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Elaine Ernst Schneider
|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
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
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
There is no time limit. Let
the student do his or her best.
How much time should a student/parent
expect to spend on one of these assessments?
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."
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.
Can it be done in 3 parts?
2 sittings? etc.
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.
to the Pre-test
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 www.newcolonist.com