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Hi Sonya and All,

Recently, I've been tutoring a student preparing to take the Basic Skills Test (again) this fall. We've been focusing only on literacy issues and have been using MyReadingLab (Pearson Education) to work on specific reading issues. I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for additional sites for practice for the literacy sections of the Basic Skills Test. I can be reached off-list at [log in to unmask]

Thanks, and have a great day!

Mary


Mary C. Newman, Ed.D.
Professor of English
Reading Specialist
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Il 60137

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Subject: Basic Skills Test Tutoring and Math Diagnostic

Faced with low pass rates for the Basic Skills Test (the
Hi everyone!

Faced with low pass rates for the Basic Skills Test (the Illinois teacher education/certification entry exam--much like the Praxis in some states), we are trying to identify ways to more directly target specific areas where students have a need for additional tutoring.  Is anyone else experiencing a similar situation with pass rates?  If so, what steps are other institutions taking?


Also, I'm a literacy person, so I have to plead ignorance on this one:  can anyone recommend a few good basic math diagnostic tests that have a very low floor?

I'd appreciate any recommendations and insights off-list at [log in to unmask]  Thanks in advance!

Sonya

Sonya L. Armstrong, Ed.D.
>Director, College Learning Enhancement
Program
>Asst. Prof. of Postsecondary Literacy
>Dept. of Literacy Education
>148 Gabel Hall
>Northern
Illinois University
>Office: 815.753.8486
>Email: [log in to unmask]


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