Testing, Testing, What Should You Do?
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Testing, Testing, What Should You Do?



Test-Taking strategies for Standardized Testing (elementary)

Test-Taking strategies for Standardized Testing (elementary)



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  • Strategies for Taking Standardized Tests
  • The Night Before Testing
    • Go to bed on time.
    • Talk to your parents or teacher about any concerns that you have about the testing.
    • Start your day with a Positive Attitude .
    • Eat a good breakfast.
    • Think of what you will do to relax after you get home from school.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Process of Elimination
    • Look at the answer choices and eliminate choices that you know are incorrect.
    I know C isn’t the answer!
  • The Process of Elimination
    • If you can eliminate two wrong answers, your chance of choosing the right answer is greater.
  • Reading Read the questions first.
    • By doing this you will know what you are looking for as you read. This also helps you go faster on the test.
    • Remember you can go back to the passage if you need to.
  • 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.
  • Math Computation
    • 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!
  • Math Computation
    • Line up place value correctly on your scratch paper (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones) or the answer will be incorrect.
  • Math Computation
    • If your answer does not match one of the choices, reread the problem, recopy the numbers, and try solving it again.
  • Key Words
    • Find or underline key words or phrases in the question that will help you choose the correct answer.
  • 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.
  • It’s About Time
    • Don’t worry if you run out of time.
  • Answering Questions
    • Don't guess blindly, but if you don’t have time to think about the best answer choice, just make it!
  • Check Over Your Work
    • If you finish early, check to make sure you have answered all questions.
  • 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.
  • CRCT
    • The CRCT
    • Won’t Beat Me!
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  • Bibliography
    • Test –Taking Tips for Elementary Students
    • www.powayusd.com/PUSDSRES/2010-11Resources/testtakingTips.pdf
    • Test Taking Tips
    • www.testtakingtips.com
    • Top Ten Test-Taking Tips for Students
    • http://www.teachervision.fen.com/study-skills/teaching-methods/6390.html