Strategies for Taking Standardized Tests
The Night Before TestingGo to bed on time.• Talk to your parents or   carlascorner.wordpress.com  teacher about anyconcer...
The Morning of TestingStart your day with a Positive Attitude. AttitudeEat a good breakfast.Think of what you will do t...
In The BeginningIf you do not understand the directions, ask for help.Read the question and all           how-to-study.c...
Are we communicating?Make sure you understand what the question is asking.Be sure you are responding to the question tha...
Pace YourselfDon’t spend too much time on       clipartguide.com any one question. Do your best to answer the question co...
Answer ChoicesDo not change your answers unless you are very certain your first choice is incorrect.If you are uncertain...
The Process of        EliminationLook at the answer choices and eliminate choices that you know are incorrect.           ...
The Process of        EliminationIf you can eliminate two wrong answers, your chance of choosing the right answer is grea...
ReadingRead the questions first.• By doing this you will knowwhat you are looking for as youread. This also helps you gofa...
Reading PassagesWhen there are several questions about a reading passage or chart, look for clues in other questions that...
Key WordsFind or underline key words or phrases in the question that will help you choose the correct answer.
A Matter of Time             frugalhappyfamilies.comIf any time remains, make sure you have answered each question.Check...
It’s About TimeDon’t worry if you run out of time.                      msj.edu
Answering QuestionsDont 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.                      webweav...
Final TipsFill in bubbles fully, write neatly, and erase stray marks.Double-check the test number in your test booklet a...
Bibliography Test –Taking Tips for Elementary Students   www.powayusd.com/PUSDSRES/2010-11Resources/testtakingTips.pdf T...
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  1. 1. Strategies for Taking Standardized Tests
  2. 2. The Night Before TestingGo to bed on time.• Talk to your parents or carlascorner.wordpress.com teacher about anyconcerns that you haveabout the testing.
  3. 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 welly-mulia.com from school.
  4. 4. In The BeginningIf you do not understand the directions, ask for help.Read the question and all how-to-study.com answer choices before marking anything.Remember, you can write in the booklet. This will help you focus on important information.
  5. 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. harrison.k12.ky.usRemember to re-read the question if you are not sure what it is asking.
  6. 6. Pace YourselfDon’t spend too much time on clipartguide.com 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. 7. Answer ChoicesDo not change your answers unless you are very certain your first choice is incorrect.If you are uncertain about a imageenvision.com question make the most intelligent guess you can.
  8. 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. 9. The Process of EliminationIf you can eliminate two wrong answers, your chance of choosing the right answer is greater. aam.govst.edu
  10. 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. 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. ilovebooksclub.wordpress.com
  12. 12. Key WordsFind or underline key words or phrases in the question that will help you choose the correct answer.
  13. 13. A Matter of Time frugalhappyfamilies.com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. 14. It’s About TimeDon’t worry if you run out of time. msj.edu
  15. 15. Answering QuestionsDont guess blindly, but if you don’t have time to think about the best answer choice, just make it! clker.com
  16. 16. Check Over Your WorkIf you finish early, check to make sure you have answered all questions. webweaver.nu
  17. 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. 18. 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 Testing, Testing, Testing – What should you do? http://www.slideshare.net/erinHfranks/testing-testing-what-should-you-do

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