Friday, 25 March 2011 00:00
I read Dr. Murphy’s column about standardized tests with interest. Your library can also aid students in practicing for standardized exams. All of the libraries in our area subscribe to a service called Learning Express Library. You can access this wonderful resource through your library’s website using your library card.
Once you have entered into the Learning Express Library site, you will see a choice of Elementary, Middle School, High School, or College Preparation. Each segment includes math and reading practice as well as fourth grade, eighth grade, PSAT, AP, and SAT practice tests located in the appropriate section.
There are also practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT for older students. Another section, Computer Skills, includes courses in the Microsoft Office and WordPerfect programs.
The Learning Express Library even contains practice tests for some civil service examinations including firefighter, police officer, court officer, and more. All of this is free with your library card!
Our website at the Island Trees Public Library is www.islandtreespubliclibrary.org. If you are not sure of your library’s web address, visit www.nassaulibrary.org which will lead you to your library’s website. Or visit your library to ask for more information. Learning Express Library is just one of the many powerful resources available online through the libraries. Take a look - you’ll be surprised.
Director, Island Trees Public Library