• Before the Test
    • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep before the test.
    • After a full night’s sleep, get up a few minutes earlier so your morning is relaxed instead of rushed.Make sure your child eats a nutritious breakfast before the test.
    • Keep your home calm during testing week. Reduce outside activities to keep your child stress free.
    • Don’t be late for school – arrive on time.
    • Provide lots of encouragement to your children. Tell them how proud you are of them.

    Test Taking Strategies – During the Test
    • Answer all the questions. Don’t leave any blank – blank answers are counted as incorrect answers.
    • Pay close attention to the teacher’s instructions, and read directions carefully.
    • Read questions carefully, looking for words like ALWAYS or NEVER that change a question’s meaning.
    • If you’re not sure of an answer, try to eliminate the choices you know are not correct. Then choose the best answer from the remaining choices.
    • Monitor your time, making sure you answer all the questions. Don’t worry if other students are finished before you are.
    • Don’t rush, but check over your answers if you finish early.
Last Modified on May 22, 2015