If you have a hard time getting your teen or tween boy to dress up for special occasions, don't worry, you're not alone. We've rounded up a few staple pieces to add to your son's wardrobe that will have him feeling stylish and not dorky.
Whether it's kindergarten, elementary school, high school or college, watching someone you love takes that next step in their future calls for a party! After all that hard work, your graduate deserves a celebration to remember. We've rounded up 10 great graduation party decor ideas to make it the best fete ever! From banners to cupcake toppers, these decorations are sure to send your graduate off in style!
Strolling through the mall and browsing online for tween clothing can frustrate any parent, especially when you like something your kid doesn't or vice versa. Instead of getting swept up in an argument, check out these six brands that have everything you need to outfit your young teen in fashion-forward attire you both can agree on.
With summer just a few weeks away, families are going to want to forgo the indoors in favor of spending time outside. While your family may have a few vacations planned, there really is nothing better than spending time relaxing in your own backyard and creating lasting memories with your children. Of course, parents have a lot on their plates already so committing to a full backyard renovation might not be in the schedule (or the budget). Luckily, Walmart has everything parents need to create an oasis right in their very own outdoor space. From swings to firepits (and even stylish storage solutions), here are eight ways busy parents can create the backyard of their dreams!
Who says that unicorns aren't real? Certainly not young fans fascinated with these beautiful, mythological creatures. This fabled horned horse has the power to put a huge smile on your kiddo's face with adorable pieces inspired by the colorful legend. In honor of National Unicorn Day on April 9, we've rounded up a collection of delightful picks from dreamy stuffed animals to sparkly clothing and accessories sure to spark imaginations. Check out this enchanting selection specifically designed to charm wide-eyed little ones who still believe in magic.
National Donut Day is June 7 and while we are totally looking forward to indulging in a donut (or two), we also love the idea of celebrating the delicious treat all year round! While places like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts will be handing out free donuts to customers, you can also score some great donut gear with these 10 awesome donut-themed gifts. From pool floats to shoes and even a mini-donut maker, we've got you covered for this sweet day and beyond!
Graduation season is upon us and children, teens and young adults everywhere are getting ready to take that next—and very big step—in their lives. Whether your kids are getting ready to go to school for the first time or saying goodbye to school for the very last, this time of year is full of emotions, especially for parents. As we aim to arm our kids with all the knowledge and inspire them as much as we can, we also know that sometimes the best encouragement can come from none other than a wonderful book. Books about graduation are not only written to rouse good feelings and spark creativity, but also are meant to calm those jitters about the impending future. Whether your little one is embarking on the their first days of kindergarten or your 20-something is jetting off into the adult world all on their own, these 12 books aim to excite, energize and shed a light on what lies ahead. Congrats grads!
Summer is right around the corner. In addition to planning camps for your kids, vacations and maybe a little time to relax for yourself, moms will also want to think about updating their beauty routine for the season. While summer is a time for fun in the sun, it's that very sun that can also be dangerous for our skin, which can cause burns and early signs of aging. Because moms are already stretched thin and overtired, we really don't need any added wrinkles from the sun. That's why we love these nine beauty products from Walmart that also protect us with broad-spectrum SPF. From concealers to lotions and even lipstick, these nine SPF-infused beauty products will be lifesavers for moms this summer.
Garages have a habit of becoming a little disorganized and a catch-all for a wide variety of items, from your kids' toys to gardening tools to last season's decor. Keep your space functional and organized by using totes, hooks, cabinets and more to keep those everyday items from Walmart. After you organize, you'll be able to keep your precious parking space clear and won't have to worry about running over your kid's soccer ball on accident.
Spending time in the water with your little one is a great way to celebrate warm weather—but hitting the pools, beaches and splash pads with babies and toddlers who are still in diapers can feel like a hassle. Preparing ahead of time with the most durable and comfortable swim diapers can make your day at the beach a breeze. We've rounded up the best disposable and reusable swim diapers with leak-proof construction you can count on and adorable styles and patterns that are sure to make a splash.
