How You Can Help Your Child - Test Taking Tips!

posted May 5, 2017, 11:33 AM by Patty Gelbrich   [ updated May 5, 2017, 11:34 AM ]
 It's testing season!  Smarter Balanced Assessments are occurring for our students in grades 3 and up.  Can you help - you bet!  Encourage your children to always do their best on the test.  Remind them that doing well in school will allow them more options for their future.  Here are some do's and don'ts...


Do's and Don'ts....

Do:
  • Make sure your children have eaten well on test days.  Studies show good nutrition is related to improved attention and concentration.
  • Help your children by encouraging a good night's sleep.  Tired children have difficulty focusing.
  • Make the morning of a testing day pleasant.  Stress will impair your child's ability to do their best.
  • Ensure your child makes it to school on time so they do not miss instructions.

Don't's
  • Don't schedule doctor or dentist appointments on a testing day.
  • Don't underestimate your influence on your children.  Taking an interest in what they do at school has a positive impact.
  • Don't be too anxious about your child's test scores.  It is important to let them know that the tests should be taken seriously, and to do their best.  It is also important not to increase test-taking anxiety.