I was trying to figure out a way to
force inspire my son to prepare for the California State Star testing that is given for all second graders. They prepare for it in class, but since this was going to be his first official test I wanted to give him some extra help understanding how to take tests. But, I had to be creative. Then one day I saw him playing on SFSKIDS.org, funbrain.com and scholastic.com (some of the few sites that I have given him access to using my Internet filter). I realized he enjoys playing online games. Which helped me understand what I needed to do to help him prepare…..
I found a site called Bright Education Services and Testing that had a section for second grade California Star Testing. The pricing was reasonable and they offered online testing. The online tests can be given in sets of 10, 25 questions or more and each test can be unique or taken over again.
When I told him he can play online games for Star Testing (the key is using the word "game"), he agreed. I was in shock. Who would have known that online games would lead to an learning opportunity for test practice?