Some common types of assessment tests for seventh graders include state-specific achievement tests, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, assessment from Pearson and the Reading for Understanding assessments from Educational Testing Services. Common areas of focus for testing seventh graders include math, reading and writing.
The contents of state achievement tests vary, but one example is the California Achievement Test, which tests seventh graders on English-language arts, math and history-social science.
The PARCC assessment includes sections for math and English-language arts/literacy, notes Pearson. Seventh graders can use practice tests to prepare for both sections since Pearson offers sample questions on its website.
The Reading for Understanding assessments test students' ability to obtain specific information from a reading passage and uses scenarios that are applicable to real life, states Educational Testing Services.