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Test taking strategies

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  • 1. Strategies for Taking Standardized Tests
  • 2. The Night Before TestingGo to bed on time.• Talk to your parents or teacher about anyconcerns that you haveabout the testing.
  • 3. The Morning of TestingStart your day with a Positive Attitude. AttitudeEat a good breakfast.Think of what you will do to relax after you get home from school.
  • 4. In The BeginningIf you do not understand the directions, ask for help.Read the question and all answer choices before marking anything.Remember, you can write in the booklet. This will help you focus on important information.
  • 5. Are we communicating?Make sure you understand what the question is asking.Be sure you are responding to the question that is being asked.Remember to re-read the question if you are not sure what it is asking.
  • 6. Pace YourselfDon’t spend too much time on any one question. Do your best to answer the question correctly and then move on.Make sure you mark the answer in the correct spot before you move to the next question.Try to answer every question.
  • 7. Answer ChoicesDo not change your answers unless you are very certain your first choice is incorrect.If you are uncertain about a question make the most intelligent guess you can.
  • 8. The Process of EliminationLook at the answer choices and eliminate choices that you know are incorrect. I know C isn’t the answer!
  • 9. The Process of EliminationIf you can eliminate two wrong answers, your chance of choosing the right answer is greater.
  • 10. ReadingRead the questions first.• By doing this you will knowwhat you are looking for as youread. This also helps you gofaster on the test.• Remember you can goback to the passage if you pattyfroese.comneed to.
  • 11. Reading PassagesWhen there are several questions about a reading passage or chart, look for clues in other questions that will help you with items you maybe unsure about.
  • 12. Key WordsFind or underline key words or phrases in the question that will help you choose the correct answer.
  • 13. A Matter of TimeIf any time remains, make sure you have answered each question.Check to make sure you have bubbled correctly.Then look over that section only. If you are certain an answer is incorrect, change it.Remember: Your first guess is usually right.
  • 14. It’s About TimeDon’t worry if you run out of time.
  • 15. Answering QuestionsDont guess blindly, but if you don’t have time to think about the best answer choice, just make it!
  • 16. Check Over Your WorkIf you finish early, check to make sure you have answered all questions.
  • 17. Final TipsFill in bubbles fully, write neatly, and erase stray marks.Double-check the test number in your test booklet against the answer sheet every few questions to be sure you haven’t gotten on the wrong number. banning.bhs.schoolfusion.
  • 18. Bibliography Test –Taking Tips for Elementary Students Test Taking Tips Top Ten Test-Taking Tips for Students methods/6390.html Testing, Testing, Testing – What should you do?