The year was 1982, and Dianne and I were both still in high school when we fell in love. The kind of love so precious and rare tha...t few will ever experience in their lifetime. This was not some meaningless tryst during a brief courtship, or a... read more
Say This, Not That (To Your Teenage Daughter) is based on the work of Cognition Builders, a 164-person firm that teaches families ...all over the globe how to have constructive conversations. The authors have selected the most common and confounding... read more
In this honest, frank, and funny debut novel, four best friends make a pact during their senior year of high school to lose their ...virginities—and end up finding friendship, love, and self-discovery along the way.To be honest, the sex pact wasn’t always... read more
On his way to the club fair, Suzaku Tachibana nearly collides with 1st year student Mei Ebizuka. To Mei, Suzaku is the coolest boy... she's met, and she can't seem to stop thinking about him... In Chapter 31, "First Love", feel the excitement of a... read more
After decades of interstellar travel, the Baren Exploratory Mission finally arrives at Earths solar system. Unlike most of his fel...low Baren, juvenile Sepporinen is not eager to learn more about humans. He prefers to work on his apprenticeship in the asteroid mining guild.When tasked to learn more about human mining operations on Earth, Sepporinen is given a seemingly golden opportunity to clinch guild membership. But he soon finds himself entangled in a mysterious conspiracyone threatening dire consequences for both Baren and humans.INCLUDED: Special Sneak Preview of "Star City" (Book 1) - First 2 Chapters"THE TEST"by Edwin PengEvolved Publishing presents the secondshort story prequel in"Star City". This young adult science fiction series features first contact intrigue, action, romance, and adventure sure to keep you glued to the page. [DRM-Free]Short Story 1:The AnnouncementShort Story 2:The TestShort Story 3:The MeetingBook 1 (Coming Dec 4, 2017):Star CityBook 2 (Coming 2018):Friendship VillageBook 3 (Coming 2019):Embassy TownMore Great Young Adult Sci-Fi from Evolved Publishing:The Trace by Adelaide ThorneTheNoah ZarcSeries by D. Robert PeaseTheDirt and StarsSeries by Kevin KillianyThe Silver Sphereby Michael DadichTwo Moons of Seraby P.K. Tyler read more
Teens at a summer camp uncover a frightening sight at a creek bed that indicates toxic waste. A mystical figure guides them toward... finding the answer to what caused it.The teens take risks and defy authorities. They seek the help of an ambitious member of the press as well as that of a techno savvy camper who is ostracized for being dyslexic. One teen in particular, Reid Williams, has discovered months earlier that she may have inherited a psychic ability to see apparitions. These visions help her uncover the mystery of deaths and destruction of an otherwise pristine area of nature.Throughout the novel, the "testing the waters" theme reveals conflicts and betrayals among the campers, but ultimately conveys a message of tolerance, persistence, and friendship. read more
Hello, my name is Luke. Honestly, I never thought of writing a book. At school I wasnt a nerd and some Italian was not my favorite... subject. At that time I had many other things on my mind, as I think a bit all the boys and girls attending high school. However, over time Ive heard instilled in me the need to express what was inside. The result is a book that I think is original in its kind. The initial question (How would the relationship between guys and girls change if there were no sex?) Is a provocation to which I have tried to answer through the story told below. What happens to the protagonist Luke and his friends is far from obvious, as you have the opportunity to read. I wrote this book because I want the experiences narrated in the story can actually materialize in my life. In the end it would be nice if you could put on paper what you want and after a short time, get it? Not satisfied with their relational situation with girls, the guys form a high school lead by Luke decide to start an audacious Test inside their high school in order to answer the question: If there was now sex, how would the relationship between guys and girls change? For the entire period of 30 days, all guys from the high school will radically change their attitude creating the craziest experiment ever seen before in a high school! Trough difficulties, pleasure, fun moments and personal growth, Luke and his friends will finally discover the taste of payback. Started as a pure provocation and action of bravery, the Test pushes the guys to face their own fears and their deep desires, making them realize that their real potential lies inside themselves, waiting to boom. The process becomes a source of pure inspiration and pleasure, offering new life to the main character Luke and to his fellows after having their lives consciously in their hands. Teens of the guys is not only superficial but also a journey heading to a new self consciousness and new way of life where the word limit becomes senseless. At this point girls become an inspiration for Luke to fuel his personal change which he needed for so long. Each day turns out as a rich search of breath-taking adventures before its too late and regret prevails. The end will be another shocking starting point that will challenge the main character Luke over again. For more info visit: www.LucaGrisendiArt.com read more
