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Grammar Pre-test : High School
by Elaine Ernst Schneider

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High School Grammar: Test yourself on Punctuation, Participles and Gerunds, Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement and more...


Grammar Smart:A Guide to Perfect Usage by Author Nell Goddin, Author Princeton Review Publishing Staff
A Pocket Style Manual

This pre-test is free for use by those wishing to test their progress in the Grammar portion of their Language Arts studies. Due to the subjective and cumulative nature of this quiz and its answers, the answer key is not included with this free pre-test. You can purchase the answer pages through the Lesson Tutor Store.

For a personalized Language Arts Assessment, including the development of an Individual Learning Plan (I.L.P.), complete the following pretest and mail together with a certified cheque or money order for $50.00 U.S. payable to:

Elaine Ernst Schneider, Lesson Tutor Consultant
3066 Lansdowne
Montgomery, AL  36111

The Grammar Pretest will be graded and areas of strengths and weaknesses indicated. Weaknesses will be addressed as target areas for at home studies with a parent or as subjects for which a tutor may be secured.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How much time should a student/parent expect to spend on one of these assessments?
There is no time limit. Let the student do his or her best. 
  • Is it open book?
Absolutely not. We need to know what the kids really do know - no books, no help from parents. This isn't for a "grade." It is only to assess where and what to study "next."
  • Can it be done in 3 parts? 2 sittings? etc.
That does not matter. Collect each completed portion and pack it ready to be returned along with your cheque or money order. It is strongly recommended that the student not be allowed to correct answers after the fact. 
  • What exactly do I get for my money in this assessment?

Our L.T. Consultant will thoroughly review each question and answer and identify all common, root, and/or potential problems that exist within each category. Using references available on the actual Lesson Tutor site and elsewhere, the Consultant may also direct you to the most appropriate source for review. The summary included at the end of the Review will detail the progression that this Consultant sees as a workable Individual Learning Plan for each of the categories/weaknesses. For example:

The results of this assessment show that the student would benefit from a study on the dependent clause. Suggestion: Review subjects and verbs and then progress to the meaning of a clause, i.e. it must have a subject and a verb. Then teach independent clauses as mini-sentences (with a subject and a verb) that can "stand on their own." Learn subordinating conjunctions. Lastly, approach the dependent clause. It has a subject and verb but cannot stand on its own. It begins with a subordinating conjunction. *
* This is just ONE recommendation for ONE area that might need work. The total Assessment will address ALL recommended areas of study. This outline could also be presented to any other consulting or tutoring service and be readily adapted if necessary. 

Proceed to the Pre-test

Submitted by:  © Elaine Ernst Schneider  is a freelance writer and a teacher. She has been writing since high school and has published articles, songs, and children's work. Presently, Elaine is a curriculum author for Group Publishing and also writes the City Songs column for ezine. 
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