NBMS EOG Test Taking Tips


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NBMS EOG Test Taking Tips

  1. 1. Test Taking Tips for the EOGs<br />May 24, 25, & 26, 2011<br />
  2. 2. “Why do we have to take these long and boring tests?”<br />Helps identify your strengths and weaknesses.<br />NOTE: All test forms and colors are equal in difficulty! So don’t let the colors fool you! Red is NOT harder than the other colors!!<br />Helps teachers evaluate how well they teach based on your scores.<br />Assures that everyone, after graduation, possesses the skills necessary for the real world. <br />
  3. 3. “Why is my score important?”<br />All of your scores help the state to grade NBMS on their performance.<br />Good EOG scores = Good grade for NBMS!<br />Also used in determining student progress and ability in reading and math. <br />If you are in 8th grade, you will have 3 scores: Reading, Math and Science!<br />
  4. 4. Helpful hints…..<br />Write in your test book!! Cross-out, circle, make notes, highlight.<br />Circle ALL OF YOUR ANSWERS IN YOUR TEST BOOK AND bubble your BUBBLE SHEET!!!!!<br />Make sure the question number in the test book matches the question number on your bubble sheet.<br />Read and listen to the directions CAREFULLY so you know what to do!<br />
  5. 5. Reading Specifics…..<br />READ ALL THE QUESTIONS & CHOICES FIRST. This will make you aware of what to look for when you read the passage.<br />READ THE PASSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY<br />Underline, circle, or highlight key words, phrases and ideas as you read the passage.<br />Re-read each question and all answers choices.<br />Cross-out answers you know are wrong.<br />Select the best answer choice remaining.<br />
  6. 6. Math Specifics…..<br />ALWAYS SHOW YOUR WORK! Take advantage of the blank paper. Write in your test book!<br />Check for careless mistakes (i.e. misplaced decimals, using the wrong operation, pressing the wrong button)<br />Make diagrams if necessary. Visualize what the question is asking.<br />
  7. 7. Good Practices in Test Taking<br />Eat a good, HEALTHY breakfast.<br />Fuel for thought – protein!<br />Get a 8 hours of sleep. <br />No texting/IMing/talking into the middle of the night.<br />Take your time but pace yourself. <br />Attempt every question. Mark the ones that you don’t know and come back later. <br />***Make sure to skip that number on your answer sheet too. <br />Eliminate all of the choices that you know can’t be right.<br />
  8. 8. Good Practices cont.<br />ALWAYS stop at every 10th question to make sure your answer sheet matches the question that you are answering. <br />Again….MARK YOUR ANSWERS IN YOUR BOOK AND BUBBLE SHEET!!<br />Use the time remaining to recheck your answers! Go back to complete skipped questions and make sure all bubbles are filled.<br />Don’t change any answers unless you’re sure they’re wrong. Your 1st answer is most likely correct.<br />Ignore other students- Don’t assume your falling behind if someone finishes before you!! Maybe they’re rushing through in a panic. Work at your own pace & focus on doing YOUR BEST!<br />RELAX! Take a deep breath every once in a while.<br />
  9. 9. MOST IMORTANTLY…..<br />Be confident!<br />You will do your best if you try your hardest!<br />
  10. 10. Words of Inspiration<br />Discover the power of BELIEF<br />