This book offers families an opportunity to deepen communication and understanding with amusing,yet thought-provoking discussion q...uestions, helping families discover and appreciate their similarities and differences. The Family Compatibility Test contains hundreds of stimulating questions family members can ask each other, with topics ranging from snoring to in-laws to tots to teenagers. read more
Now in paperback!Pass, and have it made. Fail, and suffer the consequences. A master of teen thrillers tests readers courage in an... edge-of-your-seat novel that echoes the fears of exam-takers everywhere.Ann, a teenage girl living in the security-obsessed, elitist United States of the very near future, is threatened on her way home from school by a mysterious man on a black motorcycle. Soon she and a new friend are caught up in a vast conspiracy of greed involving the mega-wealthy owner of a school testing company. Students who pass his test have it made; those who dont, disappear . . . or worse. Will Ann be next?For all those who suspect standardized tests are an evil conspiracy, heresa thriller that really satisfies!Praise for TestFast-paced with short chapters that end in cliff-hangers . . . good read for moderately reluctant readers. Teens will be able to draw comparisons to contemporary societys shift toward standardized testing and ecological concerns, and are sure to appreciate the spoofs on NCLB.? School Library JournalPart mystery, part action thriller, part romance . . . environmental and political overtones . . . fast pace and unique blend of genres holds attraction for younger teen readers.? Booklist read more
MacKenzie Bezos has produced a rarity: a sophisticated novel that breaks and swells the heart. A sure-footed excavation into the n...uances of everyday terror--the kind that turns devotion into despair, trust into treachery, love into loss. Its pull is irresistible.Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of Song of SolomonQuietly absorbing . . . the slow pileup of events takes on unxpected, if mild urgency . . . wholly original and convincing.New York Times Book ReviewLuther Albright is a builder of dams, a man whose greatest pride (besides his family) is running his hands over the true planes of the house he built himself and knowing that hes constructed something that will shield and shelter them from harm.A relatively minor incident -- an earthquake that shakes his Sacramento home -- reveals fault lines and cracks in the facade of his family. His teenage sons behavior becomes increasingly bizarre and threatening, his devoted wife more distant, and then a dam of Luthers design comes under investigation for structural flaws exposed by the tremors. In the midst of his heartbreaking family dissolution, Luther must battle against the need to withhold his emotions and push his family even farther away.Nightmarish meanings begin to shout at Luther from the most innocent of places as debut novelist MacKenzie Bezos tightens her net of psychological suspense around the reader with bravura skill. In the spirit of Rosellen Brown and Alice McDermott, this is a harrowing portrait of an ordinary man who finds himself tested and strives not to be found wanting. read more
Find your faction with this aptitude test!Ever wonder what faction you'd be placed in if you were a part of the bestselling Diverg...ent series? Would you be dauntless like Christina, erudite like Caleb, or divergent like Tris? Filled with hundreds of personality questions, this book guides you through different scenarios to help you demonstrate your virtues, uncover your strengths, and discover your true faction. You'll go through the rigorous process of determining what group you belong to--the Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the Brave), or Erudite (the intellectual)--or if you're divergent and best suited for more than one faction. Your results will also detail why you belong in that division and how your life will change upon initiation.Complete with advice for being the best member of your faction, The Unofficial Divergent Aptitude Test challenges you to prove that you have what it takes to live in Tris's world. read more
At a time when the vast diversity of human belief systems is accessible to all, the outsider test for faith offers a rational mean...s for fostering mutual understanding. Depending on how one defines religion, there are at least thousands of religions in the world. Given such religious diversity, how can any one religion claim to know the truth? Nothing proposed so far has helped us settle which of these religions, if any, are true-until now. This former minister turned atheist thinks we would all be better off if we viewed any religion-including our own-from the informed skepticism of an outsider, a nonbeliever. For this reason he has devised "the outsider test for faith." He describes it as a variation on the Golden Rule: "Do unto your own faith what you do to other faiths." Essentially, this means applying the same skepticism to our own beliefs as we do to the beliefs of other faiths. Loftus notes that research from psychology, anthropology, sociology, and neuroscience goes a long way toward explaining why the human race has produced so many belief systems, why religion is culturally dependent, and how religion evolved in the first place. It's important that people understand these findings to escape the dangerous delusion that any one religion represents the only truth. read more
