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Breaking down test-taking strategies
Presented by: The CCMMS School Improvement Team
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
Your family and teachers believe in you– be confident!
You have been preparing for these tests all year and you will do
a GREAT job!
Tonight, we will…
Discuss what the End of Grade Test looks like
Create a night-before/morning of the test routine.
Review some simple test-taking strategies
Consider which strategies will work best for you
WHAT ARE THE EOGS/MSLS
EOGs are end of grade tests
MSLs are measures of student learning which are now
called North Carolina Final Exams
Both tests are aligned with Common Core Curriculum and
Essential Standards for the content that is taught.
Graders will take EOGs for Reading and
Mathematics (active/inactive) and NCFEs for Science and
Graders will take EOGs for Reading, Math
(active/inactive), and Science and an NCFE for Social
WHY ARE THERE EOGS/NCFES?
These tests measure student’s progress toward
understanding the concepts that are taught in their
courses for that year.
The tests are just one of many measures to determine
how well students are grasping the content that is
Do you have any questions about the differences between
the EOGS/NCFEs or why they are used?
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Testing begins on May 16th
on May 28th
with make-up tests for
students that were absent on May
Go to bed early
Eat a protein-rich breakfast (brain
What does protein-rich food mean?
Wear comfortable clothes (bring a
sweater/sweatshirt in case you get
Give yourself plenty of time to get
ready in the morning before the test
so you are on-time
What could your “testing” routine
look like? Remember, go ahead
and start your new routine soon
so it becomes a habit!
QUICK TEST-TAKING STRATEGY
Remember to continue using the strategies your teachers
have been focusing with you on…
Read directions carefully
Read the entire passage + all answer choices
Annotating a text (you can use this in all your
classes…on ANY test!)
Making predictions before you read or answer a math
Make inferences based on prior knowledge
Go with your FIRST answer!
Pace yourself as you answer questions
Review all of your answers and check your work
TEST-TAKING STRATEGY KID TALK
What test-taking strategies work well for you?
What is difficult for you when you are taking a test?
Are there any new strategies we talked about tonight
that you will try during our tests this year?
Check out these great websites for additional test-
Website Name URL
Study G’s http://www.studygs.net
PBS Kids http://Pbskids.org/itsmylife/school/testst
ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS,