With the world of education moving to online environments, delivering effective education through digital mediums has become the top priority for educators and institutions. It is equally important to have a system in place to gauge the effectiveness of online education. This is where online assessment methods prove handy. Online tests have become an integral part of student assessment programs.
To help students perform better and attain new heights academically, practice test books are a perfect learning aid. They not only help students get acquainted with the format of online tests but also allow them to understand their own progress and the areas they need to put in the extra yards.
With this thought in mind, Clarence L. Williams founded the Topical Review Book Company. Topical Review provides practice test books for subjects starting at the 3rd grade level through high school. These practice test books are a great learning companion for students and prove to be a handy assessment aid for teachers.
Former teacher and Principal Clarence L. Williams founded Topical Review Book Company in 1936 in Auburn, NY. Currently, they are located in the Irish Hills of Michigan. The business has remained in the family for three generations. Currently it is headed by Mr. Williams’ grandson, Keith Williams. The company has grown to be known as the “LITTLE GREEN BOOK COMPANY” because of the color of their review books.
The Extensive Catalog of Test Books
Topical Review offers a repository of practice test books for all subjects for students from 3rd grade to high school. They offer test assessments on various topics to ensure that students are well prepared and have grasped the syllabus. As a further step to assist students and teachers, Topical Review also provides answer keys to the test books. This helps in getting quick results and figuring out the areas of strengths and weaknesses.
The practice test eBooks and the answer keys are offered for various subjects –
- College prep
- History & Geography
- Self help
Topical Review offers an eBook for SAT preparation. The SAT practice test eBook is designed to test a student’s aptitude and knowledge in three subject areas: reading, writing, and math. Through this practice test eBook, Topical Review is helping students to become eligible for college admissions and lay a strong foundation for their higher education.
The common core edition English eBook is quite handy for students from 3rd grade to the 8th grade. These practice test workbooks help students master the English writing skills, grammar and improve their vocabulary. The usage of up-to-date adapted test material helps students to improve their skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
For students who are weak in solving problems and understanding numbers, consistent practice is the only way to get the desired results. Topical review offers practice test eBooks to enhance learning and support students with instructional practice. These test books include-
- Assessments for grade 3 to 8
- Trigonometry (Old regents)
- Algebra 1 – Common core standards
- Algebra 2 – Common core standards
- Integrated Algebra (Old regents)
- Geometry (Old regents)
- Geometry – Common core standards
Topical Review offers a series of practice test eBooks for science. These books review and test students’ preparation in different topics across grades. They help students prepare for regents exams. They offer interactive eBooks and answer keys on the following topics –
- Earth Science
- Living Environment
- Tales of Science – Learning through storytelling
History & Geography
This practice test series helps students to improve their knowledge about historical events and understand geography. These practice test eBooks are a great way to prepare students for regents exams. The History and Geography test books cover-
- Global History
- U.S History
- U.S Government
- Social Studies
This series of practice test eBooks is entirely designed to act as a self-learning and self-assessment aid for students. These eBooks understand and address the exam pressure students go through and make learning easier for them. Some of the eBooks offered in this series are –
- How to take tests without crying
- SAT prep – Mathematics Review
- Integrated Algebra Made Easy – Handbook
- Geometry Made Easy
- Trigonometry Made Easy
Topical Review Partners with KITABOO to Deliver Interactive Practice Test eBooks
Most students don’t like taking tests. Part of the reason is the traditional assessment techniques where there is little or no interaction between students and the test content. With online learning becoming the norm, students not only expect the learning to be interactive, but they also want the assessment methods to part ways from the traditional approach.
Adding an interactive element to tests helps in improving student engagement. In order to add digital interactivities to their practice tests and make their eBooks more engaging, Topical Review partnered with KITABOO.
Topical Review leveraged the digital publishing platform to reduce the manual labor involved in pen and paper assessments. KITABOO offered a systematic approach to student assessment by delivering the practice test eBooks to the learners. The user-friendly and intuitive interface makes it easy for students of all grades and different skill levels to smoothly access the test eBooks, take the tests, and assess their results – all of this while enjoying the entire process.
It is important to make the test process engaging for students. This contributes to making students feel comfortable with the thought of taking tests. KITABOO helps in developing different styles of online assessments including –
- Fill in the blanks
- Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
- Match the following (drag and drop, drop down, drag and match)
- Labelling & more
With KITABOO, Topical Review can reach their tech-savvy learners on any device and platform at any time and anywhere.