Prepare for success on the GED exam and earn your high school equivalency diploma with the most comprehensive and effective practi...ce and review guide available for the current GED test. This guide offers complete coverage of the new, redesigned GED test, with hundreds of practice questions with detailed answer explanations, a review of every test section and what to expect on test day, and a review of all the new question types and how to handle them effectively. Also included are proven strategies for test day success, and important information about the test, from how to register to what to bring, and everything in between. read more
APPEARING LIVE AT THE FINAL TEST is an intense hybrid of contemporary real-world drama and mythic science fiction about a black ne...wsstand operator, his wife and three neighbors in a Brooklyn-like neighborhood, whose lives take a cosmic punch from a nuclear bomb threat that launches them on an eerie and spellbinding journey. "APPEARING LIVE AT THE FINAL TEST is an extremely well-written novel--a pleasure to read, a wild ride of depression at some points, exhilaration at others. John Teton has raised some serious concerns regarding the fate of civilizations, and our consciousness is raised with this thought-provoking work." Eric Chaisson, Author, COSMIC EVOLUTION Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Tufts University Director, Wright Center for Science Education "APPEARING LIVE AT THE FINAL TEST is a genre-breaking story unlike any other. Its scenes range from a scarily realistic depiction of an urban nuclear event to mind-stretching intergalactic travel,;all related in the author's savvy, wisecracking, original and sometimes hilarious hyperbolic voice." Craig A. Lambert, Ph.D.; Deputy Editor, HARVARD MAGAZINE Mr. Teton gives fictionalized treatment to "cosmic evolution," a complex and controversial theory which holds that evolution affects not just life on Earth, but extends back to the birth of the universe and continues to include changes in human civilization, culture, technology and beyond. The story benefits from a grounding in everyday human fears and troubles, along with mind-blowing scenes which venture into questions about creation and the role of human beings in it. The novel is chock-full of information about stars and the planets, and yet he clearly knows a thing or two about teenagers, old folks, sailing, marine biology, marriage, love, pop culture, terrorism, religious extremists and the media. Rhonda Parks Manville, SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS read more
Achievement tests play an important role in modern societies. They are used to evaluate schools, to assign students to tracks with...in schools, and to identify weaknesses in student knowledge. The GED is an achievement test used to grant the status of high school graduate to anyone who passes it. GED recipients currently account for 12 percent of all high school credentials issued each year in the United States. But do achievement tests predict success in life?The Myth of Achievement Tests shows that achievement tests like the GED fail to measure important life skills. James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, Tim Kautz, and a group of scholars offer an in-depth exploration of how the GED came to be used throughout the United States and why our reliance on it is dangerous. Drawing on decades of research, the authors show that, while GED recipients score as well on achievement tests as high school graduates who do not enroll in college, high school graduates vastly outperform GED recipients in terms of their earnings, employment opportunities, educational attainment, and health. The authors show that the differences in success between GED recipients and high school graduates are driven by character skills. Achievement tests like the GED do not adequately capture character skills like conscientiousness, perseverance, sociability, and curiosity. These skills are important in predicting a variety of life outcomes. They can be measured, and they can be taught.Using the GED as a case study*,* the authors explore what achievement tests miss and show the dangers of an educational system based on them. They call for a return to an emphasis on character in our schools, our systems of accountability, and our national dialogue.ContributorsEric Grodsky, University of WisconsinMadisonAndrew Halpern-Manners, Indiana University BloomingtonPaul A. LaFontaine, Federal Communications CommissionJanice H. Laurence, Temple UniversityLois M. Quinn, University of WisconsinMilwaukeePedro L. Rodrguez, Institute of Advanced Studies in AdministrationJohn Robert Warren, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities read more
