Preparing for Testing

  • The best way to support your child’s efforts is to encourage him/her always work to the best of their ability and give the tests their attention.
     

    Regularly…

    • Read with your child. Ask questions that will help your child activate his/her thinking skills to improve comprehension.
    • Discuss your child’s work in mathematics. Use homework as an opportunity to show the importance of math to the real world.
    • Encourage your child to keep a journal and write stories. Discuss his/her writing as an interested reader…not just an editor. Keep doing what you’re already doing!

    On the day of the test...

    • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep.
    • Make sure your child eats a good breakfast.
    • Remind your child to ask the teacher questions if he/she doesn’t understand.
    • Let your child know you have confidence in his/her abilities.
    • Encourage your child not to worry and to do his/her personal best!
    Parents, while test data provides us with additional information about the individual student, we encourage you to continue communicating to your child/children that test scores are only one part of the achievement picture. Children need to be assured that the work they do on a daily basis is the most important measure and there is no substitute for giving every task their best effort.