Posted by: Ed Darrell | April 12, 2010

Social studies TAKS practice, on-line

You can take a practice TAKS test on-line.  You should do it.

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One of the best ways to prepare for the TAKS Exit Level examination remains taking practice questions similar to those found on the TAKS test, on the topics and material covered by TAKS.  The Texas Education Agency (TEA) releases TAKS tests from time to time.  The April 2009 test is one of those.

Just to make it easier, TEA put the test on-line in a form you can take and have scored immediately.  You will find that exam here:  http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/resources/online/2009/taks_g11_ss/11socialstudies.htm (double click the link, or copy and paste the URL).

[Having difficulty seeing the link?  CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE APRIL 2009 TAKS]

There are 55 questions.  If you read quickly you can take it handily in an hour.  If you allow two hours, that should be good.  The program will give you a scaled score when you’re done.  Your target should be at least a 2400 scaled score.

You didn’t get a 2400?  Take it again.

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  1. i like this web site Mr. Darrell i hope you give me extra credit for this

  2. Okay, so, I took the practice TAKS… 53/55!!! The two that I did miss I could’ve avoided by reading the problem more carefully, and what suprised me was that I could go back, read over it, and fix it. In conclusion, I didn’t score perfect, but I’m pretty sure if I slow it down a little bit I can score perfect on the upcoming TAKS, the one that counts. Thanks for all your help; I couldn’t have done it without you.

  3. Matthew, that is rather awesome, you know?

    Congrats. Stay on that roll for a couple of weeks at least, will you?

  4. Wow, I guess i’ll probably not be passing this upcoming TAKS. I scored a 2158 on practice one. 33/55.

  5. Sarcasm so becomes you!

    Nice score — just a few more questions to “commended.”

    Which areas do you need to work in, Adrianna?

  6. […] If you’re looking for the practice TAKS test, on-line, please go to that site.  Check with this post. […]

  7. Cool website :)

  8. very cool website!

  9. I think this is a very educational website and it helps us get ready for the TAKS :)

  10. this website is very helpful

  11. i took it. 49/55. 2390. supadupa close to comm-uh however you spell it. next time.next time.

  12. I passed… :D

  13. :) soweet…

  14. :D turtle turtle

  15. no one makes chicken like Mr. darrel and KFC. :D

  16. PANCAKES :D EAT EM.
    LETS ALL GATHER AROUND AND GET TURTLES:) THEN WE CAN FEED THEM SOME LETTUCE YEEEE

    -JEWLEEH((:

  17. thnx for da help young darell

  18. Hello Mr. Darrel :)

  19. Very helpful! :)

  20. […] Remember, you can take the 2009 Social Studies Exit TAKS, linking through this site. […]

  21. Your total number of items correct by objective:
    Objective 1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of issues and events in U.S. history. 9/13
    Objective 2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of geographic influences on historical issues and events. 5/9
    Objective 3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of economic and social influences on historical issues and events. 12/13
    Objective 4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of political influences on historical issues and events. 6/9
    Objective 5: The student will use critical-thinking skills to analyze social studies information. 9/11
    ____
    Total: 41/55

    Your multiple-choice score is 41 out of 55 questions.

    Your total score would correspond to a Scale Score of: 2251.

    Mr.darell that the score i got for the Taks practice :)

    • So, Salvador, you should probably work on geographic influences to improve your scores most quickly.

      Good score — almost to commended!

  22. need help on objective 5!
    -4th period

  23. darrell i need help on obj 4!

    from 4th period.

  24. […] a reminder:  Your homework assignment, due April 22, was to take the on-line practice TAKS test (see this post), and leave a comment telling which objective you need to work on, according to your […]

  25. I NEED HELP ON OBJ 2 AND A LIL BIT ON OBJ 1!

    CHANTAVIA JOHNSON
    4TH PERIOD

  26. I woke up at 5 a.m. to have your assignment completed before the actual TAKS. :)

    And these are my results:

    Your total number of items correct by objective:
    Objective 1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of issues and events in U.S. history. 12/13
    Objective 2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of geographic influences on historical issues and events. 7/9
    Objective 3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of economic and social influences on historical issues and events. 13/13
    Objective 4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of political influences on historical issues and events. 8/9
    Objective 5: The student will use critical-thinking skills to analyze social studies information. 11/11
    ____
    Total: 51/55

    Your multiple-choice score is 51 out of 55 questions.