Many call them the greatest generationthose who fought in World War II. Author Gregg Patterson Davis can claim that distinction. H...e was a kid running the streets during the Great Depression, dodging problems created by a distant father. Then he left behind his home and high school sweetheart for the battlefields of Europeand returned a decorated and wounded man. As a soldier in the 89th Infantry Division, many of the Rolling W wrote of their experiencessometimes in blood. The Division spearheaded one of historys most spectacular pursuits to win the most widespread and deadliest war in history. The mens rugged fighting spirit thrust them through Germany during daily life-and-death experiences. We used to toss hard candy from our rations to German children on the streets. Instead of fear in their eyes, they looked at us in a different way. Maybe we werent the bad guys after all.When soldiers came back from Germany decades later, they brought back stories from people in those villages who had remembered that small kindness. Character qualities rarely seen today marked the performance of the 89ers, which carried Private Davis through the remainder of his life with stalwart determination and committed courage. From losing a child to working odd jobs to feed his family, Battle-Tested is the story of a boy who grew into manhood by facing life one challenge at a time. Vowing to rise above his impoverished childhood and battle-weary spirit, he has positively influenced thousands of people during his 90 years. Each of us has been shaped by our personal experiences. We have been influenced by the culture of our era and the attitudes of the people who surround us in our daily livesthis is the story of a man shaped by love and hate, war and peace. read more
Learn and Practice Proven multiple choice strategies for Reading Comprehension, Word Problems and Basic Math! Includes FREE eBook ...Version suitable foriPhone, iPad, any smart phone or tablet! If you are preparing for the Specialized High School Admissions Test, you probably want all the help you can get! SHSAT Test Strategy is your complete guide to answering multiple choice questions! You will learn: Powerful multiple choice strategies with practice questions Learn 15 powerful multiple choice strategies and then practice. Detailed Answer Key for all practice questions with extensive commentary including tips, short-cuts and strategies. How to prepare for a multiple choice exam - make sure you are preparing properly and not wasting valuable study time! Who does well on multiple choice exams and who does not - and how to make sure you do! How to handle trick questions - usually there are one or two trick questions to separate the really good students from the rest - tips and strategies to handle these special questions. Step-by-step strategy for answering multiple choice - on any subject! How to avoid test anxiety - how to avoid one of the most common reasons for low scores on a test - How to prepare for a test - proper preparation for your exam will definitely boost your score! Includes over 100 practice questions! Once you learn our powerful multiple choice strategy techniques, practice them right away on Reading Comprehension, basic math and word problems! SHSAT and the Specialized High School Admissions Test are administered by the New York Department of Education, who are not involved in the production of, and do not endorse this publication. Includes, How to Take a Test - The Complete Guide - Let's face it: test-taking is really not easy! While some people seem to have the natural ability to know what to study, how to absorb and retain information, and how to stay calm enough while actually taking a test to earn a great score, most of us find taking tests to be sheer misery. This is one of the most important sections! Here you will learn: How to Take a Test - The basics In the Test Room - What you MUST do Common Mistakes on a Test - And how to avoid them Mental Prep - How to psych yourself up Study When and Where You Want! Includesa FREE ebook version, suitable for any smartphone, iPhone, iPad or tablet, that you can immediately download after purchasing. You can practice your questions after working out at the gym, while youre waiting on a friend for lunch, or over your morning cup of coffee. Whenever you have those spare moments, you can consistently build your confidence. Maybe you have read this kind of thing before, and maybe feel you dont need it, and you are not sure if you are going to buy this book. Remember though, only a few percentage points divide the PASS from the FAIL students. Even if our test tips increase your score by a few percentage points, isnt that worth it? Remember it only a few percentage points divide the PASS from the FAIL students. Do everything you can to pass the SHSAT! read more
