Strategies for Taking the End of Grade Test Testing Dates: May 14-17 Monday: Reading (3-5) Tuesday: Math Active (3-5) Wednesday: Math In-Active (3-5) Thursday: 5th Grade Science Only one subject can be given on a regular school day Reading EOG 8 selections 2 Fiction Selections (short story, myth, fairy tale, etc.) · 1 Non-Fiction Selection (biography, letter, journal, etc.) · 1 Poetry Selection · 2 Content Selections (science, social studies, art, music, etc.) · 1 Consumer Selection ( recipe, menu, how-to, etc.) 1 Experimental Selection ( can be any of the above) Math EOG Measures student understanding and knowledge of five strands or goals: 1. Number and operations 2. Measurement 3. Geometry 4. Data analysis and probability 5. Algebra There are calculator active and calculator inactive sections Science EOG (5th Grade Only) Measures student understanding and knowledge of principles, concepts, interpret laboratory activities and relate scientific information to everyday situations Administration allows calculators on the test ‘Twas the Night Before Testing • Go to bed at a reasonable time. Put a few #2 pencils with erasers in your backpack. ● •Talk to your parents or teachers about any concerns that you might have about the test. •Don’t threaten them with failure---they are anxious enough already! The Morning of Testing • Start your day with a healthy well balanced breakfast every day of the test. • Arrive on time & don’t allow your child to miss school unless they are really sick. • Avoid stressful situations and problems. • Think Positive! “I can do this!” Multiple Choice Questions • Read the directions carefully. • Read the question and all answer choices before marking anything. • Check periodically to see that item numbers and answer items match. • Don’t spend too much time on any one question. Do your best and then move on. • Do not change your answers unless you are very uncertain about your first answer choice. • Try to answer every question. Make the most intelligent guess you can. The Process of Elimination After you have been through all of the answer choices once, go back and eliminate choices that you know are incorrect. I know C isn’t the answer! • If you can eliminate two wrong answers, you have a 50/50 chance of getting the right answer. For the most part there are 2 wrong answers and 2 answers that could be correct. • Remember: Your first guess is usually right. Marking Answers on the Answer Sheet • Don’t erase mistakes too hard, and don’t redraw erased circles. • Watch for stray marks. • The computer will count your answer incorrect if two circles have pencil marks in them. Skip, Return, Check • If you finish early, check to make sure you have answered all questions. • Yes, that means really go back and check your work!