Testing, Testing, What Should You Do?

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Testing, Testing, What Should You Do?

  1. 1. Strategies for Taking Standardized Tests
  2. 2. The Night Before Testing <ul><li>Go to bed on time. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your parents or teacher about any concerns that you have about the testing. </li></ul>carlascorner.wordpress.com
  3. 3. <ul><li>Start your day with a Positive Attitude . </li></ul><ul><li>Eat a good breakfast. </li></ul><ul><li>Think of what you will do to relax after you get home from school. </li></ul>The Morning of Testing welly-mulia.com
  4. 4. In The Beginning <ul><li>If you do not understand the directions, ask for help. </li></ul><ul><li>Read the question and all answer choices before marking anything. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, you can write in the booklet. This will help you focus on important information. </li></ul>how-to-study.com
  5. 5. Are we communicating? <ul><li>Make sure you understand what the question is asking. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure you are responding to the question that is being asked. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to re-read the question if you are not sure what it is asking. </li></ul>harrison.k12.ky.us
  6. 6. Pace Yourself <ul><li>Don’t spend too much time on any one question. Do your best to answer the question correctly and then move on. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you mark the answer in the correct spot before you move to the next question. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to answer every question. </li></ul>clipartguide.com
  7. 7. Answer Choices <ul><li>Do not change your answers unless you are very certain your first choice is incorrect. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are uncertain about a question make the most intelligent guess you can. </li></ul>imageenvision.com
  8. 8. The Process of Elimination <ul><li>Look at the answer choices and eliminate choices that you know are incorrect. </li></ul>I know C isn’t the answer!
  9. 9. The Process of Elimination <ul><li>If you can eliminate two wrong answers, your chance of choosing the right answer is greater. </li></ul>aam.govst.edu
  10. 10. Reading Read the questions first. <ul><li>By doing this you will know what you are looking for as you read. This also helps you go faster on the test. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember you can go back to the passage if you need to. </li></ul>pattyfroese.com
  11. 11. Reading Passages <ul><li>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. </li></ul>ilovebooksclub.wordpress.com
  12. 12. Math Computation <ul><li>When using scratch paper on a math test, double check to make sure that you have copied the problem correctly from the test booklet! Remember you can write in the test booklet! </li></ul>age.abss.k12.nc.us
  13. 13. Math Computation <ul><li>Line up place value correctly on your scratch paper (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones) or the answer will be incorrect. </li></ul>mahalo.com
  14. 14. Math Computation <ul><li>If your answer does not match one of the choices, reread the problem, recopy the numbers, and try solving it again. </li></ul>disvesenddist.blogspot.com
  15. 15. Key Words <ul><li>Find or underline key words or phrases in the question that will help you choose the correct answer. </li></ul>
  16. 16. A Matter of Time <ul><li>If any time remains, make sure you have answered each question. </li></ul><ul><li>Check to make sure you have bubbled correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>Then look over that section only. If you are certain an answer is incorrect, change it. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: Your first guess is usually right. </li></ul>frugalhappyfamilies.com
  17. 17. It’s About Time <ul><li>Don’t worry if you run out of time. </li></ul>msj.edu
  18. 18. Answering Questions <ul><li>Don't guess blindly, but if you don’t have time to think about the best answer choice, just make it! </li></ul>clker.com
  19. 19. Check Over Your Work <ul><li>If you finish early, check to make sure you have answered all questions. </li></ul>webweaver.nu
  20. 20. Final Tips <ul><li>Fill in bubbles fully, write neatly, and erase stray marks. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>banning.bhs.schoolfusion.us
  21. 21. CRCT <ul><li>The CRCT </li></ul><ul><li>Won’t Beat Me! </li></ul>clipartheaven.com clipartpal.com
  22. 22. Bibliography <ul><li>Test –Taking Tips for Elementary Students </li></ul><ul><li>www.powayusd.com/PUSDSRES/2010-11Resources/testtakingTips.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Test Taking Tips </li></ul><ul><li>www.testtakingtips.com </li></ul><ul><li>Top Ten Test-Taking Tips for Students </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachervision.fen.com/study-skills/teaching-methods/6390.html </li></ul>

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