When Miriam Beiler, a first class quilter, narrowly avoids an accident with an Englischer who asks her for directions to a nearby ...high school, will this chance meeting push Miriam and her Amish community to an ultimate test of faith?Amish woman, Miriam Beileris being courted by John Fisher, and she's moving towards being Baptized into the Amish community, but a chance meeting with an Englischer leads to deep trouble when Lance Newman begins stalking her. What happens next will forever change this peaceful Amish community and test the faith of all involved. read more
Battle-Tested Faith depicts a story of perserverance and the warrior spirirt that surfaced in a young girl as she grew up with a c...ontrolling father who manipulated her at every turn. Though she had to silence her thoughts and feelings throughout her childhood and teenage years, she faced her challenges head on with a steadfast faith and determination not to live the remainder of her life in defeat. She would take up the "sword of faith" as her shield to extinguish present and future onslaughts of her natural and spiritual enemies.Going from fear to faith, she realizes faith in her God will be her armor, and nothing can bring her down. She anchors herself in faith and lives her dreams in spite of any present or future adversity. She believes in victory against all odds, from a bad medical report to a father's rejection to divorce to leaving the only home she ever knew, so she can start her life all over again. read more
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) enables students to demonstrate college-level achievement and earn college credit in ...various subject areas based on knowledge acquired through self-study, high school and adult courses, or through professional means. TheCLEP Tests and MeasurementsPassbook prepares you by sharpening knowledge of the skills and concepts necessary to succeed on the upcoming exam and the college courses that follow. It providesa series of informational textsas well as hundreds of questions and answers in the areas that will likely be covered on your upcoming exam. read more
Jouez au Blind Test : Trouvez quel artiste se cache derrire les indices insrs au dbut de chaque chapitre ! Scannez le QR Code pour... obtenir la rponse...Vanessa et son amie Cline partagent un appartement depuis quelques annes. La premire, journaliste pour un magazine fminin, est une bonne me capable de trouver des qualits son pire ennemi. La seconde, par contre, russirait convaincre une personne allergique au lactose de manger une tartiflette accompagne d'un grand verre de lait et ne connat pas la dfinition du mot " diplomatie " ! Ces opposs se soutiennent et se compltent. Leur quotidien est cependant soudain perturb par l'arrive d'un nouveau voisin qui n'est autre que Simon, le chanteur qui faisait fantasmer Vanessa pendant son adolescence.Cette situation va faire vivre Vanessa un vritable enfer, notamment cause de son agaante collgue Marjorie qui s'attribue tous ses mrites et chasse les scoops comme d'autres font du jogging. Mais tout cela n'est rien compar la mauvaise nouvelle qui va s'abattre sur Cline et bouleverser leur existence... read more
This valuable book provides the student with a short, manageable, comprehensive guide to the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), a m...ajor psychological measuring instrument. The TAT is effective in telling the clinician how the subject views the self and the world in his or her unique way. This sweeping introduction to this test as well as other lesser-known apperceptive techniques considers children, adolescents, and adults. and gives special attention to cross-cultural issues and the application of apperception techniques to minority populations. Additionally, the interesting history of apperception techniques, sample protocols, and the administration and interpretation of the tests are included. read more
Learn and Practice Proven multiple choice strategies for Reading Comprehension, Word Problems, English Grammar and Basic Math!If y...ou are preparing for the High School Placement TEST, you probably want all the help you can get! HSPT Test Strategy is your complete guide to answering multiple choice questions!You will learn:Powerful multiple choice strategies with practice questionsLearn 15 powerful multiple choice strategies and then practice. Answer key for all practice questions with extensive commentary including tips, short-cuts and strategies.How to prepare for a multiple choice exam - make sure you are preparing properly and not wasting valuable study time! Who does well on multiple choice exams and who does not - and how to make sure you do!How to handle trick questions - usually there are one or two trick questions to separate the really good students from the rest - tips and strategies to handle these special questions.Step-by-step strategy for answering multiple choice - on any subject!Common Mistakes on a Test - and how to avoid themHow to avoid test anxiety - how to avoid one of the most common reasons for low scores on a testHow to prepare for a test - proper preparation for your exam will definitely boost your score!How to psych yourself up for a test - tips on the the all-important mental preparation!Learn what you must do in the test roomIncludes over 300 practice questions! Once you learn our powerful multiple choice strategy techniques, practice them right away on Reading Comprehension, basic