How to Succeed on Standardized Tests!
Standardized tests are designed to show how well your child is achieving the areas of Literacy, Science, and Math. As with any standardized test, preparation is essential in order to succeed. It helps your child to know what to expect and eases any anxiety that he or she may be feeling.
The following are some foolproof ways that you can guarantee testing
success according to various educational sources:
DO express a positive attitude about the test and your child's ability to do well. Your child will be more likely to do well on the test if he or she thinks positively!
DO limit your child's TV . Research has proven that children who watch less TV score higher on test than those who watch more.
Do realize that emphasizing the test too much can increase a child's
anxiety. Instead, emphasize that it is important to do you best!
Do read your child a bedtime story. You'll both love it!
Do read to your child from a variety of materials, such as books, newspapers, instructions, and recipes. Reading from numerous sources will help expose your child to the many types of writing that may be presented on the test.
Do dress your child in layers on test days. Your child will be more comfortable if he or she can add/remove clothing as needed.
Do practice deep-breathing exercises. Before the test and in between the different test sections have your child take a deep breath and count to 10.
Do praise your child for what they do well. Be supportive of their efforts, especially in areas that are challenging.