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  1. 1. A Survival Guide to the EOGs<br /> <br />
  2. 2. This little guide answers some <br />of your questions about the <br />End-of-Grade tests. <br />These tests can be stressful <br />for some students, and I hope this information will help ease your mind. The most important thing to remember during testing is <br />Stay Calm, Believe in Yourself, <br />and Do Your Best.<br />
  3. 3. Biggest Worry: What if I don’t pass?<br />If you don’t pass the 1st time, you get a 2nd chance to take the test. To get you ready for the retest, for one <br />week your teachers will help you study <br />and prepare.<br /> <br />And if I still don’t pass?<br />Then we talk about summer school <br />and the portfolio of work you have been <br />creating all school year. Your teachers have been saving your work, just in case.<br /> <br />
  4. 4. Will I be retained?<br />The answer is almost always “NO”. EOGs are just one test. You would have to have a poor portfolio, not pass the EOGs, and then not show up for summer <br />school to fail your grade.<br />
  5. 5. On the day of the test…<br /> <br />Why is everything so planned out?<br />The teachers have a script they have to read. We call EOGs standardized tests, because everything is supposed to be “STANDARD” or “all the same.” <br />We want every student to have a similar <br />experience, so every teacher is supposed <br />to do things the same way and give the <br />same instructions.<br />
  6. 6. Teachers sound like robots when they read the test instructions, because they are a little nervous, too. They want to make sure they do their part correctly. <br />Everything is on a tight schedule <br />Because we want to …<br />1. Finish in time for lunch.<br />2. Get it over with!<br /> <br /> <br />
  7. 7. The test book is HUGE and SCARY! Why is the test book so big?<br />The people who make the tests (yes, that’s somebody’s job) like to spread out the questions. They believe this helps you to understand the directions. <br />And, the math test booklet has two tests <br />in it: one test where you can use the <br />calculator, and one where you can’t.<br />
  8. 8.  <br />Most important things to remember about the test booklet:<br /> <br />It’s yours! You can write on the cover as soon as you get it. <br />Got a math formula you’re trying to remember? <br />Write it on the test booklet as soon as you get <br />it!<br />Work on one thing at a time. <br />Remember to work mindfully…stay in the <br />moment… Don’t worry about how much you <br />have left to do. Just keep it steady and do your best. <br />
  9. 9. OK… What about the answer sheet?<br /> <br />What if I don’t make my <br />Circles perfectly?Try to make your circles neatly,<br />but don’t worry too much. It’s <br />my job to check all the answer <br />sheets. I would NEVER change <br />your answers, but I make sure <br />your answer sheet looks okay <br />for the machine that scores it.<br /> <br />If you make an ugly erase mark, that’s okay. <br />The scoring machine only reads the circles. <br />And what about the dreaded, most horrible, <br />worst of all disasters… <br />
  10. 10.  <br />MISALIGNMENT?!<br />If you discover that you have <br />been marking circles in the <br />wrong section or somehow <br />got mixed up, here are the <br />rules:<br />1. Do not panic. It’s going <br /> to be alright. I promise. <br /> Really. No, really. I <br /> would never lie to you.<br />2. Raise your hand and the <br /> teacher or proctor will <br /> come over. Tell them <br /> your problem, and they will know what to do.<br /> <br />
  11. 11. Important to remember…<br />When we fix misalignments, we need <br />your help. You will need to work with <br />the teacher to make sure the answers<br />look the way you want. We stop your<br />clock to fix the problem. When <br />everything is okay, we start your time<br />again, so you still get all the time you need. <br /> <br />Good Idea:Circle your answers in the test booklet. That way, if <br />you get misaligned, it will be soooooo much easier <br />to fix!<br />
  12. 12. Speaking of Time…..<br /> <br /> I’m afraid I will run out of time. How much time do I really have?<br />Most people will finish the test in the classroom with the teacher. Some kids work more carefully, and they take more time. No problem; different kids do different things. <br /> <br />When the teacher says time is up, that means just <br />in that classroom. If you need more time, <br />you will move to a different room (probably <br />the library) where you will get lots more time <br />to finish up. <br /> <br />Good Idea:<br />Ask the teacher before the test begins to explain what you <br />should do if you need extra time to finish the test.<br />
  13. 13. What about the time on the board?<br />That’s really just to help you know when you’ll get the <br />next break. You will get extra time after testing <br />stops in the classroom.<br /> <br />What if the other kids stare at me or get tired of waiting for me?<br />Raise your hand and tell the teacher you want to take your extra time in another room because the kids are bothering you. You have a right to test in a setting without distractions. It’s not a problem, so ask for what you need.<br /> <br />What will people think if I finish last?<br />I will be the only one to know. I will think <br />you did your very best and worked really <br />hard. I will be proud of you!<br />
  14. 14. Really Random Worries…<br /> <br />What if I don’t have a number 2 pencil that says “Number 2” on it? <br />The teacher will give you two <br /> pencils. Not a problem.<br />  <br /> And what if I forget how to do problem? <br />Take a deep breath, and make a little mark on <br />your answer sheet that you should come back to <br />that one later. If you still can’t remember, take your <br />best guess.<br /> <br />
  15. 15. What is that proctor doing? Why are they breathing down my neck? <br />They don’t mean to bother you. They <br />have a job to do, too. They are checking<br />to see if you are bubbling in the right <br />section and to see if you are suffering <br />from dreaded misalignment. Just like the teachers, and just like you, they are a little nervous, too.<br /> <br /> What if I get sick? <br />It will be okay. The proctor is also there to <br />take you to the nurse if you need to go. You <br />can finish testing when you feel better.<br /> <br />
  16. 16. Can I chew gum during the test?<br />Probably. Ask your teacher on the day when we check the information on the answer sheets. <br /> <br />What if we have a tornado or <br />earthquake or aliens land <br />on the football field?<br />Stay calm. Follow your <br />teacher’s instructions. <br />Your safety is the most <br />important thing. <br />
  17. 17. What if I have to go to the bathroom?<br />That’s okay, too. That’s another job for the proctor. They take only one student at a time, and they won’t talk with you much.<br /> <br />Why do I have to take these stupid EOGs anyway?<br />EOGs are how the state makes sure schools and teachers are doing a good job. The tests give grown-ups information on how schools can improve. They also begin to answer the question… Did students learn the information they needed to learn for the current grade? <br />
  18. 18. Final Notes:<br /> <br />You have prepared all year for this test. Trust your knowledge, <br />and believe in yourself. <br /> <br />Remember to think positive <br />thoughts.<br /> <br />Remember to breathe deeply and <br />slowly. It will help you concentrate <br />and help you relax.<br />  <br />Get stuck? Imagine the face of someone <br />who loves you, cheering you on.<br /> <br />