math, English Grammar and word problems!HSPT and the High School Placement Test are registered trademarks of Scholastic Testing Service, Inc., who are not involved in the production of, and do not endorse this publication.Also included is How to Take a Test - The Complete Guide Lets face it: test-taking is really not easy! While some people seem to have the natural ability to know what to study, how to absorb and retain information, and how to stay calm enough while actually taking a test to earn a great score, most of us find taking tests to be sheer misery. This is one of the most important chapters!Here you will find out:How to Take a Test - The basicsIn the Test Room - What you MUST doCommon Mistakes on a Test - And how to avoid themMental Prep - How to psych yourself up for a testStudy When and Where You Want!Includes a FREE ebook version, suitable for any smartphone, iPhone, iPad or tablet, that you can immediately download after purchasing. You can practice your questions after working out at the gym, while youre waiting on a friend for lunch, or over your morning cup of coffee. Whenever you have those spare moments, you can consistently build your confidence. Theres no need to deprive your body of the sleep and energy youll need when the test day arrives.Heard this Before?Maybe yoku feel you don't need it, and you are not sure if you are going to buy this book. Remember though, it only a few percentage points divide the PASS from the FAIL students. Even if our test tips increase your score by a few percentage points, isn't that worth it?Remember it only a few percentage points divide the PASS from the FAIL students.Why not do everything you can to increase your score? read more
It wasnt supposed to happen, but there were four Perfects in the same school. A Perfect is an industry insider term for a customer... that does not miss a single question on their yearly standardized tests. These particular customers are eleven-year-old students at Longshore Middle School. No one could have predicted their perfect scores before the results of their 6th grade tests were reported. Mr. Price, their principal, was the first one to grasp the reason for the Longshore Turnaround, a sudden and highly publicized increase in his schools test scores. He understood it was caused by this brilliant quartet of students. Joe Meier, CEO of Universal Testing Solutions, also discovered their test results. The principal was thrilled; the CEO was terrified. As the Perfects move into their high school years, Mr. Smythson, their ambitious principal, exploits them to further his own career. Once their talents are fully exposed, they decide to take the testing into their own hands. read more
Peterson's Master the GED Test offers expert test-prep strategies and review material for the high school equivalency diploma test..., including essential information on the NEW computer-based GED Test questions for the Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. This comprehensive eBook provides 5 full-length practice tests (including access to 2 tests online), with detailed answer explanations, helpful review of ALL subjects, along with a valuable blend of hands-on exercises with sample questions and answers to enhance your test-prep efforts-PLUS a Word List to improve your GED Test vocabulary. Readers will learn valuable details on the 2014 GED Test structure, scoring, and passing requirements, as well as how to prepare for the exam and what to expect on test day. read more
Bernard R. Gifford and Linda C. Wing Standardized testing has become a ubiquitous feature of American life. As a major source of i...nformation for reducing uncertainty in the alJocation of merit based educational, training, and employment opportunities, testing affects the life chances of individuals. Moreover, testing inOuences the way in which our societyjudgesitselfandprovides for ourcollective future. Test scores may determine a child's admission to lcindergarten and promotion to the fIrst grade. Most states award the high school diploma only ifa student has passed a minimum competency test. Major institutions of higher education typically require applicants to supplement their records of academic achievement with scores on college admissions tests. In the labor market, as a condition of employment or assignment to training programs, more and more employers are requiring workers to sit for personnel selection tests. Additionally, it has become commonplace to use test scores to calibrate our national sociopolitical condition and our capacity to compete with other countries in the global economy. In short, with increasing frequency and intensity, scores on examinations that purport to be objective and precise measures of individual knowledge, abilities, and potential are playing a critical role in the opportunity marketplace. Similarly, test scores are exercising growing influence in assessments of our social and economic institutions and in policy decisions about the relative invesunents that should be made in each. In all these instantiations, test scores are at the center of high-stakes decision making about the future of individuals and of the nation itself. read more