    Your total score would correspond to a Scale Score of: 2449.

    • I hope you got a good night’s sleep before 5!

      Go do well. A score of 2449 on TAKS would be commended. Congratulations!

  27. […] to my U.S. history classes:  Your homework assignment was to take the practice TAKS exam (here, if you forgot about it, or forgot where it is), and report in comments which Texas Essential […]

  28. I need help on the important dates. :)

  29. I took the practice Taks test and i got a 2417 i knw most of the Answers because weve done this test before :) it seemed prety easy

  30. Mr.Darell I’ve Tried About Three Times To Do The Practice Test& Everytime I Finish It Won’t Let Me Score The Test :(

  31. hey mr. darrell i passed it with an 100 .. yay me! ..

  32. It wouldnt let me score the test either. I tried on my home computer then my laptop. :/

  33. Not sure why it wouldn’t allow a score. Check to be sure it wasn’t opening a new window with the score sheet — sometimes that new window shows up under the window you’re browsing in.

  34. heyy mr. darrell i just got done taking the test it was kind of hard but i got a good grad i got 51/55 i hope this put ma grade upp if not just hit me up n we see what we can do bout it thanks mr.darrell

    • Think how much farther ahead you’d be had you done this on time, when it was assigned last month! Then you would have had time to spell check your post.

      Do you know the difference between “bout” and “about?”

      I’ll be very interested to hear from you whether your subscribing to the blog helps you out over the next two weeks. Good to have you along, finally.

  35. Hey mr. darrell i took the test and i know its kind of late but i got a 52/55.
    i miss one on obj. 1 and two on obj. 2 and i was rushing through it so thats why i miss two.
    Im in your 3th period class

  36. Typical, Clayton. You had done it before, before the exam, and already had full credit. I wish more people would do their work so early they forgot they did it, as you did.

    What else is on your mind? Which questions were wily enough to elude you?

  37. Pretty good information. :)

  38. Oh and i passed.

  39. 47/55 nearly commended! Everyone study for the “test”. 6 weeks test to be precise. Miguel O. from 5th. P.

  40. is this a grade?

    • Yes, Mr. Reyes, this is a grade. But not a very good one for a four word response with errors in capitalization.

  41. i think im going to pass i go comended last year and almost got comended this time 48/55

  42. 55 questions 5 objectives & i scored a 48/55 i hope to Ace the task :))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  43. i passed with a perfect score im the s**t bro!!!!!!1

  44. This was easy. You taught me well Mr. Darrell. I got a 50/55
    :DDDDDDDDDD

  45. id rather be watching [something else.]

  46. so i took the test and got commended!!! I got 2417 on the test!!!

  47. mr. darrell is the smartest teacher in this mug!!

    • Flattery only counts if you turn in your homework and do well on the tests, Anthony. Thanks, all the same.

  48. I agree

  49. http://pic.twitter.com/H1ab1wwf
    I’m going for that perfect score!!!:D
    Mr. Darrell you should create a Facebook page instead of a group so it will make it easier to follow your posts.

  50. So i just got done doing the practice TAKS and this was my score…

    Your total number of items correct by objective:
    Objective 1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of issues and events in U.S. history. 11/13
    Objective 2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of geographic influences on historical issues and events. 5/9
    Objective 3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of economic and social influences on historical issues and events. 10/13
    Objective 4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of political influences on historical issues and events. 5/9
    Objective 5: The student will use critical-thinking skills to analyze social studies information. 6/11
    ____
    Total: 37/55

    Your multiple-choice score is 37 out of 55 questions.

    Your total score would correspond to a Scale Score of: 2202.

    Need help on objective 2 and 4.

  51. The test was common scene and i don’t have to worry because i already passed my exit level Taks.

  52. If we know the information than yes we wont have any problem passing the test. i passed it (:

  53. […] other explanation for the spike in hits on the TAKS practice tests here, the last couple of […]


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