced SAT techniques ever created, many of which have never before been revealed to the general public.

THEA Practice Tests

The THEA Test is designed to provide information about reading, mathematics, and writing skills of students entering public colleges, universities, and educator preparation programs in public and private institutions. THEA has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for use by Texas institutions of higher education as an assessment instrument for entering students. THEA provides the diagnostic data required by this legislation.

Up Your Score 2001-2002: The Underground Guide to the SAT

This book is an excellent resource for any student preparing for the SAT. It has a lot of verbal tips, math tips and rules, but does not include many practice problems.

Printed Materials: Online Documents

College admissions and the SAT: A personal perspective

The intent in this paper is to offer a personal perspective on the events that led to a major change in the SAT college admissions test. The new test will be in place for all students --nationwide--who must take the SAT as part of the admissions process for the college class entering in the fall of 2006. Hopefully, this account will be useful to those trying to change policies and practices deeply entrenched in our society.

Schools & Programs: College Affiliated

Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) (Evanston, IL)

NUMATS serves students in grades 3 through 9 in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, North Dakota and South Dakota. Through above-grade-level testing, NUMATS accurately identifies student ability; matches high-achieving students with appropriately challenging programs and resources, and serves as a gateway to programs and resources for gifted students both at Northwestern University as well as nation-wide. NUMATS also provides support to the parents and educators of academically talented students.

Websites & Other Media: Commercial

FunEducation

This achievement test service provides study materials and diagnostic assessments to assist homeschooling parents with testing requirements.

Kaplan Online Test Preparation Courses

This distance learning program offers students help in preparing for a range of tests from elementary school through graduate school. Available online and as a CD-ROM curriculum, courses use sample tests and teach test-taking techniques for improving standardized test scores.

Membean

This company provides web based tools to help students excel at tests. They aim to bring evidence based, well researched instruction techniques out of learning labs and into everyday use.

Physics Prep

This website is designed to offer affordable interactive AP Physics test preparation courses designed to maximize student learning.

Pro-Ed Online

Pro-Ed, Inc. is a leading publisher of nationally standardized tests, resource and reference texts, curricular and therapy materials, and professional journals.

Test Prep Preview

This website offers a variety of Free practice tests for many of the stardardized tests that a child may have to take. A few of the practice tests available are: ACT, SAT, LSAT, PSAT, Admission tests, and much more.

Varsity Tutors - Free Practice Tests

This website provides a comprehensive suite of completely free practice tests, flashcards, and questions of the day for standardized tests and academic subjects of all levels.

Websites & Other Media: Informational

ACT Assessment - Act, Inc.

The ACT® test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.

American College Test (ACT)

The ACT Assessment is a national college admission test with tests in English, Math, Reading and Science Reasoning. ACT results are accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and universities. Abilities Tested: Academic Achievement: The ACT " measures the knowledge, understanding, and skills that you have acquired."

AP Central - The College Board

AP Central is the official online home for anyone interested in or involved with the Pre-AP or AP Programs®.

California Achievement Test (CAT-5)

The California Achievement Test (C.A.T./5)® is an excellent test for homeschools. The latest edition covers subjects normally taught in public and private schools nationwide, i.e. reading, language, spelling, mathematics, science and social studies. Abilities Tested: Academic Achievement

CTP4 (ERB Achievement Testing) - Educational Records Bureau

CTP 4 is a rigorous test battery designed to collect basic information about student achievement. Data are organized to answer the important questions of teachers, administrators, and parents about student performance in key areas of school achievement.

Differential Ability Scales (DAS)

Get more in-depth information with a single, child-friendly battery that assesses the multidimensional nature of abilities in children and adolescents. With attractive, colorful materials designed to hold attention, this test yields overall cognitive ability and achievement scores and provides a reliable measure of specific abilities. Abilities Tested: Overall Cognitive Ability, Specific Abilities, Achievement

EXPLORE - ACT, Inc.

Developed for 8th graders, it allows students to demonstrate their proficiency through a sufficient number of higher-levels items. Many regional talent searches offer EXPLORE testing in math and other subject areas. Abilities Tested: Academic Achievement: "serves as a baseline to monitor academic progress."

Grants and Contracts at ed.gov - U.S. Department of Education

Grant opportunities from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) can be researched and applied for via this website. Application deadlines do apply. Applicable regulations, priorities and other information are available in the Federal Register notice.

Internet4Classrooms - Printable Assessments for K-8

This website offers printable assessment tests for multiple grade levels.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) Forms A, B and C

The ITBS provides educators diagnostic data that can drive remediation and better preparation for other assessments. This test highlights the most important information for parents, teachers, and administrators through Snapshot reports.

Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED)

The Iowa Statewide Testing Program is a voluntary, nonprofit program for Iowa schools provided by the College of Education of The University of Iowa. ITED is used in grades 9-12 and schools subscribe to a comprehensive program of services: ITED test materials, scoring and reporting services and consultation.

Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (K-TEA)

Measures school achievement. Administered individually for grades 1-12. Abilities Tested: Academic Achievement

Metropolitan 8 (Metropolitan Achievement Test)

Combining real-world content and design with cutting-edge reporting information that provides educators and parents with action strategies, the Metropolitan Achievement Tests®, Eighth Edition (METROPOLITAN8) is the smartest choice for all children. METROPOLITAN8 considers the need to test a broad range of students from kindergarten through grade 12. Abilities Tested: Academic Achievement

National Spanish Examinations (NSE)

The National Spanish Examination is an online standardized assessment tool given throughout the United States. It measures vocabulary and grammar, listening comprehension and reading comprehension.

Number2.com

This website offers free test preparation tutorials for the ACT, SAT, and GRE, as well as a vocabulary builder, information on picking a college, and some financial aid resources. Number2.com is familiar with the kinds of problems and questions students often have and has done research to test out which programs work best and why. Number2.com was created by University professors and graduate students with years of experience in the area of test preparation.

Peabody Individual Achievement Test - Revised (PIAT-R)

PIAT-R is an efficient individual measure of academic achievement. Reading, math and spelling are assessed in a simple, nonthreatening format that requires only a pointing response. This multiple- choice format makes the PIAT-R ideal for assessing individuals who hesitate to give a spoken response, or have limited expressive abilities. Abilities Tested: Academic Achievement

SAT Preparation Center - The College Board

This webpage on the College Board's website includes everything you need to know in order to prepare for the SAT. Learn more about the SAT, register online, and get the latest information about the SAT Program. Register online and you can: choose your test date and test center; get immediate registration confirmation; view your scores early on the Web for no additional fee; receive your scores by e-mail; get recruited by colleges and universities.

SAT Question of the Day

This site helps high school students get an idea of what to expect on the SAT test by providing a daily test question.

SAT vs. ACT: How do the tests compare?

"What is the difference between the SAT and ACT? They're both standardized tests and they both factor into the college admissions process. To learn about the differences between the two tests and how they compare, take a look at" this website to learn more.

SAT: The New SAT, SAT I, and SAT II

The SAT measures your verbal reasoning, critical reading, and math problem solving skills. It tells you how well you use the skills and knowledge you've learned so far, both in and out of school. Abilities Tested: SAT: The New SAT, SAT I, and SAT II

School and College Ability Test (SCAT)

The SCAT measures specific abilities in the verbal and quantitative areas and provides information essential for making general decisions concerning level and pace of instruction. Because its focus is on aptitude,the SCAT should not be used in isolation to make decisions about specific educational objectives. Abilities Tested: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning

Secondary Schools Admission Test (SSAT)

"At SSAT, we understand that applying to independent schools is an unfamiliar and daunting experience. In addition to providing test assessment for some of the finest independent schools, SSAT is committed to supporting students, parents and schools throughout the admission process. SSAT seeks to make the best match between students and schools while providing a helpful information resource for the prospective applicant. Abilities Tested: Secondary Schools Admission Test (SSAT)

Sequential Tests of Educational Progress (STEP)

The STEP battery measures a student's achievement in reading, written language and math. By determining what a young person has already mastered, the STEP indicates the content and skills he or she is ready to learn.

Spatial Test Battery (STB) - Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (Baltimore, MD)

The Spatial Test Battery (STB), developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, is a collection of subtests that assess various types of visual-spatial ability. The STB is primarily for individuals who have an interest in, or demonstrated talents in, mathematics, computers, graphic design, and science. However, it may also be of interest to students who excel in the arts and humanities, as it may reveal unrecognized talents of which the student is not aware. Along with an assessment of the verbal and mathematical ability, the recognition of spatial ability provides a more comprehensive profile of talents that can be used for academic and career planning.

Stanford Achievement Test

The Stanford Achievement Test Series is the newest edition of one of the most respected achievement tests. To respond to the changing needs of today’s educators, this new edition offers flexibility, customization and access to information never before available with a national achievement test. Abilities Tested: Educational Achievement

TerraNova

Terra Nova is a nationally standardized achievement test given each spring. Students are assessed in reading, language, and math, and in grades 2 and 4, students also complete the Test of Cognitive Skills. Abilities Tested: Academic Achievement

TestDatesCentral.com

This website provides information on the major standardized tests, such as dates, cost, how to register and more. There are also free preparation videos for each.

The Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT) - The College Board

The Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT) is published by The College Board as a 10th or 11th grade practice instrument for students taking the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) in the eleventh and twelfth grades. The PSAT is designed to help students identify academic strengths and weaknesses in preparation for their last two years of high school.

The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of their educational careers. By focusing on preparation and practice, we help students improve their performance in the classroom and on standardized tests. Through our website, we help parents, teachers, students and schools navigate the complexities of school admissions.

Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement

The Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement is divided into two batteries - the Standard and Extended. The Standard Battery includes tests 1 through 12 that provide a broad set of scores. The 10 tests in the Extended Battery provide more in-depth diagnostic information on specific academic strengths and weaknesses.

Websites & Other Media: Learning Tools

Free Test Online Prep

free Test Online selected questions help students improve their standardized tests scores. No usernames or passwords are needed. This website is totally free. They are proud to help you test your math knowledge and increase your chances of admission to the college of your choice. They have practice tests for PSAT SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject, ACT, GMAT, AP, CLEP and the GRE.

Galileo Education (CO)

Based in northern Colorado, Galileo Education provides testing services locally. It also offers support and services on the web for parents who are homeschooling or supplementing a gifted child's education.