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    Northwest Middle School the home of the Falcons!  My name is Mrs. Creech and my role is Testing Coordinator.  On this webpage, there are various resources to assist you in preparing for success in testing.  Below are a few tips to accompany your study habits for test taking that may help you succeed and efforts rewarded!
    1. Analyze how you did on a similar test in the past.
      Review your previous tests and sample tests provided by your teacher.
      Each test you take prepares you for the next one!

    2. Arrive early for tests.
      List what you need beforehand to avoid panic.
      Good preparation prepares you for the task at hand. Get your proper sleep and eat a balanced breakfast.

    3. Be comfortable but alert.
      Choose a comfortable location with space enough that you need
      Don't slouch; maintain good posture.

    4. Stay relaxed and confident.
      Keep a good attitude and remind yourself that you are going to do your best.
      If you find yourself panicking, take a few deep breaths
      Don't talk to other students right before: stress can be contagious.

    5. Read directions carefully!
      and avoid careless errors.

    6. If there is time, quickly look through the test for an overview.
      Scan for keywords. If permitted, jot any notes that come to mind.

    7. Answer questions in a strategic order:
      Easy questions first to build confidence.
      Then those with the most point value.
      On objective tests, eliminate obvious incorrect answers.
      On essay tests, broadly outline your answer and sequence of points.

    8. Review! if you have time.
      Resist the urge to leave when you complete the exam--
      check if you have answered all the questions, 
      and not made any errors or mis-marked any answers.

    9. Change answers to questions if you erred, or misread the question!
      You may also find information in the test that will correct a previous answer.

    10. Decide on and adopt study strategies that work best for you.
      Review where you succeed and where you are challenged. 
      Meet with your School Counselor or a trusted teacher for advice.

    Thank you for choosing Northwest Middle School where we practice the NORTHWEST WAY.  Let us make this school year the best ever and we look forward to serving you.
    Mrs. Creech